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Old 01-27-2012, 01:23 AM
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Location: Brandon, MB
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Vehicle: 2010 Ram 1500 QC
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
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with Kurtis. The big killer is lubrication, which is why oil pan heaters are quite popular with diesel owners in very cold climates. I still have 2 diesels that I run year round, one in a tractor, the other in a large portable generator. As both have an extreme amount of hours on them. I use both an oil pan heater and a recirculation block heater to ensure the oil flows. In -30 deg C (about -20 deg F), I warm them up for at least 5 minutes, then load them lightly until they are at full operating temp. One of the engines has just over 8000 hours, the other is unknown, as the hour meter quit a few years ago at 12,500 hours. neither engine has ever had more than basic maintenance done to it. I'm not a diesel guy, but have followed the recommendation of 90 year old that ran diesels all his life, and so far it's paying off for me.
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2010 Ram 1500 Hemi Sport, 3.92, Leather, NAV, Alpine, Sunroof, Trailer tow, Brake Contoller, Rear Cam
Mods - 3M clear protect, Decals removed, Electric Tailgate Lock, Tow Hooks, Skid Plates, Bed Rug, Pace Edwards Bedlocker Electric Tonneau, Timbren Rear SES, Tinted Tail Lights, Debadged, Grill Blacked Out, Shorty Antenna, Black Chromed Emblems, Lightly tinted front windows, DS Predator, Cabin Air Filter, K&N Drop In, Mufflex (Magnaflo) DOD24M, Sonnax line pressure booster, Volant CAI
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