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Old 11-18-2010, 11:54 PM
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Hey Everyone! I have a 2007 2500 diesel and I just moved to colorado recently... Im from texas but neways everyone here keeps telling me I need to plug up my truck in the cold weather...But then i hear that the newer trucks don't need to be plugged up...I dont have newhere to plug it up neways cus i live in an apartment! So does neone know? or any suggestions??
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Hey Meg...when I lived in Wyoming we had to plug in our vehicles or they would not start. I got a kit from my dealer to add the block heater and got me a couple of long extension cords to be able to plug it in at night so it would start in the morning.

You will need one. There's nothing special about the current engines that will prevent a fuel icing or sludging problem if it gets cold enough, and it will in Colorado for sure.

So get you a block heater installed and a couple of long extension cords. Just plug them into your apartment, run the cords down to the truck and plug it in each night when it's gonna be super cold. Then in the AM just unplug the truck, roll up the cords, put them in the truck, start and go!
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Ohhh alrighty thanks for the heads up!
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Seems like a PITA to own a diesel in cold climates during the winter.
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I can deal with it I love my diesel! =)
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yes definitely get a block heater. even when winter hits here in NY my unlce and buddies plug their's in to make sure no fuel freezing or sludging. spend a little to save alot
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Okay thanks I deff will!! =)
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I use a timer to turn my trucks block heater on about 2 or 3 hours before I'm ready to go. When I get home in the evening, I just plug the truck in and the timer does the rest. Just remember to keep the timer plugged in or you will have to correct the time of day everytime you use it. Depending on how cold it is, you should only need a few hours to preheat your truck. I have heard of people leaving them plugged in all night but that was in Alaska where it gets really cold. Good luck
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I leave mine plugged in all night in georgia then when you get in in the morn you have heat right away
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I have a 2006 cummins. When I bought it I spoke with a diesel mechanic and he told me unless it's -30 deg f. you dont need it. But beins you got a gasser, I'd check with the mechanic.
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