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Ok, all you diesel truck owners. How does the new gen of diesel trucks work in the cold? I know the old ones were a bear. Never started, ran like garbage, no heat. Are the new ones any better? Still have to plug them in at night? Also if I go to work, and say it is right around 0 deg, is it going to start when I go home after 9 hours? If I do get a truck, it will have to be my dayly driver all year, so I need something that will run.
 

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I plug in my truck to minimize the intake grid heater cycling and aid the speed with which the truck warms up and I get heat. I have started my truck in temps. down to near zero without the block heater when I took it to Walter Reed Medical Center and she fired right up. All I did was cycle the grid heates 3 times prior to start. Not really required either. During cold weather it is best to install some kind of winter radiator grill cover or front to help maintain engine temp.

Here is some good info. on cold weather operation:

Cold Weather Diesel Opearation
 
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