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Finally plugged dmax in

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by leigh, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,990

    After 8 years I plugged my truck in.Minus 5 last night,3 glow plugs not working.Never a problem but figured I'd give it a try.Searched for plug,knew it was ther somewhere and started right up this morning,no hard start or billowing smoke.Think I should have been doing this all along.
     
  2. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Funny how that works huh? Haha
     
  3. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    Plus you will have heat right away. I plug my diesels in for a few hours when it gets below about twenty F. Oil get moving faster =less wear.
     
  4. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,990

    Do these heaters warm the coolant or oil?
     
  5. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    Coolant
    But this will warm everything else that is close.
     
  6. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,990

    Thought so,thanx
     
  7. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,889

    I never plugged my Dodge in until last year...amazing how much happier it is when it's cold like this. I've never had it not start, even at -15 to -20 but it sure was pissy for the first couple minutes.
     
  8. crazyboy

    crazyboy Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 296

    Put the heater on a timer and have it turn on a few hours before you need to start it.
     
  9. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Ive been plugging my 6.0L in since November lol. It actually gelled up on me the other night after about 3 hours of running! I had 3/4 full tank, then added some treatment then topped off and let it sit until we went back out about 6 hours later. Luckily I nursed it back to the shop and within 20 minutes it was fine. Im trying out Hot Shot Secret winterizer and their striction treatment, Ive heard nothing but good things. Ive been using this stuff from PPF but twice now it's gelled up on my after using it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2015
  10. ultimateinc

    ultimateinc Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    It helps alot. People don't realize how much it helps in these temps. i have a 2006 new holland L180 skid steer. i cant find a plug on it to plug it in. It has to have one somewhere in the engine compartment correct ??
     
  11. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    I have always used Power Service. Never been gelled up with this.

    http://powerservice.com/psp_product/diesel-fuel-supplement-cetane-boost/

    :mechanic:
     
  12. cwby_ram

    cwby_ram Senior Member
    Messages: 907

    Mine is plugged in whenever it isn't running. It's much happier. And warmer.
     
  13. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,990

    Maybe not.My bobcat didn't have one.I bought one that installs in one of the freezeout plugs in block.Bought it 6 years ago,it's still on the shelf lol