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and don't forget to install one of Doms DEF shields - avoid deep snow etc until you do.

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Re: Any advice for those who are driving in subzero temperature.

Anyone had their vehicle act a little funny in the cold temps?

Mine had been sitting for a week or two when the deep cold temps came through a couple weeks back. I had just filled it up before parking it, so it was full of fuel from what should have been a quality station.

I cut it on, let it idle for probably 20-30 seconds and then went to pull out of the driveway, slowly, not hot rodding due to temps. While pulling out of the driveway it started to really struggle and the engine noise shot up for probably 100 yards and then finally fell back to normal. Thoughts?
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While pulling out of the driveway it started to really struggle and the engine noise shot up for probably 100 yards and then finally fell back to normal. Thoughts?
Do you have your EVIC setup to display which gear your transmission is in? If not, do that. The transmission can hold onto gears, especially if it's cold, putatively to try to help it warm up faster or whatnot.
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Re: Any advice for those who are driving in subzero temperature.

It will run almost sluggish until it warms up. MY GC went through last years cold snaps with no problems and while I have the heater cord installed I have yet to use it and honestly not really sure where it is. I have been driving a diesel for probably the last 10 years and this is the best I have had as far as starting goes. The real key is to have a good battery as it takes a good amount of power to turn the engine over, and secondly, only buy from stations that sell a good amount of diesel so that you have good fuel. Also make sure that you change your fuel filter as scheduled. It prevents water from getting into your engine or lines and potentially freezing.

The only problem I ever had was when I stupidly put in a diesel treatment into the fuel that was designed to boost the Cetane rating and not the kind that prevents jelling. Yep it got really cold and my car died on the highway. Hard lesson learned.
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Re: Any advice for those who are driving in subzero temperature.

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Do you have your EVIC setup to display which gear your transmission is in? If not, do that. The transmission can hold onto gears, especially if it's cold, putatively to try to help it warm up faster or whatnot.
It is but I don't recall looking at the gear the vehicle was in. I wasn't going more than 6-7 mph maybe. The noise was so loud that I just let off the gas and let it roll for a second. Then tried it again and it didn't really do anything different but I needed to move on and so I slowly tried picking up speed. After a few seconds it calmed back down and acted normal.
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