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Re: Cold weather operation

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Noted when I filled up in the winter that there were a lot of empty Howes diesel additive bottles around the pump. In severe cold without Howes you can hear the fuel pump trying to move slush. Add a little it works!
We have a 2500 gallon bulk tank and it gets a dose of winter Power Service winter additive at the fall top off. We had the experience one year of an early cold snap and non winter fuel. The whole tank turned into jello. Our fuel jobber put in diesel 911. Problem solved.

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FYI The GDE tune turns off the EGR. for longevity obviously beneficial, however warmup will take about 4 x as long with the EGR turned off. so a high idle option would be something to consider....
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Re: Cold weather operation

I live in Ottawa Canada and last winter (my first with the diesel) we had prolonged periods of really cold weather-30 Celsius in the day even. I never had any trouble with starting-there's a bit more diesel clatter at first. The heater worked quite quickly and never not hot enough. My worry was more the def fluid-I had read that the tank heater wasn't strong enough for a full tanks worth, so I just made sure I was below half at the beginning of winter and that never gave me any troubles.
I certainly never had to even consider a grill cover; as for a fast idle it seems the regular stock tune provides a fast enough idle when cold.
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Does anyone know if it hurts anything to leave the block heater plugged in for several days at a time?

I ask because I'm a truck driver in Wisconsin and once I get to work my Jeep sits outside for 5 days until I go home.
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Does anyone know if it hurts anything to leave the block heater plugged in for several days at a time?

I ask because I'm a truck driver in Wisconsin and once I get to work my Jeep sits outside for 5 days until I go home.
Maybe buy a timer and run/off 12 hours?
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Does anyone know if it hurts anything to leave the block heater plugged in for several days at a time?

I ask because I'm a truck driver in Wisconsin and once I get to work my Jeep sits outside for 5 days until I go home.
You can run block heater as long as you like, without any damage.
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You can run block heater as long as you like, without any damage.
Except to your electric bill....
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Except to your electric bill....

The block heater on the EcoDiesel is relatively efficient. With Wisconsin weather being so fickle, basically changing every 2 minutes, leaving your block heater plugged in for days at a time is a non-issue.
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Except to your electric bill....
Ha! Company has 75 big rigs plugged in, I don't think they'll notice my little Jeep.
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Re: Cold weather operation

We have plug in's available and i always used them for the truck. Added benefit is getting the cab warm much sooner!
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Does anyone know if it hurts anything to leave the block heater plugged in for several days at a time?

I ask because I'm a truck driver in Wisconsin and once I get to work my Jeep sits outside for 5 days until I go home.
Our company dosent care if we plug in our personal rigs while we are on the road. At home I have a timer which gives one hour on, one hour off. Does not keep it quite as warm but its easier on the electric bill.
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Re: Cold weather operation

If you look at the owners manual...for example my 2014 JGC OM Ed 9 says the that fuse number F103, 10 AMP is for a "Cabin Heater" (diesel only). This will help the inside the vehicle temperature warm up faster when its cold outside....of course this won't help the engine itself warm up. I know it does warm up really quickly in the winter no matter how cold it is. It also states in the Diesel supplement that there is a heater in the fuel tank to help keep the fuel from jelling (it has its own thermostat). Lastly, I know that there is a heater for the DEF as it begins to freeze around 12F degrees. This heater and I believe the fuel tank heater (I'm not sure if the engine block heater runs the tank heater too? but its possibile) only run when its cold and the engine is running...I have never had a problem in extremely cold temps well below 0F with my Jeep diesel...hope this helps...as Old Man Winter is coming back for a visit
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