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Re: Diesel concerns

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I'm just a few miles from you so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you have success in starting it up at that cold of temps. Keep us posted!

Also, for those of you who might think that he's talking about the wind chill he's not...it's the actual air temp.
I had no issues starting this morning at -5 (-35 wind chill)....felt like forever due to the glowplug wait but again no issue....and no block heater.
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Re: Diesel concerns

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I am a little concerned about Sunday night/Monday when it could get -25 to -30.
Your diesel has to be climatized at your location. I would look at the manual, and maybe talk to someone at a local truckstop to see if you may need to add anything at those (ambient) temps. The diesel supplement calls for NO.1 diesel at those temps.

The ULSD does not seem to "emerge" from the gel stage like the old higher sulfur content diesel did.

**Just a quick note, and I'm sure everyone likely knows this, but it's the ambient temp which is the determining factor....NOT windchill.
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Today was my first cold start with the wife's diesel GC. It started way better than my Powerstroke.
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Re: Diesel concerns

mine started then shut off at some point after i went back inside. was chugging hard on first start. trying to restart did not work and a lot of warning info popped up. took my other truck to work and the wife later started the jeep and it did start but now the engine light is staying on. -18 outside.
where would the heater cord be located if i have one on this jeep? i have looked all over and cannot find it.
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Re: Diesel concerns

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Your diesel has to be climatized at your location. I would look at the manual, and maybe talk to someone at a local truckstop to see if you may need to add anything at those (ambient) temps. The diesel supplement calls for NO.1 diesel at those temps.

The ULSD does not seem to "emerge" from the gel stage like the old higher sulfur content diesel did.

**Just a quick note, and I'm sure everyone likely knows this, but it's the ambient temp which is the determining factor....NOT windchill.
The ambient temp isn't the only factor. Wind chill as such doesn't affect the vehicle like it does humans but a really bad wind chill does mean there is more wind, which will result in a much colder vehicle since the wind will be constantly moving more cold air around the warm parts and that results in significantly more heat transfer than you'd get if the air were calm.
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I had a chance to test drive a new limited the other day that had to Ecodiesel in it. I really liked it aside from the sticker price ($47,000). I live in upper Michigan and get some nasty winters here. Had temps in the negetives on quite a few occasions this year as well as winters past and I don't have a garage, so am concerned about the gelling I have read about. Will I be okay or am I better off just getting the V6?
Been driving around for over three weeks in -15 to -30F, one minor issue that I think was poor fuel. Filling up at a busy Shell and my Overland is performing unbelievably well. If you have the ability to plug it in I wouldn't hesitate.
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Re: Diesel concerns

The newer Diesels start so much better than the older ones. -23 is pretty extreme and I would try to plug it in when the temps drop that low. They have a built in heater but you have to buy the plug which is inside the engine compartment. I have not experienced those temps with this vehicle but have seen some sub zero with my TDI. Did not have any problems but if I was faced with -10 or more I would plug it in at home, and give it a start every few hours. Guess it depends on the job you have but if you could even run out at lunch and run it for a while it will often retain enough heat that starting it should not be an issue.

The key is buying fuel where they sell a lot of diesel and when it gets that cold I probably would put in some anti gelling additive. For me the little bit of inconvenience for a few days a year at most is worth the benefits of owning a diesel.
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Re: Diesel concerns

I think the technology and upgrades with the new diesel keep it pretty reliable when cold starting. Its been around 0 here the last couple days. Its parked outside all day long and fires right up.
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Re: Diesel concerns

Close to zero this AM and started up fine and did not even sound like it was running cold. Of course I used the truck last night until about 8PM so when I started the truck and pulled out I checked the oil temp which was at 26 after the engine was running for at most a minute.

I think the book says that you really need to plug it in when it gets down to -20. I would think -18 is close enough to the requirement so plugging it in probably would be a good idea. The cord is on the left side of the engine and it had to be ordered for it to be on your truck, it is not a standard item. I have seen several posts where you could get the cord for less than they charge as an add on.

Not sure how long you let it run but I think that it will shut down after 10 minutes if you do not get into the vehicle.
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Close to zero this AM and started up fine and did not even sound like it was running cold. Of course I used the truck last night until about 8PM so when I started the truck and pulled out I checked the oil temp which was at 26 after the engine was running for at most a minute.

I think the book says that you really need to plug it in when it gets down to -20. I would think -18 is close enough to the requirement so plugging it in probably would be a good idea. The cord is on the left side of the engine and it had to be ordered for it to be on your truck, it is not a standard item. I have seen several posts where you could get the cord for less than they charge as an add on.

Not sure how long you let it run but I think that it will shut down after 10 minutes if you do not get into the vehicle.
With remote start, it will warm up for 15 minutes, then shut down. You can do this twice before you have to manually start it. The coldest I started mine without a plug was about -25, and manually it started fine. The remote start does not work below around -15. Have the plug, but have not used it yet. It has been around -10 or more below at night around here for the past month, and only 3 times has the remote start not worked. But when I manually start it, I have no problem.
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