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Starting Issues in the cold

Where I live it never gets cold enough to cause starting problems, however I am planning a trip up to Tahoe for the snow in a couple weeks. My jeep did come with the block heater, however if I am staying at a hotel over night I won't have easy access to an outlet to plug her in over night. Is there a certain temp where it just won't start, or is it like my old Power stroke where it just takes a few minutes of sitting there letting the glow plugs run?
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Re: Starting Issues in the cold

Ours has started numerous times after a 12 hr soak at -30F. Just make sure your fuel meets the cold temp spec.
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Ours has started numerous times after a 12 hr soak at -30F. Just make sure your fuel meets the cold temp spec.
Same here. No issues after overnight -5F temps. No rough idle, nothing...it cranks like a gas motor. This engine doesn't have cold start issues like my older diesels.
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Re: Starting Issues in the cold

I live in Sweden. Driving a JGC 14 ecodiesel. Have driven it in temperatures below 20'C and works like a charm. The preheat prior to start did take slightly longer in -23'C. The car heats up pretty fast as well however the fans are not fast at getting rid of moist on the rear windows.
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Re: Starting Issues in the cold

I've had two experiences on two different tanks of gas. One was when it got down to -17 and the next morning wouldn't remote start or even start when I got in it. Had to hook up the block heater and wait 2 hours for it to thaw out. It then threw a bunch of check engine lights which turned out to be low fuel pressure (it gelled). A second tank and another dip down to -8 and it started right now.

I'd get some anti-gelling and throw it in there if it is going to get below -10. If not, don't worry about it. Also, went on a trip an asked the hotel desk if they had an outside plug. They did and it was in back. I could hook up without an issue. Not a big deal since it wasn't going to be cold out but they said they frequently get the request.
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Re: Starting Issues in the cold

Think this also points out the importance of being more careful where you get your fuel in the winter. I try to buy from stations that are actually truck stops where you can be fairly certain they have pretty fresh diesel or are high volume stations. A station that might fill up a diesel vehicle only a few times a week might have a mixture of winter and summer fuel and there is a greater chance of water in the fuel as well.

I have had no problems to temps a bit colder than -10 and have read others who have the same experience with much colder.
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