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Old 01-26-2011, 04:28 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Block Heater ?

Is it ok to plug in the block heater wile the engine is still hot? i really dont see how it could be an issue but seeing as how this is my first diesel and my first time plugging it in i wanted to ask to make sure. its not suposed to get REAL cold here tonight but i wanted to see how much of a difference it makes in warm up time in the morning. Thanks in advance for any advice!
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:50 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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yes you can plug it in. I know a bunch of guys that do.

honestly in florida i dont know why you would ever need to plug it in.
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:53 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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hello;
i would not worry about plugging in your d-max unless it stays very cold for several days.
i see you live in FL. i don`t think you got much to worry about..LOL scott
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:57 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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yeah i know its not needed here i just wanted to see if it made any difference on warm up in the morning. i know im not dealing with NEAR the cold you guys up north are dealing with. its more me being like a kid in a toy store wanting to play with all the new toys and see what they do LOL
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:00 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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i plug mine in as soon as i get home from work havent had any problems... all it does is heat the coolant in the engine making it easyier to start. also gives ya heat in the cab faster since the coolant is already somewhat warm
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:03 AM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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I never knew I had one until last year when my glow plug circuit went down. I don't normally plug it in unless it's less than 10 f. And then I run it while the truck is still warming up, never had any problems yet.
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