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Hi All. Just picked up a new 2019 Chevy 2500 crew cab standard bed. I had a GMC 2500 gasser but it struggled to pull my toy hauler RV in hilly terrain. This is my first Diesel. I have 3 free services at the dealer so I think I'm good with that for a while. I do have a question-Should I avoid any particular brand fuel stations? I heard some of the bigger truck stops have contamined fuel. Also, should I warm the truck up in the winter?
Thanks, Matt
 

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Hi All. Just picked up a new 2019 Chevy 2500 crew cab standard bed. I had a GMC 2500 gasser but it struggled to pull my toy hauler RV in hilly terrain. This is my first Diesel. I have 3 free services at the dealer so I think I'm good with that for a while. I do have a question-Should I avoid any particular brand fuel stations? I heard some of the bigger truck stops have contamined fuel. Also, should I warm the truck up in the winter?
Thanks, Matt
Welcome - I'm not sure if there is a particular brand of fuel that should be ignored, everyone has an option on this but I think most will agree to buy from a station that has a higher volume of sales so you don't end up with old fuel. As for warming it up, I like to drive a warm truck so I usually plug it in when the temperature is below -10C or about 15 F. Did your truck come with the block heater recall fixed, or is the cord cut? I recently had mine replaced. On another note I have read posts where they say the block heater only works when it is below 0F, the one I had worked anytime I plugged it in and the replacement one is the same (I can hear it heating the coolant)…

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