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Well winter is almost here. Snowing in the mountains!!! Finally!!!

It is my first winter witha diesel and i am a little concerned.

I know it is better for them to be warm bfore driving. I only live a little under 5 miles from my work. Am i going to kill the truck by 7 days a week starting it up letting it warm fro 5-10 minutes and then driving 5 miles and shuting her off??

I will be going up to the mountains once a week so it will get a good run.

Also is there anythig i need to do before winter?? i have thought about a winter grille cover. good? bad? ???
 

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synthetic oil, grille cover, and fuel additive.

driving that short will not be very good on the truck, just make sure to get it good and hot a few times. these trucks like to be worked.
 

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Got it. thanks.

Where can i get a grille cover?? i have tried to google it and cant find the right one.

Any fuel additive better for winter?
 

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Not trying to steal the thread, but this will also be my first winter, and it gets cold here, typically in the 20's during winter. Is it a good idea to plug it in?
 

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Read your owner's manual. GM doesn't recommend you plug it in until below 0 F. But it won't hurt anything to plug it in if its warmer than that. 20s is nothing, it will start right up like a gas engine every time.
 

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The grille cover can be bought on ebay or if you want aftermarket ones cabelas sells one that is thicker & quilted. They also have one that has a screen for the summer. I was searching for stuff for my topper the other night & came across one just like in cabelas & it came with the screen for the summer for like $35 or so.

As far as plugging in, I do it at 15 above or colder when at work. The newer trucks might throw codes if you do it at that warm...but it definately helps on warm-up.
 

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Products this is what me and a couple buddies run... haevn't tried out the winter blend but i like the summer blend a lot
 
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