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Alright boys, winter is quite literally just about on our front sidewalks. It's going to be cold and miserable, blowing snow, iced up windows and crappy dirty roads etc. we all know how cold blooded our rigs are if you live where it's cold. Now I'm not talking a paper thin sheet of ice cold I'm talking below -20c (-4f) and colder Has anyone done any special modifications to help warmup times and or any special winter preparations to make sure our trucks get us home warm. We always will get home just mayby not as warm as we would like. Has anyone found a different thermostat or anything let's hear about it
 

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Welcome to the DF, where in Canada are you? I'm not looking forward to winter.
 

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yea winter is not the best but its where we live we might as well make the best of it:drink
 

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Don't feel bad about your winters. I live in north pole Alaska and winter has been here for a while now Lol.

As for faster warm ups. Use efi and close the turbo vanes at idle. I have mine set around 90% if I remember correctly. Also install the winter front and plug the block heater in. If it gets really cold where you live. I would install a 150watt oil pan heater 100 watt transmission pan heater and a trickle charger on the battery's.
 

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plug the block heater in!!!!!! On days when I am plowing or do a lot of running the truck usually just runs all day :)
 

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Oh and autostart helps too hehe :)
 

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Run additives and change fuel filter when it starts getting cold also sometimes lighter oil. How hard is it to put autostart in one of these?
 

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I have never had any issues starting my truck but I drive a fair distance and she warms up nice but as soon as I stop I can watch the temperature gauge fall fairly quick. They should have a cold thermostate for it. The cooling system is just to efficient lol I should get an electric fan or something
 

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You can install an autostart on these like you could any vehicle. The only catch is you have to buy a good one where you can set the delay for when the ignition comes on to when it starts so it lets you glow plugs work. I have a Viper alarm and autostart with the 2 way key fob, I have the delay set to 10 seconds.
 

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Im sure this has been asked before but have any lml owners in cold climates had issues with def?
 

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what everyone else is saying.....this was yesterday, its here
 

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Damn i hope the snow doesnt fly here quite yet (Saskatchewan). But like everyone said, run lighter oil (I run 0w-40 in winter), Plug it in at night's, Remote start if you can, and use fuel aditive's so it doesnt gel-up. Or be like me and park in a heated garage connected to the house.

Also, for those of you with Remote start's, how do i hook mine up so my heated seat come's on when i hit the remote start from the house?
 
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