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Oil heater for winter starts

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by 84CUCV, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I was about to by one. What do you guys use? mike
     
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    As long as your glow system is in working order you shouldnt have any problems. I had a coolant heater that i used to plug in when it was in the sub zeros, but it would start just fine with out it. You'll also notice a big difference in starting if you use either a synthetic or synthetic blend oil in the winter, and good strong batteries. You have to keep your cranking rpm to get them started. hope this helps.
     
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    I was about to by one. What do you guys use? mike

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    I am pretty sure your block has a heater, it should be next to the engine mount, if you don't have one put one, it goes instead of a freeze plug.
    All the guys in really cold weather use them and say they make a difference.
    I have never needed it here /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    thanks Mike
     

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