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Old 03-24-2009, 18:45   #1 (permalink)
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what need when truck hard time starting cold

what does that need when the truck has a hard time starting in cold weather. Is that normal for a diesel? janis
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:51   #2 (permalink)
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Re: what need when truck hard time starting cold

you may need to install one of those pre heaters, that you plug in. Dont have a diesel, but have heard they wont start if it is really cold out. Or maybe a new battery. Just my 2 cents
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Old 03-29-2009, 22:11   #3 (permalink)
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Re: what need when truck hard time starting cold

It would help to know what your truck is.

Year, model, engine, transmission, 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive, any modifications/performance enhancements, etc.

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Old 04-06-2009, 20:11   #4 (permalink)
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Re: what need when truck hard time starting cold

If it is real cold, the fuel could gel, or any water in filter could freeze and restrict fuel.
Some trucks have glow plugs or grid heaters, some also have fuel pre-heaters.
Plug in block heaters help. Powerserve or Howes diesel treatment help some too.
What kind of truck?
Good Batteries help A LOT.
Be careful using starting fluids. Glow plugs/grid heaters can cause explosion.
What part of the country do you live? How cold?
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