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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:36 PM   #1
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Those of you that put cardboard on the front of your trucks where do you put it? And how do you get it in and to stay? Seems like it shouldnt cover the intercooler but i cant get it in between the inter cooler and radiator because the positive cable from the drivers side battery run right across that gap

Also i was thinking about putting a coat of black spray paint on the cardboard to kind of hide it and hopefully keep it together longer

Does doing this really help? I never did this on my last diesel but that seemed to warm up a lot quicker

Any other things you do to your diesel to prepare for winter? I already changed the oil and fuel filter and replaced the plug and checked both batteries. I usually keep a bottle of diesel 911 the red bottle and ether ( i kno its bad ive never used it but for emergency it may be the only option)

i also see diesel 911 has a white bottle and a silver bottle. i was wondering if putting one of these in at every fill up helps

Any other tips?
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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:57 PM   #2
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Spend the $ and get the grill inserts - if available.

Yes it helps - coming back from Tech one year in Seney - the temp gage was dropping to around 100 - we put an empty beer case in the gill and got heat back for the rest of the ride to GR.

Keep a can of either handy for the -20 degree days
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Old November 24th, 2010, 01:04 PM   #3
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my trucks an 02... i would love to get one of the ford emblem vinyl covers but i can only find those for the 08+
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