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Old January 14th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #1
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-3 degrees this morning. 1994 IDI turbo 7.3 in a Ford pickup NOT plugged in. It started!!!!!! I hope it does it again tomorrow because my block heater is on the fritz.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 03:49 PM   #2
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I used to have pretty good luck on my old IDI not being pluged in, but I put new gp's in it when I got it. Sucks having to change the heater with all the fluid in it. But on the plus side I remember the heater being only like $40 ish from the International dealer.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 03:58 PM   #3
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lucky you..I spent the first few hours this morning outside trying to get a couple machines running...
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-8 was too much for it. I finally got off my ass and bought a block heater.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 08:48 AM   #5
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lucky you..I spent the first few hours this morning outside trying to get a couple machines running...
Sheese Bill, you act like you have the worst job in the world. I spent 6 of 8 hours outside working on equipment when it was -3 in the morning and got up to 9 in the afternoon. The wind was almost non-existant so it really wasn't so bad. One of the guys at Merrill Tool came out and told me my job must really suck. I told him "hell no"! I get to see the outside and travel all over the central part of the state to do my job. I can even stop and get a munchie or soda when ever I want. I just wish I liked the people I work with as much as I enjoy my job.
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2000 SD 7.3 usually park in the garage. Thurs night had to park outside. Didn't plug it in. Checked the weather station I have when I got up in the am. -14 Hit the remote start on the truck. Started first try
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94 7.3 idi turbo never plugged in always starts.new glow plugs when bought it. only time it failed was when battery froze on me 4 days ago. new battery
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Test the power cord, when mine quit working I just had to put a new end on it. No mess no fuss.

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Sheese Bill, you act like you have the worst job in the world. I spent 6 of 8 hours outside working on equipment when it was -3 in the morning and got up to 9 in the afternoon. The wind was almost non-existant so it really wasn't so bad. One of the guys at Merrill Tool came out and told me my job must really suck. I told him "hell no"! I get to see the outside and travel all over the central part of the state to do my job. I can even stop and get a munchie or soda when ever I want. I just wish I liked the people I work with as much as I enjoy my job.
and you signed up for a field service job...I'm a shop tech, I dont like working outside at all, especially when its cold out!

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and you signed up for a field service job...I'm a shop tech, I dont like working outside at all, especially when its cold out!


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