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Old February 21st, 2008, 10:08 AM   #21
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It's a Chitty, I mean Chevy

You should buy a Cummins Bryce:miff:


ya right.... how many times did yours leave you stranded? with how many miles on it?

I have had a trouble free 86k so far
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Old February 21st, 2008, 10:50 AM   #22
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just stick a piece of cardboard between the radiator and intercooler. you will get heat shortly. if it starts running warm, just rip off a bit of the cardboard.
for the record, my cummins usually get heat in about 8-10 mins with no cardboard.
my benzo gets warm in about 3-4 mins with no cardboard.
i also very rarely plug them in.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 10:55 AM   #23
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My 04 Superduty had heat in 20 minutes. I didn't even have it pluged in and I used my remote start.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 10:58 AM   #24
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My 04 Superduty had heat in 20 minutes. I didn't even have it pluged in and I used my remote start.

the pick ups are esay to do that with the simis and the tractor are a bit harder to do it with its just too big of a block and too many coolant passages
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Old February 21st, 2008, 11:04 AM   #25
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bullshit, all of my friends have powerstrokes and they have the same lack of heat I do.

its only really noticable below 0F and plugging it in only makes a difference below about 25F
I don't even have a plug in on my Power Stroke............
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Old February 21st, 2008, 11:18 AM   #26
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My drive in wasn't bad this morning. I moved the jeep out of the garage a few weeks ago when the cold spell started since I'm not working on it anyway.

Plugged in and in the garage and it was keeping me warm. Now on the way home I expect a bit less.

Ironman's cummins never broke down did it? At least, I never saw it. :tonka:
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Old February 21st, 2008, 11:18 AM   #27
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I don't even have a plug in on my Power Stroke............
WHAT YEAR? I just bought a 99' p stroke, having it delivered as i type. What kinda mileage u gettin?
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Old February 21st, 2008, 11:35 AM   #28
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WHAT YEAR? I just bought a 99' p stroke, having it delivered as i type. What kinda mileage u gettin?
2002

I average around 20 to 22 empty, (my wife gets around 18, she likes that turbo)
Side note, I do have a block heater, but it runs off from the batteries.:tonka::tonka::tonka:
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bullshit, all of my friends have powerstrokes and they have the same lack of heat I do.

its only really noticable below 0F and plugging it in only makes a difference below about 25F
no bullshit... it always starts and has always had great heat especially when it's pluged in. You must be doing something wrong... lol:tonka:
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Old February 21st, 2008, 12:32 PM   #30
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You should buy a Cummins Bryce:miff:
Oh, that explains everything... Drive a Chitty or a Cumming and you get what you pay for...:tonka:
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my truck was warm by the time i got to the end of the street this morning without it being plugged in.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 02:55 PM   #32
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Oh, that explains everything... Drive a Chitty or a Cumming and you get what you pay for...:tonka:
Cummins......no G on the end
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bullshit, all of my friends have powerstrokes and they have the same lack of heat I do.

its only really noticable below 0F and plugging it in only makes a difference below about 25F

You sure your block heater is working? My 7.3 started right up at 7:30 this morning not even any romping with it plugged in. If I don't plug it in and it gets below 10 degrees it will almost kill the battery, since I have to crank it over so much to get it to start. My drive to work is only about 2.5 miles and I start to get usable heat right as I get to my work. I keep the heat completely off until I see the temp gauge start to get a little warm so the fan isn't working against you beforehand. On decently long trips I have no problem getting to full temp and getting the inside warm enough I can turn the blower motor to the lowest setting and the heat down some.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 06:08 PM   #34
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my duramax starts right up with out being plugged in. No heat though no matter how long you let it idle. 20 minutes driving time it will think about making some heat!
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Old February 21st, 2008, 06:25 PM   #35
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The ole' 12 Valve hates this weather that we've been having in Iowa . . . Good thing I have the Buick to make the 2 mile trip to work.
I think I drove 3 miles the other day before I even started running in all 6 cylinders. She started without too much trouble though . . . good old grid heaters.
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my 12Vs always start and run great in the cold.

how much timing are you running?
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My 93 starts right up in this cold but doesn't get heat on my 19 mile drive to work. I think I need a new heater core tho cause I switched the hoses around and got heat for a couple days.
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Nope, i spelled it how I wanted to spell it...:tonka:
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