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Old 02-02-2011, 10:51 PM
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There are several out there. You might be able to go to the Auto Parts store and get a coolant heater that will work. Or you might try an ESPAR heater, it uses diesel to heat the block. Or something else.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:06 PM
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Or should I get a heater that I attach to the oil pan to heat the oil and work it's way up? I'll test the resistance on the cord tomorrow if my buddy gets the truck running while I am at work. Then I'll know if the heater is ok or not.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:22 PM
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Generally, these trucks only need to have the block heater plugged in and don't need any other heat source, unless your block heater is bad. The block heater is only 750 watts, so it produces some heat on a cold night, but very little heat on a very cold night.

I am not sure that a oil pan heater that is magnetically attached to our oil pans will work. I am not sure if our oil pans are steel or aluminum. The easiest way to check is use a magnet off the 'frig and see if it sticks or falls off.

Your batteries may also not have enough CCA's to turn the truck over when it is very cold. I think that we need about 875 CCA per battery to start the truck, so you may need to purchase larger batteries, in the 1000 CCA range.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:54 PM
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Well, I can only hope that my block heater is junk and my ADR is too, I think that would be my cheapeat option.

The ADR would be warranty, and a block heater is way cheaper then new batteies.

Also I think the interstates are 900 amps each, maybe I need to jump up to an optima since I have a #### ton of electronics on my truck
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:52 AM
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Get the block heater fixed and you should be fine.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:31 AM
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Well I'm not 100% sure it's dead, but I am hoping that's the issue, and maybe I can buy a second one for the cold as days since my truck doesn't get to be in a garage.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:43 PM
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You could just get it a blanket to keep warm. Or a garage with a heater.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:02 PM
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That was the next step, my buddy is putting the batteries back in as I type this and said he'd call if he had any news
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:17 PM
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I would also vote batteries. I run a couple 875cca interstates and have been able to start my truck on the coldest day round here (-24). I never use my block heater either and my truck isn't stock so it starts even a bit harder. Hope ya get her figured out.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:08 PM
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Well, took the batteries in last night, tried putting them on the trickle charger, but the charger said they were fully charged, so my buddy cleaned both terminals, installed the battery, and the truck didn't even made half a revolution before it started today.

I think I must of have a bad connection, even though all 4 cables were tight. Now I just have to check out the block heater and see how that does.
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