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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-19-2007, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ford recommends plugging-in 6.4L trucks

For all you folks that live in this kind of climate, this is what Ford recommends.

6.4 PowerStroke cold weather starting procedure/recommendations:
With the new high pressure fuel system, the 6.4 PowerStroke starts at much lower temperatures than previous engine modles. To ensure proper bearing lubrication in ambient temperures below -10 degress it is imperative that the engine block heater be used. It is recommended the block heater be powered three hours prior to starting. In addition, it is recommened that a light oil such as 0W-40 or 0W-30 beused. Ensure the API rating of the oil is CJ-4. SSM 19603. CI-4 Plus is permitted if CJ-4 is not available, but severe duty oil change intervals must be followed.
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Have had mine plugged in since the weather has gotten cold. Even one morning at -47 celsius and not a single problem starting it. Even the supplemental heater works great. Ford does most of there cold weather testing here where i live.
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Mobil 1 Synthetic oil is available in 0w-40
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I will never plug it in, I hope my truck blow the motor just because I dont plug it in.

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I will never plug it in, I hope my truck blow the motor just because I dont plug it in.

then why'd you buy it?
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I will never plug it in, I hope my truck blow the motor just because I dont plug it in.
what kind of a reply is that?:
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i never plug my truck in. i live in Colorado. The coledst ive seen in the morning when i start is -25 but thats when i owned my Cummins. the coldest this truck has started unplugged is about -12 and i just cycled the glow plugs 2 times. Started without hesitation.
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what kind of a reply is that?:
He's probably saying that because they T-Boned it. I feel him I wouldn't feel the same after either. These 6.4's just get the worst of luck when it comes to stupid people hitting them. I cant even count how many times Ive been cut off purposefully.
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Have had mine plugged in since the weather has gotten cold. Even one morning at -47 celsius and not a single problem starting it.
-47* CELSIUS?!?!?!? are you living at the bottom of the artic circle, under a mile of water?!? isnt -47* celsius like..... over -100* farenheit? sorry if I am wrong but I mean.. yeah that just seems like a BIT COLD!

Goodness gracious! I mean I do see your name as 'northernminer' and you are in Canada, but still! you sure you didnt mean -47* F?????????

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