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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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gotta love what the cold can do to your truck

Last night i was driving home from town and it was -35. about halfway home i heatrd a large bang from the right side of the hood and something hitting the undercarrage. i didnt think anything of it since it sounded like a chunk of ice or something. no warning lights came on, no wierd smells or sounds...this morning i go out to start the truck and it is deader than dead. i had forgotten to plug it in when i had gotten home. so i plug it in and wait about 4 hours for it to warm up and try to start it. still nothing, so i call a friend over to get a jump. when he arrives i open the hood and i am dumbfounded by the sight of my battery in a million pieces and acid everywhere. but in the 4 hours it was plugged in, the drivers' side battery had enough juice to turn the lights on. gotta love alaska.
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man thats crazy.

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DAMM, ACID freezes ???
and to think its so cold you cant really even HOSE all that crap OFF !?!?!

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yeah, nothing like a simple battery change taking over an hour, dumb cold hands...
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Wow could never live there, I know its beautiful but I'm to warm blooded to be that cold. Coldest place I've ever been was Great Lakes IL, I was on snow watch one time when it was -22 and there was 3 feet of snow for me to stuble through all while trying to look for people out after taps or people who didnt belong on base. All I could think about was my junk frozen to my leg and how I was going to kiss the hot humid ground when I got back to Texas.

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thats nuts never seen that happen before

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twice. if your battery looks more like a ball then a cube do not put a charge to it
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twice. if your battery looks more like a ball then a cube do not put a charge to it
Don't you have a Spartan and a DPF delete you should be putting on?

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last tank i averaged 7mpg empty. temps where -40 at night -35 day. that did include long warm ups and high idle....
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That sounds like my mpg lately. My truck hates driving in town. It is almost always in regen. Only a couple more months of that though....

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