How cold will it start

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  1. Dryver

    Dryver Road Train Member

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    Do you pull a reefer? always nice having jump close at hand.
     
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  3. lester

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    If a guy pulled a refer not sure why you wouldn't run everything off the refer battery. Or if I was that much of a tight butt I don't wanna idle truck when its that cold I'd buy a small generator to run block heater
     
  4. magoo68

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    if hooked up to a reefer you can use both jumpers on the positive terminal for a better jump trailer is already grounded to truck negative not needed
     
  5. Dryver

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    Tight butt? 1 month of idling for 8 hrs a night is $1000! in fuel.
     
  6. truckman29801

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    not for a Onan Generator. My 4k watt runs quiet and burns about a gallon in 4 hours
     
  7. damutt

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    1,000 bucks in fuel????? were are you getting fuel at??? far as I know a dd15 burns 1 gl/hr at idle so that would equal out to 8 gl of fuel. fuel were i am at is 3.95/gal so 8*3.95=31.60 in fuel

    asssuming your doing a 34 hour reset that would be 34*3.95=134.30 in fuel
    i will be in current spot for the next 4 days so even using mwere i am at 96*3.95=379.20

    so pray tell were are you getting your fuel a
     
  8. JohnP3

    JohnP3 Road Train Member

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    I use to start a lot of different trucks when it was cold, 0 F and below. Even when not plugged in a Detroit would start no problems, a Cummins turn over for 10 seconds wait for 60 seconds, starts, Cat a shot of either If it does not start pull into shop, Either cans at that time were Yellow we called them color coded.
    Just a thought!
     
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  9. old time

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    Two things that are hard on a motor- cold weather starts and excess idling. Sometimes you just can't win.

    Seriously, if it holds temperature at idling just let her run on the really cold nights just to be safe- IMHO
     
  10. Dryver

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  11. damutt

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    yah i realizeed my mistadke after i got posted and i re-read yours, sorry about the mistake
     
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