How to warm up frozen truck....

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  1. Pablo-UA

    Pablo-UA Road Train Member

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxYW0SBVmlo&feature=related[/ame]

    really simple idea. I sugest bus auxially heater would be good too, becouse no ac requires, 12V DC only.
     
  2. heyns57

    heyns57 Road Train Member

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    I have seen it done with charcoal. Another trick is to drain the coolant and keep it in the hotel overnight.
     
  3. truckbiz

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    I like the duct work! never saw that before. :biggrin_25514:
     
  4. blanco

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    or u could just plug it in overnight.
     
  5. Pablo-UA

    Pablo-UA Road Train Member

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    There are many distant truck stops w/o ac sockets. it i not all, this thing warms up deep frozen engine in less a hour, block heater doe it for longer time.

    Anyway, IMO, if you run your truck in Syberia - install auxially water heater (like thermo 90, hydronic...) and install APU. Add fuel tank heaters, thermoline and heated fuel filters.
     
    heyns57 Thanks this.
  6. Richter

    Richter Road Train Member

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    I'd rather just run an APU to keep it warm. Is it really that hard to get these trucks started? I'v started a diesel bus in -10F and just used glow plugs then turned the key. A little extra cranking but she started right up. I would think as long as your diesel isn't frozen it should start.
     
  7. blanco

    blanco Road Train Member

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    no truck stops no apu keep truck running.

    how about just not shutting apu off. it would run 4 mobths straight and avoid metal fatigue from extreme temperature differences. lets see truck runs at 180ish degrees but it needs to get started from -20ish.'

    i wonder what kind of engine problems appear after a few years of extreme cycling.


    :biggrin_2555:
     
  8. Jayhop

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    Thank God I won't be working in Siberia! Although Canada is not out of the question.
    :biggrin_2556:
     
  9. Pablo-UA

    Pablo-UA Road Train Member

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    ouh, Canada and Alaska are the same
     
  10. Semi Crazy

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    That's his sleeper curtain?!!

    If he had a bigger gen he could just plug in the block and pan heaters.
     
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