Newer trucks can't handle extreme cold?

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  1. nightgunner

    nightgunner Road Train Member

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    This is the warmest I have been in 4 days (17°). My old N14 other than bad fuel 5 days ago has had no real problem with temps well below zero for days.
    However, I have seen no less than 3 dozen newer "modern" trucks fail at -20 and colder. Is that a byproduct of the new EGR engine?
     
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  2. Cat sdp

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    I think it a team effort....

    New trucks and new drivers...

    I saw 6 on the side of the road today.....

    -23F
     
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  3. TallJoe

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    Must be frozen DEF.
     
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  4. nightgunner

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    I was wondering about that as well. That right there is plenty of reason for me to stay away from that.
     
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  5. Pedigreed Bulldog

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    DEF freezes. College edumacated engineers also locate things in stupid places...I've seen fuel filters outside of the frame rail away from the engine.
     
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  6. nightgunner

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    The new Volvo's come to mind on that.
     
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  7. Pedigreed Bulldog

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    Company I was with a few years ago had Petercars, and the fuel filters were outside the frame rail in the wheel well. My Mack has the filters mounted right off the block. On a cold day, I'd fuel up right next to a company truck and within 30-40 miles, they were having fuel issues, gelling and blocking the filters. My truck had no issues at all.
     
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  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    My Volvo was a '12 it saw -14.

    Casper has been to -9. He's also a '12.

    I know my APU has running a lot.

    I want to buy this girls 379 with a 12.7 in it, but my cousin says he throwing in the towel. So no driver.

    When your near 0, truck stays running.
     
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  9. nightgunner

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    I ran my APU last night and had no trouble starting at 10 this morning. I will let the APU run tonight as well.
    Think I am going to keep my oler truck.
    How much she want for the 379?
     
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  10. tony97905

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    You have to remember these newer common rail injection engines don't return fuel back to the tank like your N14. Older engines generally had a #10 supply and a #8 return and the tanks would get pretty warm from all the returned fuel.
     
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