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i bought a mopar heater cord. plugged into block by oil filter an ran cord to front bumper. cord had another plug on it. didn't see where it would plug in. any ideas?

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That is for battery blankets, which would be extra.

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okay thanks for the help. how warm shoud the truck be after being plugged in for the night at 28 degrees

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Im not sure exactly degree wise but my dads truck in just a little warm but not too hot to touch. All I know is it starts right up on a 10 degree night...

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28 degrees you don't really need to be plugged in. At that temp your grid heater probably won't even cycle (assuming the truck was plugged in). I don't plug my truck in till the temp is in the mid teens. This past week was right around -40* here, and I have my truck on a timer so the power does not turn on till 4 AM, and I leave at 7:30. It won't get warm enough to show temp on the gauge, but the truck starts just fine. Having it plugged in for a long time won't hurt anything, it just wastes electricity.

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ya that is a battery plug there are 2 cords from mopar that one is for extreme cold weather trucks mostly Alaska and Canada. the first one i seen i sent back because i didn't know what it was..
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yeah i have a timer for 330-530 and i know it will start fine at low temps without the heater but its a lot better for the motor when the block is warm. correct? i didnt notice it registering on the gauge at startup like you said but it def reached 190 quicker once it started

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28 degrees you don't really need to be plugged in. At that temp your grid heater probably won't even cycle (assuming the truck was plugged in). I don't plug my truck in till the temp is in the mid teens. This past week was right around -40* here, and I have my truck on a timer so the power does not turn on till 4 AM, and I leave at 7:30. It won't get warm enough to show temp on the gauge, but the truck starts just fine. Having it plugged in for a long time won't hurt anything, it just wastes electricity.
dont the glow plugs cycle at any temp anyways granted you wait for them to cycle even when it is warm

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The grid heater will not cycle at all in warmer temps, somewhere around 55* or so. I have had my truck plugged in when it didn't get very cold, but still below freezing, and the truck was warm enought that the grid heater did not come on at all. It has its own indicator light.

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no glow plugs on our trucks..only grid heater..and theres a sensor that only kicks it on below a certain temp

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okay. i new the wait to start light wont come on when block is warm but i didnt know there was a sensor that kept them from cycling when it was warm. i always heard u should always wait for a few seconds to start regardless of temp, is there no truth to this. have i been wasting time

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I usually wait till the water in fuel light goes off. Gives the fuel system time to charge up.

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