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Thanks everyone...yes, I pay for the power and will give the timer a whirl and see how well it does. Only drops to zero or below once or twice a year, but having it plugged in sure helps with the warm up time.
__________________ 2012 Ram 2500 ST Crew Cab 4x4 Ram Box G56, DPF delete, Mini Maxx, Sinister EGR Delete, GDP CCV, MBRP 4" & FTE resonator, stock suspension, stock tires and Shibby Plugs. 2005 6.0 & 2008 6.4 F-250s sold after toasted HGs & Transmissions.
I leave mine plugged in all the time. Honestly I never thought of putting it on a timer. I'm going to invest in one now though. I also have one of those energy usage meters that you can plug in so I think I will try that too and see what the hourly electrical usage is.
I used a yard timer for my old truck , if it was real cold I would have it come on around 2 hrs before I left for work. At 0* and below you could hear a difference in how it started, a Much nicer start. If may start with out plugging it in but its better for it IMHO
All my previous diesel Fords would automatically shut off the engine block heater after 3 hours.
Really? Well that's retarded, so it keeps it warm for three hours after you park it, yet when you need it in the morning when it's coldest....nothing. Stupid Fords
I leave mine in all night; windshield is half defrosted already, and with my bad-ish injectors, it's not such a fight to start in the morning. I used to not plug it in and it would fire right up in -20 without hesitation, but now I figure it's small pennies leaving it plugged in.
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