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It helps with starting as we all know how much frigid air effects the starting sequence. By plugging in your block heater, it keeps the coolant warm, thus maintaining a good temp all around the engine. You can help this if you are unable to plug it in by turning the key and engaging the intake grid heater (the wait to start comes on) wait about 15 seconds or so and turn the key back off and restart the grid heater by once again turning the key. this will heat the air more than a single key turn and make it easier to start in cold weather. Also if you dont already, it would be a good idea to use a diesel additive that prevents gelling and boosts cetane.
1994 4x4 Auto, 4.5 inch Lift, 37's, 160 pump, 4in Turbo back straight pipe, K&N FIPK 2, #0 plate, afc ff, sdx 5x12's, BD Wastegate elbow, steering stab bar, DT trac bar, autometer gauges, 1996 ext cab sb body.