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Hey guys I have a question. I live 3 miles away from my work one way. I know that is not enough time for my 01,CTD to warm up. Is it going to hurt the motor to fire her up at 7:45 drive 3 miles shut it off till 5pm and then drive home? Or would I better off getting a timer and pluging in my block heater? If I plug in the block heater how long does it take to get it to the normal temp. Thanks a bunch.
2-3 hrs on the block heat is good, they draw some pretty good amps and can run the power bill up at the end of the month, I have a 15 amp timer that I use and it works great, its an outdoor timer.
If I were you I would atleast once a week take a side trip and get er up to temp for a minimum of 45 minutes, see when the Cummins is cold there is fuel getting past the rings and into the oil, this is normal on cold starts but when the oil warms up it flashes off the fuel and thru crank vent.
it will help to plug it in it still doesnt take it up to full temp and it only warms the coolant and not the oil but he is right you should get it up to full temp every once in a while and it doesnt take 45 minutes.
94 Single Cab Custom Flat bed, Loaded, Auto,3.55s, straight 3.5'' pipe, custom fuel plate AFC all the way forward, Intake, 250k, New build lots to be done.
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