And extension cord? And devising a method to secure your cord while your doing it. There's really no other way to plug it in.
Ha, kinda reminds me of an old 7.3 IDI I had in a 89 ford once.My previous diesel truck (now rusted away) made me wait shivering for 45 seconds or so until the wait to start light went out. Then it would start on one cylinder and soon enough another joined in until all cylinders were firing. I suspected bad glow plugs (not a cummins) but did not want to spend the money to replace them as it was to close to the junkyard and it actually would start.
Some people don't steal your extension cord...Instead of running the extension cord through the hood you could drive on top of a piece of the cord.. that should stop someone taking your cord. Coming from the country this is usually what I do if I am ever in a city.
I also live in Virginia, not in SouthEast D.C.First get an apartment in a better neighborhood and a Remington.