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    Cold weather performance

    How cold can it get before starting issues or need for a block heater? Planning a road trip through Colorado mountains in December and expecting some cold nights.

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    Re: Cold weather performance

    I was thinking about something like this.
    https://www.amazon.com/Zerostart-340...5367630&sr=8-1


    But I never go anywhere and I park in my garage
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    Re: Cold weather performance

    I'm looking into hydronic engine heaters but they are $$$$

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    Re: Cold weather performance

    Quote Originally Posted by wynnieblues View Post
    How cold can it get before starting issues or need for a block heater? Planning a road trip through Colorado mountains in December and expecting some cold nights.
    How did your trip end up panning out in re: to starting issues in the cold? I am also planning a trip this winter through CO, NM, and UT and was wondering about this. I run a 92 Toyota TownAce with the 2C non-turbo diesel engine.

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    Re: Cold weather performance

    The Townace did great! Camped in single digit temps and would fire right up
    in the morning. No cranking or difficulties at all. I would treat my fuel with anti gel every time I filled up. Hot shots secret makes a great one-
    https://www.hotshotsecret.com/diesel...4aAuRCEALw_wcB
    The 16oz squeeze bottle makes it easy to measure your dosage.

    I always took it easy till engine was at operating temp but never had an issue on our 2 week winter camp trip. Also put in fresh glow plugs and fuel filter before the trip.

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