Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > New England Region > New Hampshire Chapter
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


New Hampshire Chapter Join Chapter Leader: 7283-F250

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-05-2005, 06:32 PM
Robbgt's Avatar
Robbgt Robbgt is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: MA
Posts: 3,032
Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.
To you Diesel guys....

.... How is your truck running/starting in this cold weather?? find yourself pluging her in alot?? I've been ok down to about 5*, anything colder and i plug her in for a couple hours.... what about you guys??? Have a good one!! stay warm!!

-Robb
__________________
Robb
'13 F-150 STX 4x4 5.0 Scab/6.5' 3.55/E-locker group 201A
Line-X/Wheel well liners/NL door detents/WT no drill mudflaps/FMC door sill guards/FMC mustang coil covers/Borla S-Type cat-back

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-06-2005, 09:28 AM
Hubs2000 Hubs2000 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 136
Hubs2000 is starting off with a positive reputation.
We really only had a 10 day span of weather under 20 degrees, and my truck was fine. In 2 years, I've never plugged her in. I'm sure its another story up in the north country. I was concerned about owning a Diesel, and having to plug in. It hasn't been an issue thus far.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-08-2005, 09:58 AM
Ssqtch Ssqtch is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 125
Ssqtch is starting off with a positive reputation.
We hit 4° degrees here a few weeks ago, and I had no problem starting her up. just let the glow plugs do thier work and the truck starts fine. Of course the diesel is very loud when it gets that cold.
__________________
'04 F-350 Lariat Crew Cab FX4, PSMoonroof, PS Rear Window, 6.0L PSD, Dark Shadow Gray Metallic'95 Grand Marquis 140k miles
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-10-2005, 08:55 PM
Robbgt's Avatar
Robbgt Robbgt is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: MA
Posts: 3,032
Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.
Good 2 hear that yours are starting ok.... I just had to replace my vacuum pump on the 97. Thing konked out on me and i lost vacuum to the brakes... other that that the rig has been running strong!!!
__________________
Robb
'13 F-150 STX 4x4 5.0 Scab/6.5' 3.55/E-locker group 201A
Line-X/Wheel well liners/NL door detents/WT no drill mudflaps/FMC door sill guards/FMC mustang coil covers/Borla S-Type cat-back

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-11-2005, 03:21 PM
Fordman4x4's Avatar
Fordman4x4 Fordman4x4 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Taunton, MA
Posts: 274
Fordman4x4 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Just replaced my GPR a few weeks ago, no more grey smoke now. Never had to plug her in, down to around 10 deg. I agree tho, they are quite loud at those temps.

Nelson
__________________
99 F350 PSD Auto...with extras

84 Bronco 351w Auto...trail beater
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-11-2005, 08:33 PM
Robbgt's Avatar
Robbgt Robbgt is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: MA
Posts: 3,032
Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fordman4x4
they are quite loud at those temps.

Nelson
Yea specially with no cat, stright pipe, tymar intake!!
__________________
Robb
'13 F-150 STX 4x4 5.0 Scab/6.5' 3.55/E-locker group 201A
Line-X/Wheel well liners/NL door detents/WT no drill mudflaps/FMC door sill guards/FMC mustang coil covers/Borla S-Type cat-back

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-15-2005, 08:28 PM
F0rdF0rever F0rdF0rever is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 881
F0rdF0rever is starting off with a positive reputation.
Mine hasnt been so good this winter. I think its time for new glow plugs. Anything below 30 it smokes pretty bad without being plugged in. I think next weekend I might get to them. I also need injector o rings real soon, i am using up some serious oil lately. I figured while I have the valve covers off I could do both. This winter has been hard on my truck, its one thing after another.
__________________
06 F250 PSD
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-09-2005, 03:16 PM
toyrobotus toyrobotus is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: northern new england
Posts: 100
toyrobotus is starting off with a positive reputation.
Im in the North Country and the rusted out 87 350/6.9 4X4 has never been plugged in! Even a few weeks ago in the -20s the thing needed the GP warm-up and a turn of the key. Some rattling and smoke for a minute but nothing crazy.
__________________
1987 F350 diesel dually dump 4x4
6.9 non-turbo w/ 4sp stick 100K miles
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-09-2005, 05:58 PM
Robbgt's Avatar
Robbgt Robbgt is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: MA
Posts: 3,032
Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by toyrobotus
Im in the North Country and the rusted out 87 350/6.9 4X4 has never been plugged in! Even a few weeks ago in the -20s the thing needed the GP warm-up and a turn of the key. Some rattling and smoke for a minute but nothing crazy.
Wow glad to hear it..... I don't plug mine in unless it gets down below 0.... just so i can have a little heat for defrost... but thats about it....
__________________
Robb
'13 F-150 STX 4x4 5.0 Scab/6.5' 3.55/E-locker group 201A
Line-X/Wheel well liners/NL door detents/WT no drill mudflaps/FMC door sill guards/FMC mustang coil covers/Borla S-Type cat-back

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-09-2005, 05:59 PM
Robbgt's Avatar
Robbgt Robbgt is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: MA
Posts: 3,032
Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by F0rdF0rever
Mine hasnt been so good this winter. I think its time for new glow plugs. Anything below 30 it smokes pretty bad without being plugged in. I think next weekend I might get to them. I also need injector o rings real soon, i am using up some serious oil lately. I figured while I have the valve covers off I could do both. This winter has been hard on my truck, its one thing after another.
Sorry to hear that.... might want to check the GPR too, that might be the cause of the flow plugs not working... good luck!
__________________
Robb
'13 F-150 STX 4x4 5.0 Scab/6.5' 3.55/E-locker group 201A
Line-X/Wheel well liners/NL door detents/WT no drill mudflaps/FMC door sill guards/FMC mustang coil covers/Borla S-Type cat-back

Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-13-2005, 01:20 PM
SZAM SZAM is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 109
SZAM is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have bever plugged mine in yet this year F350 6.0 runs great but I am running the 5w-40 Rotella synthetic
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-22-2005, 08:17 AM
sglaine sglaine is offline
Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Where Critters Are Free
Posts: 32,025
sglaine has a brilliant futuresglaine has a brilliant futuresglaine has a brilliant futuresglaine has a brilliant futuresglaine has a brilliant futuresglaine has a brilliant futuresglaine has a brilliant futuresglaine has a brilliant futuresglaine has a brilliant futuresglaine has a brilliant futuresglaine has a brilliant future
This year is the first time I ever had to plug in mine. 2000 F-350 7.3 powerstroke.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-09-2005, 10:51 PM
dieselstorm dieselstorm is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: MA
Posts: 20
dieselstorm is starting off with a positive reputation.
Plug mine in when it's going to be below 0 acual temp or with windchill other than that have not had an issue. Always use power service white bottle when I fill up.



03 F-350 7.3
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-10-2005, 08:41 AM
Ssqtch Ssqtch is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 125
Ssqtch is starting off with a positive reputation.
Question

Is there any indication on the dash that the truck is plugged in? I'm sure that if there isn't, I would probably drive away with it still plugged in
__________________
'04 F-350 Lariat Crew Cab FX4, PSMoonroof, PS Rear Window, 6.0L PSD, Dark Shadow Gray Metallic'95 Grand Marquis 140k miles
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-24-2005, 06:01 PM
Robbgt's Avatar
Robbgt Robbgt is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: MA
Posts: 3,032
Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.Robbgt has a great reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ssqtch
Is there any indication on the dash that the truck is plugged in? I'm sure that if there isn't, I would probably drive away with it still plugged in
Unfortunately there isn't, On my rig i back up the the garage and run the plug under it, over the driver's side mirror, then to the plug, so in the morning i will see the cord and remmember to unplug it.
__________________
Robb
'13 F-150 STX 4x4 5.0 Scab/6.5' 3.55/E-locker group 201A
Line-X/Wheel well liners/NL door detents/WT no drill mudflaps/FMC door sill guards/FMC mustang coil covers/Borla S-Type cat-back

Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2005, 06:01 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > New England Region > New Hampshire Chapter

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup