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Picture of Diesel Cold Weather Start

As some people may know it is difficult to start a diesel truck in cold weather, below 30 degrees. Now weather looking at buying one or just end up borrowing someone’s it is a necessary skill to know how to start it. It is important to know how to properly start a diesel truck in cold weather and it will be easier to start and less stress full on the engine. The only things you will need is a diesel truck, diesel treatment, and an extension cord.

Step 1: Checking Fuel

Picture of Checking Fuel

In order to start a diesel truck in cold weather, the first thing is to look at the temperature and plan ahead, because they may take a long time to get started and to warm up. Also, find out when the truck was parked if it had blended #1 and #2 diesel fuel or if it has an additive or if it has just strait #2. In cold weather strait #2 will gel up and the truck will not be able to start till it warms up.

Swansong1 year ago

That's a big issue here in ND when it can get to -60 with wind chill :)