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Old January 12th, 2007, 09:29 PM
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Extreme cold...

Brrrrrr.

The weather forecast for tomorrow shows -15 deg F and that's before wind chill. I'm running 10W40 dinosaur oil. Can I safely run my truck tomorrow? I have no engine block heater installed.

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Old January 12th, 2007, 09:35 PM
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Of course, no problem. Extreme cold starts at 25 below.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 10:01 PM
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Thanks, Kevin. Well, it's gonna be a fun night for me. It's 0 deg F outside and I'm headed out to install the new heater fan control switch and cable to replace the one that broke last week.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 10:03 PM
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Make sure you don't leave anything on, even small drains like a radar detector or cb charger can potetnially drain a weak battery. give it a good 10+ minut warm up in the morning and you'll be fine.

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Old January 13th, 2007, 12:05 AM
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Wow, that was fun! I got the new switch and cable installed. Things were going well until I heard *p-plink* *plink* and saw that the little green retaining clip that holds the cable to the heater box had popped off and disappeared. 20 minutes of digging through the snow and searching the engine bay, I found it sitting on the heat shield above the cat. I got everything hooked up and I'm pretty sure that I routed the cable correctly. The new switch is in place and everything seems to work well. Woo hoo.

Anyone know where I can get some replacement trim screws and clips to re-secure the instrument cluster to the dash? I noticed that only one screw was in place when I went to remove the cluster.

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Old January 13th, 2007, 01:32 PM
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Chris - let me dig through the pile of extra screws from the stainless kits, I may have what you need. Send me a pic of the cluster pointing out the missing screws and I'll see if I can help you out.
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Jim, that's a very nice offer. Let me snap some pics tomorrow and see what's missing. I also lost the little plastic end of the heater control switch--did not know that I should have kept it when it broke off--and I need to find a source for that.

Poor truck...I started it when it was -12 deg F tonight and it was most unhappy with me. It made a loud groaning noise, kind of like a winch in operation, for about 20 seconds. I think it was telling me that it's time to move back to the South. I don't nearly have it as bad as you guys in Jackson, Wyoming, though. It's gonna be -33 tonight!
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