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Posted: 01/07/18 07:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Assume that the only issue was to get heat into the truck cab as soon as possible ! Would you start truck and get up to up to hiway RPMs and speed quick or would you maybe travel slower in a lower gear .
Highway speed RPM sounds good except that puts colder air across radiator and motor .
What do ya think ?

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I would start it up and let it idle in my driveway for 15 minutes while I eat my breakfast in the house.

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That is the advantage of remote start...heating and cooling before you get in the car/truck.


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X2 my car is warming up right now.

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Not the question , of the two choices what one do ya like . Many times letting the truck idle is not an option .

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Gas or diesel? Yes, it does make a difference.


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My work car warms up very slowly. I have found it is best to start driving, but shift it in manual so that I keep my RPMs up. My commute is almost all highway, so may not work for you. Heated seats are nice. Also I learned to drive in cars without heaters, so I always just tried to get where I was going ASAP so I could get back in the heat. Your thermostat should make air over the radiator a non issue.

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Turtle n Peeps wrote:

Gas or diesel? Yes, it does make a difference.


actually on a remote start and warmup, my diesel warms up pretty darn fast as long as the factory cold start high idle is enabled. Unlike diesels of old, on mine it bumps the idle to about1200 rpm and puts the turbo vanes in max backpressure position. 5-10 minutes and it's up to temp.

start cold and drive takes longer to warm up.

Both my cars will warm up pretty quick idling but faster driving. they both adjust shift point upwards quite a bit on cold start to get the engine to warm up quicker.


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I see you have a Cummins. Get the block heater plug if you don't already have it. Get a timer for your elec cord and plug the block heater in at night. I'm assuming this is for going to work. You'll have warm air way faster.
If you're randomly using your truck and a timer wouldn't work, then start it up and use the cruise control + set and it will rev the CTD up and it will warm up faster.
On a 30-35* night with my block heater on for 3-4 hours in the morning, my truck's temp will reach 170+/- a couple degree's in a little over a mile driving 30-35 mph. I go to the gym in the mornings and it's a short trip so having the truck warm up faster helps the truck and me.
FYI I have a 2012 CTD.

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wanderingbob wrote:

Assume that the only issue was to get heat into the truck cab as soon as possible ! Would you start truck and get up to up to hiway RPMs and speed quick or would you maybe travel slower in a lower gear .
Highway speed RPM sounds good except that puts colder air across radiator and motor .
What do ya think ?
Make the engine work for fastest warm up. No need for full throttle but get it up on the highway for fast heat. If it still seems slow to warm check or replace the engine thermostat. The thermostat is made to fail open and can circulate coolant to the radiator when still cold.


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