It's a bit chilly

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  1. hce

    hce So can i.... Supporting Member

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    Up to 0 F and it feels awesome. Taking the afternoon off to take kids sledding on last day of Christmas vacation. They have been copped up in the house since Christmas.
     
  2. snicklas

    snicklas 6.0 and Loving It!! Staff Member

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    We are going to stay in single digit F highs most of the week. My 6.0 is in the garage and staying there. The 7.3 overheated on my son on the way to work this morning. Fortunately it's where it can sit safely for a few days (he made it to work, and parked it in the corner of their big lot) so it looks like we might go look at it Sunday, since its supposed to be 'warm" (33F) but is supposed to snow. Need to get a thermostat on hand, because if I am going to pull it apart in a parking lot, I might as well put the new one in, instead of having to do it twice......

    With all the snow still on the roads, been driving the Infiniti. The AWD makes it nice.......
     
  3. 79jasper

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    Careful pulling that thermostat neck off. Them bolts like to snap. Lol And the neck rusts/warps.

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  4. snicklas

    snicklas 6.0 and Loving It!! Staff Member

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    Thanks, that's great news....... Maybe I should just go borrow my buddies trailer and drag it home..........
     
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    If its otherwise not rusty, I wouldn't worry too terribly much.
    But it is a known thing. Lol If it is warped and ends up leaking, you have a couple options. Can just replace it with a stocker, a billet aluminum one, or just a load spreader type ring. Looks like a 3 hole exhaust flange.
    Here's a tidbit on the gasket/oring.
    I would still use some rtv. Lol

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  6. snicklas

    snicklas 6.0 and Loving It!! Staff Member

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    Do they have a gasket like the small block Ford gassers do? I’m going to the IH dealer and going to pick up what I need.
     
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    Wanted to see if mine would start this evening after work. Erica went to three stores to buy Diesel 911 - all sold out. Gotta love country life!
     
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    laserjock Almost there... Supporting Member

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    Did it actually gel up on you?
     
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    laserjock Almost there... Supporting Member

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    When your truck overheats at 5 F you definitely have problems.
     
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  10. hce

    hce So can i.... Supporting Member

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  11. chillman88

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    Wow. That hurts just looking at it.
     
  12. jwalterus

    jwalterus Made in America

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    Just remember......

    When the temp drops below -40° ambient, the safest way to breathe is through a lit cigarette......

    Keeps the air from freezing/bursting minor blood vessels in your throat/nose. LOL



    What's REALLY funny about this post?
    All you people out along the coast trying to figure out if it's the truth or not! :rotflmao



    It's sad though if you stop and think about it......
    Myself, HCE, bbjordan, riotwarrior, and some others on this site don't even worry about these kind of windchills other than: "Maybe I'll put on a beanie to go start the truck......."
    It's just part of life, and eventually it doesn't even faze you.
    Heck, my kids' elementary doesn't even stop outdoor recess unless the windchill is below -20°F......
    You can keep that psycho heat index sh*t to yourselves...... :rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao
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    Wind Chill Warning in Western North Dakota
    Active for next 15 hours ·
    National Weather Service
    This alert has been updated.

    Posted 2 hours ago
    ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST SATURDAY...

    * WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills expected. The dangerously
    cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 10
    minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to 45 below zero.

    * WHERE...Northwest and north central North Dakota and across
    Lake Sakakawea.

    * WHEN...Now to noon CST Saturday.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and
    the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frost
    bite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if
    precautions are not taken.
     
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    Just think, our ancestors lived through all of this without ANY of the creature comforts we have today.
     
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    Those select few who choose to live in Alaska n off the grid in some places that have no creature comforts are tough as nails n where I was born in Southside Chicago Illinois they tend not close school unless it's extreme snow built up can get a plow out or can't get out the door I miss those days n wonder how a idi or other diesels work in that environment.

    Srry bout no commas I get in hurry typing
     
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    Just fine. My 88 was driven to work today. Block heater plugged in, fired up with no glow plugs or ether. (Glow Plugs don’t work, but that’s on the list). Took a couple more seconds of cranking, but it fired up almost like the gasser right next to it. It was ~18 when we left this morning.
     

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