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I don't know the 250 well but learning about my 1693 Cat. Up here we seem to be more concerned about oil moving in the motor then anything else. In the old days we'd just plug in the block heater on the gas jobs and they would usually fire up with the lifters hammering for a few minutes. Maybe we thought engines were dispensable but I always wanted to know what the 'best' starting scenarios are for all engines. Sure they may start but what is the best way to get the least internal wear on a cold start. We see -30c once in a while and 10/30w oil doesn't move at those temps.
Is there any concern with oil moving upstairs in the bigger diesels at the temps you're dealing with?
Does heating the oil pan alone help a big diesel start ?
Not sure how much heat a block heater really delivers to an engine so just thinking outloud on warming up the oil and what is best.
For sure...especially for what batteries cost now. I always figured there are a couple of good batteries in a skid of cores. I need to do the same where I work.Today I got some batteries for my truck, put them in and it fired right up. Since I work at a large truck dealership I was able to get 2 large truck batteries for free. I searched through the shops batterie core pile and tested about 30 batteries to see if I could find 2 good ones and I did. Free is always better right?
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