2006 chev van


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Old 11-26-13, 05:03 PM
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2006 chev van

just hired on and this truck they gave me shows a glow pug in the message window when the truck is cold, i am guessing that holding the key in a position just before cranking the engine will operate it? i park it inside at night but it is always on with the first start of the day, after that it never comes on again but i wonder if i am really doing anything at all.. i dont want to find my self in sub zero weather and find i am not doing it right
 
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Old 11-26-13, 05:09 PM
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Is that a diesel vehicle ?

If it's a diesel engine.... you turn the key to on. When the glowplug light or the wait to start light goes out..... you can start the engine.
 
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Old 11-26-13, 05:19 PM
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Yes its a diesel...... Read the manual. Also in Canada its best to plug the truck in at night... This warms the oil... There should be a plug in front by the grill somewhere....
 

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Old 11-26-13, 05:35 PM
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yes it is a diesel.. i know the dually i used to drive had a plug but i will have to look around for one on this buggy..ok so i dont need to hold the key in any special position...i just have to get up a little earlier so i have time to wait for the thing to take care of itself after i turn the key to ON

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Old 11-26-13, 07:44 PM
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Normally.... that light should only stay on for less than a minute when cold. Probably like 30 seconds.

You'll have to consider plugging that vehicle in if the temps are cold.
Also consider using synthetic oil for low temperature starting.

I plug my Ford diesel in when it gets below like 30f. If I know it's going to be cold I'll plug it in at night. I have a timer for that receptacle and based on how low the temperature is I'll have it start heating from 2-4 hours ahead from when I'm going to leave in the morning.

On my van the cord is tucked behind the bumper. It's accessed thru the air dam in the front.
 
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thanks guys, i park in an insulated garage and it rarely gets below 32 F. this morning i just turned the key to ON and the light did go out in about a half min. or a little more... i dont see the manual for looking things up, and i will ask the company wrench man where the plug is on this buggy (if it has one)
 
 

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