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Old 01-24-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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woke up this morning to a beautiful -20 degree day! MyTruck started with a little bit of a whine. initially the ride was stiff, and the shifting was delayed. after ten minutes, things were back to normal. When I got to the chevy dealer at which Im employed, I heard of several people with vehicles that wouldnt start, or had a low pressure light. when you look at all of the demands we put on these trucks, you have to appreciate how tough they are. I love my f150 and other than the rattle when I shut my door, this truck has had zero issues. just passed 6,000 miles.
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-20 degrees...ouch! Glad I don't live in NY anymore...
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Built Ford tough....
I used to be station In Fairbanks Alaska I did not have a Ford then I actually had a Chevy but all the contractors there they all used fords so years later I got one of my own n iam loving it....
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-28 in Barrie, Ontario this morning. Not an issue for me until I decided to pop the hood and top up my washer fluid. Latch froze and I had to go to the dealer to get it lubed up (no garage here unless I drive 2 hrs to the farm). Right back on the road flyin past all the broken down Chevys
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the last 2 mornings its been -2 here in michigan and im not impressed with my trans and the way it shifts colds. shifts hard and shift way to much. Give me the trans out of my 04 way better!!
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-12 here this morning and it fired right up. Could really hear the suspension working
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spent the night at the lake on friday...-41 with the windchill. didnt think she was gonna make it but after some whining the engine finally turned over
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Had a Truck/Trade show to work for a customer of mine this past weekend and woke up sat morning to leave for a 2.5 hr trip and it was -6. started just fine and like it was said earlier, took a little bit to warm up and run normal but then again so did I.
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While we're on it, hats off to Ford and it's excellent cabin heating system. I've never had a Ford that didn't crank out some heat!
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The first thing I'd get for a pickup in those weather conditions would be remote start, just so the bun warmers are on full cook by the time I get to the vehicle to drive off.
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