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Old 11-01-2018, 09:53 AM   #111 (permalink)
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How long is your route?

Trucks have oversized cooling systems compared to cars with sand drivetrain. The HVAC heater can be on its own circuit (not a good gauge as to warmup). Tires and axles also longer to warm. Etc.

A grille block at 41F or lower would have been “good” (See operators manual).

Im simply suggesting that specification differences per design (it’s a truck and not a car) should be kept in mind, first.

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Old 11-01-2018, 11:19 AM   #112 (permalink)
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Route is just over 7 km.



With ambient temps around the freezing mark, agreed: the truck was nowhere near normal operating temperature. It had been driven only ~5 km prior to starting the loop.



That makes it all the more surprising that it could do as well as it did, when driven with economy in mind.

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