This forum has been a treasure trove for the last 4-5 yrs for my wife and I, let's be honest, me. Some great and pertinent information provided, taken notes and making a list. I appreciate the time taken to offer advice as I school myself in this new venture. My dilemma currently is that I'm about 8 years away from retirement/full-timing and that means a daily driver in small town north Iowa. Short trips and apocalypticly cold during the winter. Summers we camp/haul all we can but concerned about down months and short daily driving. I make a point of going on a good 'brisk' longer drive once or twice a week of about an hour or so to get the exhaust up to regen. I wait till coolant is °150 before moving, but realize idling to long is not good either. Have the grill covered since we're in the °40's here which from what I've seen, is acceptable, the 4 flaps open till temps struggle to climb or get below freezing. Have a bumper plug kit coming in a few days so block will be warm-ish. Any suggestions on fuel additives, to prevent gelling and provide cleaning/lubricating? DEF should be OK if I don't overfill and keep it fresh? EGT gauge, not on my dash info, any brand better than another? I assume this would require an A-piller mount? That means I'd have room for two more gauges, suggestions if you have any. All of this information is much appreciated and hopefully I can pay it forward.
Dave and Sandra- Forest City IA
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