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Hi, I just purchased a 2015 ecodiesel, currently living in Nevada and will be moving to Alaska in October. So far I love my new truck. I am concerned though about the winters in Alaska with the DEF system. I only have put 500 miles on it 80% of those are highway, fuel economy is around 22. Not sure if that's normal, I occasionally have a lead foot but mostly 75 mph on cruise. Looking forward to all the excellent information on this Forum. I disn't have a block heater installed from the factory, but I have read online that all e/d have a factory block heater and that I just need the pigtail....is that correct?
 

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It has the block heater installed, you may just not have the wire. If you do, the plug will be just behind the passenger headlight. I have a 2014 and just went through an Ontario winter. While nothing like Alaska, my ED did great. Always started. I used the block heater a couple of times and I could tell the difference. It started easier and warmed up faster. I let my DEF get below a 1/4 but when I filled it, the guage did not move until the temp got above freezing. The truck never stopped running. I'd say, keep the DEF over 1/2 in the cold months.
 

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Thanks for the information, I'll have to look for that wire, I don't believe I have it. Btw I work in Alaska oilfield our light duty mechanics say to keep the DEF tank around half, to account for expansion if it freezes. Thanks again.
 

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Does anyone have experience with led light bars. I'm looking for suggestions. Thanks in advance, btw I'm not looking to spend a fortune just best bang for my buck.
 
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