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F-350 diesel 1 ton is really cold blooded and takes 20 minutes of warm up before it will move even in 80 degree summer temps

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Hello,it seems your car wont stay warm while driving, this is going to be a rather easy and inexspensive fix the thermostat is going to be stuck open. You need to replace the thermostat. Thank You

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