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I am having trouble figuring out what remote starts will work with my truck. 2003 Sierra extended cab 6' bed 6.0L 4wd manual locks and windows. It seems all the kits that are listed as plug and play do a 3x lock function to engage the remote start (I don't have keyfobs, manual locks). Some threads/sites are also suggesting I need some sort of bypass module.

Can anyone clarify this for me? I did a solder-in on my 05 Escape, I'd rather not go through that again.
 

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Can't help with your situation but would say I don't think a remote start is ever a good idea. Engine lubrication is based on a good oil flow. Starting a cold engine and just letting it idle under no load exposes the engine to the very lowest oil flow it will ever experience. The engine will warm up the fastest while under some load driving. Other than startling bystanders, I don't see the point of it. If you live in a cold area as I do, a block heater is a much better option. Good luck.
 

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How is oil flow measured on an engine?
 

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Can't help with your situation but would say I don't think a remote start is ever a good idea. Engine lubrication is based on a good oil flow. Starting a cold engine and just letting it idle under no load exposes the engine to the very lowest oil flow it will ever experience. The engine will warm up the fastest while under some load driving. Other than startling bystanders, I don't see the point of it. If you live in a cold area as I do, a block heater is a much better option. Good luck.
We got our first frost yesterday so I went out and threw the defroster on and went back in for some coffee. About five minutes later I returned to a slightly warm truck and a windshield I could see out of. A remote start for me just saves me from freezing the first time.

At idle is when the engine needs the least oil flow. That's why the pump is crank driven to deliver more flow as rpm increases.
 

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There was a remote start on my 2000 Silverado. Dealership I bought it from never knew about it.

Here's my story bout it...I found the key fob for it in door storage pocket AFTER buying the truck. Found it one day, pushed the button on it and truck fired up! I was like aw crap, now how in the heck do I turn the engine off without a key in the ignition? Obviously, this shows my inexperience with remote start system. Anyway I hop into truck, put foot on brake and engine shuts off. Ok, so that answered how to shut engine off. So tried it again, but this time push button to start. Then inserted key into ignition, turned it forward to run position. Then turned back as normal to shut engine off...ok so now I know another method to shut engine off. I used that feature every winter I had that truck. It was the first and only vehicle I've ever owned that had a remote start.

And to help you in your search for a system to install...well, I'm no help as I have no idea what it was. But I somewhat remember a name brand on the key fob that was Costra or something like that. That was a Canadian truck, and was first owned by someone in Flint, MI before being bought by my local dealership at a MI auction and bringing to central VA.

So...I've sub'd to your thread for updates, as I'd like to have a remote start system on my 2004 CCSB...

Edit: it was Astrostart...not Costra...had to dig deeper into my foggy memory to pull that info out!

http://www.astrostart.com

Edit again: Just re-read your first post...manual locks on your truck...duh...I definitely didn't help you any as my 2000 was power locks.

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