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RAS43

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Just out of curiosity, how did the diesels without pre-heat systems get started in the winter?
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Had to spray ether into the intake while cranking. Some engines had an ether system installed on the engine with a switch on the dash. Boy, that brings up a lot of memories of dealing with diesels in cold weather. [emoticon]

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"Just out of curiosity, how did the diesels without pre-heat systems get started in the winter?"

A shot of ether usually worked for me in older excavators/dozers etc, but I'm not sure I'd try it in a newer machine/truck.


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NRALIFR wrote:

Just out of curiosity, how did the diesels without pre-heat systems get started in the winter?
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Had to spray ether into the intake while cranking. Some engines had an ether system installed on the engine with a switch on the dash. Boy, that brings up a lot of memories of dealing with diesels in cold weather. [emoticon]


Ya beat me to it. yep--enclosures and a big industrial heater to get the oil warm in the oilpan. Those were the days! Lol

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What about our beloved DEF and the tank? Does the OP and others (me) need to worry about it in temps below freezing?

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ssthrd wrote:

What about our beloved DEF and the tank? Does the OP and others (me) need to worry about it in temps below freezing?


They have heaters for the DEF. No issues, the manufactures have designed them for freezing temps.

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IdaD wrote:

Teen temps are no issue. Generally when you travel to areas that need winter blend diesel, the stations have winter blend diesel. For your glow plugs, just turn your ignition to run until the light goes off and then start it up.


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ssthrd wrote:

RAS43 wrote:

NRALIFR wrote:

Just out of curiosity, how did the diesels without pre-heat systems get started in the winter?
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Had to spray ether into the intake while cranking. Some engines had an ether system installed on the engine with a switch on the dash. Boy, that brings up a lot of memories of dealing with diesels in cold weather. [emoticon]


Ya beat me to it. yep--enclosures and a big industrial heater to get the oil warm in the oilpan. Those were the days! Lol


You forgot the pony motors to roll the diesel while spraying

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Edd505 wrote:

ssthrd wrote:

RAS43 wrote:

NRALIFR wrote:

Just out of curiosity, how did the diesels without pre-heat systems get started in the winter?
[emoticon][emoticon]


Had to spray ether into the intake while cranking. Some engines had an ether system installed on the engine with a switch on the dash. Boy, that brings up a lot of memories of dealing with diesels in cold weather. [emoticon]


Ya beat me to it. yep--enclosures and a big industrial heater to get the oil warm in the oilpan. Those were the days! Lol


You forgot the pony motors to roll the diesel while spraying


Oh yeah. forgot about those.............. Haha.

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In colder temps you may want to consider a grill cover. Mine came with one new. Helps the engine warm quicker and stay warm.


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The pre hear for diesels, reminded me my step dad's Sabb in his boat ha a cover plate yo removed, stuck a lit match or cigarette in it to heat the chamber up. This was a single cyl about 8-10hp.

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