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Old 12-25-2001, 04:48 PM
loubapache loubapache is offline
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So how has your diesel been behaving when started cold? Just curious, as mine is just a bit rough (maybe 10-15sec) when started in the morning. Maybe need to check the glowplugs??
Mine is doing better and better as the time in my hands passes. At 20 some degrees it starts, without smoke, and idles nicely now. I found my battery was kind of low on water and charge. Filled with almost half gallon of water and then used an automatic trickle charge to charge it to full. Now I usually glow twice in the morning *an additional 10 seconds after the light goes out), and it starts right up and with no smoke.

Initially I also thought the glow plugs but apparently a not-perfect battery cannot make the plugs hot enough.

Happy Holidays!

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