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Old 09-11-2007, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cummins question....glow plugs?

Didn't want to make an account on DTR...but I understand Cummins trucks do not have glow plugs. If this is true, how do these engines overcome colder temps in the winter for starting?
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Didn't want to make an account on DTR...but I understand Cummins trucks do not have glow plugs. If this is true, how do these engines overcome colder temps in the winter for starting?
They have an intake grid heater.
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thank you sir
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Spray away with the ether...
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Spray away with the ether...

so you CAN you starting fluids on those engines?
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thats what I thought too...maybe saratoga knows sometihng I don't?
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some of those super high-hp cummins need a can or two of ether to start.... you know, the cummins that can barely idle but tear ass down the track.
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so you CAN you starting fluids on those engines?
Uh, no.

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Correct... my friend blew his intake piping inside out because he knew not what the grid heater did when exposed to ether, or rather what the ether would do once exposed to the grid heater. He was under the same impression... no glow plugs= license to spray.
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ether works great as a starting fluid for a diesel, but ONLY in the correct amount. alot of offroad only vehicles use either to help them start, but its a controlled injection system (like propane injection or water/methanol). if you try to pour some in by hand chances are you will poor too much into a certain cylinder, then bye bye motor.
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