Is having to step on gas pedal to get it to start normal for the 6.2? All the diesels Ive run all fired right up but this truck you have to step on the gas like a carbarated truck, is this normal?
Thats a good story, I think honda has these little 2 stroke generators that would be good for that. Fire up the little beast for a hour or 2 to warm the engine. Now there putting those little engines on trucks that use the same cooling system and run off the same diesel tank. They are a little generator, like 5hp so they dont let the big engine run and burn fuel. So if he had that Im sure he would have been fine unless he shut it off too.some buddies of mine I grew up with had a trucking company and when it was just 3 trucks the brothers drove them. they got caught it one of those north dakota cold snaps and had to shut it down at a truck stop for a couple of days due to road closures. went to start the kenworth up and would barley crank and no plug in close that was not allready in use. walked to store bought a bag or two of brickets started a couple of fires under motor and trans dragged tarps around a let simmer couple of hours got fired up and on the road. learned never to stop with out plug in handy and carry small electric heater for frozen brake line . said when he pulled off of brickets other drivers were scrambling for unburnt coals