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Old 05-03-2009
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Do You Need to Use the Glow Plugs...

everytime from a cold start? If it's warm, like 60 deg F or above, do you need the GP? You should be able to start the engine without GP most of the time IF you have good compression in a diesel. GP are intended, I believe, to assist in cold weather starts by helping to warm the pistons without extended cranking of the engine.

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Last edited by DrB; 05-03-2009 at 12:53 AM.
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