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post #2 of Old 06-21-2010
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No first hand knowledge of the 38B4. My previous Universal/Kubota had glow plugs. Thirty seconds of preheating usually was plenty for a quick start in warm weather. I would release the glow plug switch before cranking however (to reduce current draw). My current Yanmar has no glowplugs. Manual says apply full throttle to start. Seems to work.
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