Originally Posted by dsmauney
What I am asking Iron is the following. When he offers the opinion that a responsive start on a cold engine is a sign of good compression does that include using glow plugs on engines, like the M25xp, that have them. Response from anyone that has experience with diesels would be appreciated.
Yes - if you have glow plugs, use them. An engine with poor compression will usually be harder to start and often idle unevenly, although both conditions can be caused by other things.