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Old 10-11-2008, 02:25 PM
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starting fluid

i know ur not suppoesd to use it since my 6.9 has glow plugs, but my plugs went bad last winter, so i used it a few times then put in new plugs and havent used it since, but i am now runnig wvo in it and it has a hard time starting due to running the wvo. when i go to start it (for the first time of the day) it cranks and cranks, and usually then i have to charge the batt b4 it starts.. so can i just shoot it with ether on a regular basis, only when it is cold of course, and will it be ok besides destroying the glow plugs.
or will i eventually have engine probs.

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i think i read in diesel power mag that starting fluid was recommended for the 6.9's for some reason. cant remember why tho. ill have to find it and post it for you.
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I would recommend not using it for any any purpose. It is very "dry". That means that it lacks any lubricative properties, and is very hard on valves, cylinder walls, pistons, etc. What works better is a rag soaked with a little gasoline. It will not cause that horrifying rattle and preignition that ether does. More than that, it probably won't hurt your glow plugs.

Another thing about glow plugs.. When they go out, they just quit working. When they are destroyed by ether, they are DESTROYED by ether. That means metal and ceramic bits all over the insides of your cylinders and valves. Not too cool.
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where do i put the gas soaked rag?
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i think i read in diesel power mag that starting fluid was recommended for the 6.9's for some reason. cant remember why tho. ill have to find it and post it for you.
o ok well if u find it post it for me
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:07 PM
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today, since it was warm, the 6.9 started great, but yesterday it was cold so it wouldnt start and killed the batteries, so can i use starter fluid on it. i cant plug it in because it sits out in the field and i use it too pull wagons, its no were near elctric
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:16 PM
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just remember that the motor will become "addicted" to the either after awhile, and will not start without it.
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:09 PM
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will it mess any ting up internally
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