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Cold starting woes...
So here's the "problem"...well, not really a problem because she still starts and runs...but there's a few gremlins in there and I'm just curious if they're the norm or if something's wrong.
Summer starts were easy...no problem at all, other than maybe a tiny bit of white smoke if she hadn't been started in a few days.
Now that winter's coming, the cold starts are a bit more dramatic. I've read about cycling the GPR a few times before cranking over, and I do that. There's a BIG cloud of white smoke that disappears in less than a minute.
While she's sitting at idle, the engine RPM's pick up and drop off, and the DRL's seem to brighten and darken according to the RPMs.
If I give her a bit of pedal to increase the RPM's...the DRL's and dashlights really act up - getting brighter and darker...hi and low!
After the GPR has timed out and turns off, everything settles down and acts normally.
Is this indicative of a GPR that is slowly frying? It seems as though the lights are responding to an increase and decrease in battery draw, but the only thing drawing on the battery is the glow plugs...why else would the GPR be turning them on and off, unless it was burning out?
Does this make sense?
Did I answer my own question?
I will be picking up a new GPR this weekend, just a standard one since this one has lasted 172,000 km and I doubt if I'll put as many more on.
Has anyone else ever noticed this sort of phenomena? It's strange!
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