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post #1 of 6 Old 12-11-2009, 04:41 AM Thread Starter
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would it be stupid to use two gasser pickups to jump start my diesel, one on each batter? or just stick to one? they talk about how much these things take to crank over and that a gasser can't really supply enough
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I would advise against that. Just use one truck, up the idle and hold it there for awhile. If the powerstroke is still cranking slow while the jumper cables are connected you can easily burn the cables out. Take it easy on them. Just try to charge the batteries for awhile first. I've jumped a few Pete's and Volvo's off of a '97 Chevy 350 truck before... in 10 degree weather.

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Get better batteries so you don't have to jump it!!! That is what I would do. If you must I would use the pass battery as it's closer to the starter.

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I agree with wsigo. If your going to jump it just use one vehicle and hold the rpms up around 1000RPM and let it sit on for about 10 minutes. That may seem long but it takes a lot to run the glow plugs and start these trucks. And its less aggravating to just let it go for ten minutes the first time instead of trying over and over.

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when my OBS was dead it took two trucks, one on each battery.

i'd have no problem doing it again either.

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well i think im gonna just replace the batteries, i'm thinkin they are the original ones in it since the guys that owned it before me only averages 480 miles a year over a ten year period
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