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View Poll Results: What do you do when the glow plugs are running?
Wait till the plugs turn off 29 76.32%
Dont wait for the plugs to turn off and drive off 9 23.68%
doesnt give a crap about the plugs life. 0 0%
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post #1 of 17 Old 01-14-2010, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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ok so heres a poll.

i just want to know what every one thinks on this.

i generally wait for the gp to turn off before i drive. and when i dont wait, im easy on it till they turn off and till i see the temp gauge moves.

untill recently at my 1am lunch breaks, i dont have much time for it to warm up so i just drive easy till it warms up some.


i do wait for the wts to go off first before crank. always

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Depends on when it is. If its the first start of the day I usually wait a good bit after the WTS light goes off. If the engine is warm I just get in the truck and crank it.

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I wait at least a minute before taking off easy

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The plugs stay on way after the WTS light goes off.

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I wait for the WTS light to go off. If I waited for the GPs to shut off, it would be a long day.

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Your glow plugs are on for 3 mins max. And I know this because I have a LED light hooked up to the GPR which lets me know when the plugs have power.

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wait for the WTS light to go out before i start it... drive it easy until its up to operating temps
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a led for when the gps are on? sweet!

i do wait for the wts to go off before cranking. however, at night when the parking lights and or the head lights are on, i see the dash is dimmed when the gps are on and brightens up when they turn off. i have in the past wait till the dash is bright to drive.

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Depends on when it is. If its the first start of the day I usually wait a good bit after the WTS light goes off. If the engine is warm I just get in the truck and crank it.
Same here. First start, I let em sit for about 30 seconds or so. Depends on how cold it is, but I never wait the whole 90 seconds or whatever it may be that day. Then I just drive easy till truck and trans are warmed up. But I always WTS until it tells me it's ready



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Just because your WTS light is on, doesn't mean your glow plugs are on.

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