Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Martinsville, West Virginia
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I wouldn't touch my PSD with ether, brake clean, gas, any of it... can you risk a $3-5K dollar motor on THAT? Plug it in, when the block heater has the motor warm, it will start up. My red truck has a new glow plug relay (stancor) sitting in the center console... doesn't do much good there, but starts fine when plugged in, and it's been down to zero degrees at night lately. 3-4 hours plugged in, and it should fire up. If it's at operating temp when you shut it down, you should get 3-4 hours of sitting in the cold before it wouldnt' start again without plugging it in...
This can be a real pain when you have to park in some lot at work, or the mall, with no place to plug in, and no chance to run out to the truck and start it every few hours, just to make sure it will start when you get to leave... but it's a lot of motovation to fix the glow plugs!!!
'99 E350 DRW Stahl 11' util box van, 7.3 PSD, stock. 138k SOLD
'00 F350 extcab, 9' utility bed, dually 228k
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E'99 F250 extcab, S/Bed 211k. Sidelined due to motor issues.
'00 Excursion Limited, 7.3PSD 294k
'84 Chevy K-30, 6.2L TD, woods/trail beater. 141k