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Old 05-14-2009, 04:15 PM
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???"wait to start" light. ???

hello, i am kinda new here. i love forums, it is where people can get true answers, with out the "bring it in and we will look at it." or "could be... this ,that or maybe both..."

i have been operating heavy equipment for 8 years, and not sure what all should be transfered over to my own truck. so here are my rookie questions.-thanks for looking so far.

i just bought a 2007 (built near mid-2006) i has the curly spirls light (glow plugs?) when you first turn it to on. there is not a " wait to start" light on this truck. it cranks for 1-2 seconds then fires off great. (ididn't get a owners manual for it , but plan on getting one)

what i am really asking is should there be a wait to start light? i give it a few seconds "just incase" (i can hear the fuel pump running)

i have been told that it has a compression plugs and doesn't need to heat up to fire up. -is that true?

also, do you guys use a few minutes for warm-up/cool down time?
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:26 PM
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congrats on the new truck. the curly light youre referring to is for the glow plugs. when it goes out then you can start the truck. guess you could call it your wait to start light lol
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Does anyone know why they switched from the "wait to start" to the curly light?
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in the winter i let it warm up for a few minutes, dont really let it cool down. summer i just dont get on it, untill the temps are up.

and dshriver is right about the glow plugs, when the light goes out its safe to start
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hello, i am kinda new here. i love forums, it is where people can get true answers, with out the "bring it in and we will look at it." or "could be... this ,that or maybe both..."

i have been operating heavy equipment for 8 years, and not sure what all should be transfered over to my own truck. so here are my rookie questions.-thanks for looking so far.

i just bought a 2007 (built near mid-2006) i has the curly spirls light (glow plugs?) when you first turn it to on. there is not a " wait to start" light on this truck. it cranks for 1-2 seconds then fires off great. (ididn't get a owners manual for it , but plan on getting one)

the 6.0 engines are able to start faster wo having to wait for the gp to warm up the cyl

what i am really asking is should there be a wait to start light? i give it a few seconds "just incase" (i can hear the fuel pump running)

wouldnt hurt

i have been told that it has a compression plugs and doesn't need to heat up to fire up. -is that true?

also, do you guys use a few minutes for warm-up/cool down time?
i wait for the gp to turn off after start up. i see the batt gauge go from low to high. and for cool down, 2 or 3 mins are good enough.
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Does anyone know why they switched from the "wait to start" to the curly light?
because they are just smart like that
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:36 PM
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because they are just smart like that
the curly symbol is not new. my moms 76 benz has it as the wts light.
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this is why i love forums, thanks for the fast replys.

i was seeing the curly pig tail light come on with the rest of the instrument panel lights but it goes out much fast than those on larger cat...ect engines i was just wondering it i was right to crank on it when there was no 4-5sec delay like the old GM's had.


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guys i love this TRUCK!
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LoL...just smart like that...LoL !!!
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Follow the link, download the owners manual and diesel supplement, print out, read while on toilet.
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