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Old 01-09-2011, 10:26 AM
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Cold-weather startup and glowplugs

I was just browsing through the Diesel supplement and noticed that it said

"Do not start the engine until the glow-plug pre-heat indicator light turns off."
I wait religiously for the light to turn off before starting since I feel that with any temp below 20F, the glow plugs provide a good bit of help to start the engine. What were to happen if I started the engine everyday before the light goes out? I assume it would be hard on the starter, but would any damage to the engine, glow plugs, etc... occur? I maintain the position that since the glow plugs are there, I might as well make use them.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:17 PM
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Subscribed. First couple of months I had the truck I would just start it without waiting. It was 60+ though, so not too worried, but curious as to what would happen if I didn't wait.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:32 PM
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Does anyone have any ideas?
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i would imagine it would not start, i have done that once and never again.
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:14 PM
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It will start, just not as easily as it would after the GP. After the first start of the day I do not wait for the glow plug light. I just get in and start it.
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:19 PM
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I know it will start, I did it the other day to see, but I'm just wondering if it could cause damage if done in the long term.
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