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post #1 of 30 Old 03-29-2009, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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"Wait to Start" Light

What exactly am i waiting for? Seems to take longer when it's cold outside then warm.

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The wait to start light is for the glowplugs to cycle.


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exactly. and the colder it gets the longer it takes to go through the cycle.

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What exactly am i waiting for? Seems to take longer when it's cold outside then warm.

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Not very nice, I mean he's relatively new.

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lol anyone who owns a diesel should know that
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Not very nice, I mean he's relatively new.

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I had never used that smiley before! Sorry I guess it was kind of rude, but at the same time a pretty asinine question..

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What exactly am i waiting for? Seems to take longer when it's cold outside then warm.
Because a diesel engine doesn't use spark for combustion we have glowplugs to help aid with starting. A diesel engine uses compression for combustion of the fuel. When its colder out the light will stay on a little longer and actually after the light goes out the glow plugs will continue to run for up to 90 seconds after the key is cycled.

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Come on guys, he asked a valid question. This is the reason some members are not very active on this site any more.

Instead they just sit back and read information. This guy maybe new to diesels. He asked a valid question and got a valid answer is there any reason to post anything else besides the valid answer to the question.

No I don't think so. With that said remember the movie Bambi, when thumper's mom said " if you don't have anything nice to say, then say nothing at all"


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Come on guys, he asked a valid question. This is the reason some members are not very active on this site any more.

Instead they just sit back and read information. This guy maybe new to diesels. He asked a valid question and got a valid answer is there any reason to post anything else besides the valid answer to the question.

No I don't think so. With that said remember the movie Bambi, when thumper's mom said " if you don't have anything nice to say, then say nothing at all"
agreed. i remember when i was knew to diesels. i had a lot of questions. i still have questions. leave the new guy alone. oh and

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