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Old 10-18-2009, 02:21 PM
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I have a '96 Ford diesel that has glow plugs that go bad and a block heater that HAS to be plugged in to get the thing started in cold weather. Are the newer diesels, especially the Dodge Cummins, hard to start when its cold? Do they have glowplugs and block heaters?
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Our work trucks are not that hard to start cold. Just let it preheat with the glow plugs and crank. bock heaters save you a lot of money and headaches in the long run. Batteries, starter, altenator, glow plugs are happier too. We had the old Ford diesels that had glow plug issues. the timers use to go bad and they would take out the glow plugs. in 1992 we had a customers truck that the customer bypassed the timer and had a push botton for the glow plugs. It was ok until the wrong guy got to the truck and ate up the glow plugs. Than it was ether(Summer in a can) to fire it up.
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Thanks for the reply, MRRMX. Our first diesel was an '84 Chev. pickup. Then I got this Ford, and both of them have always had starting problems. I was hoping the new diesels would start up without having to use glow-plugs that seem to always need replacing. I also have three diesel tractor-trucks and they don't have glow-plugs. They start without plugging them up, too. Wonder what the difference is ???
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Not sure what the difference would be. The newer Ford diesels still have the glowplugs and block heaters, but we need then when you let your work truck sit outside of the hotel/camp in -50 Celcius. Everything hates starting in that temperature, let me tell you, don't matter what you have.
Any of the canadian packages will come with a block heater, gas or diesel.
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