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All my life i have heard never ether diesel unless u absolutly have to. Why is it hard on the motor besides upper cylinder lubricity . why in effect of using ether on a diesel motor will it be come dependant on ether to start ? I dont
 

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You don't want to use it because of the air intake heater on a cummins and glow plugs on a powerstroke. They will ignite the ether before it gets into the cylinder.


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I realize that. What my question is about is the using ether and then it being dependant on it to start most of the time especially in cold weather situations. Hence Ether Baby :slap:
 

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its kind of like motors that have spent their life in cold climate, start better in cold compared to motors from florida that come to a cold climate...they dont start as good
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On 2005-11-30 21:30, snow ram wrote:
its kind of like motors that have spent their life in cold climate, start better in cold compared to motors from florida that come to a cold climate...they dont start as good
-Josh

on what basis are you saying this? i don't think machines can adapt to their climate unless they're designed to
 

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the reason most of the southern trucks wont start up here is that some have the heating grid disabled... as it doesnt need it down there, so its turned off.... or they are not equiped with the block heater, so obviously it cant be plugged in over night, and will give you hard start issues.


as far as the "ether baby" deal, the only thing I can think of that would cause a diesel truck to be "dependant" on ether to start, would be that the large amount of heat caused by the ether damages the heating grid or the glow plugs, and causes them to not work correctly.
 
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