diesel starting help: Diesel Fuel Lubrication Engine Additives  -- Tractor Maintenance Discussion Forum and Review diesel starting help: Diesel Fuel Lubrication Engine Additives -- Tractor Maintenance Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index
New As Posted | Active Subjects



www.emerichsales.com - New & Used Equipment
          View Tractors For Sale!


www.partsbynet.com - Lawn and Garden Equipment Parts


Bernardsville Landscape Lighting
Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Diesel Fuel Lubrication Engine Additives Forum

Page [ 1 ] |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 02-27-2001, 11:46 Post: 24762
Steve



Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: UK
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 179
 diesel starting help

Need info of diesel + ether. My book says don't do it. (I haven't) But I have seen neighbor who farms with White and MF diesels routinly use starting fluid (ether) in cold weather. Wouldn't that cream the pistons/cyl head?????? I had a problem in real cold temps starting the B7300. Typically use a heat lamp now. Anybody know if a block heater is available??






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 02-27-2001, 16:16 Post: 24775
Paul Fox



Join Date:
Location:
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1
 diesel starting help

Ether is a volatile subject (you should pardon the pun) Different tractors have different requirements. If you have glow plugs, ether can blow the intake right off the tractor. If you don't have glow plugs or preheaters, overuse of ether can still grenade an engine. Just a whiff in the general vicinity of the air intake is an accepted method of use. Read your manual or ask your dealer.

Generic block heaters are available in various forms, from dipstick (not very effective) to magnetic clamp on (better, but still not great) to the type that splice into the radiator hose (best if done right). A local dealer or tractor mechanic should be able to point you in the right direction.

My JD750 has pre-heat. 10-15 seconds on the pre-heater, and she'll start every time in 0 to -10 weather, and wind chills of -30.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

 02-28-2001, 05:54 Post: 24802
TomG

TP Contributor

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Upper Ottawa Valley
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5406
 diesel starting help

I think the most common coolant heaters are block heaters that replace an engine freeze plug. A dealer should be able to come up with one. Rad hose types also work. My experience in -0F weather is that a couple of hours on a block heater, pre-heat and the engine fires just like during the summer. I do use #1 diesel, which starts a little easier than #2. I also use winter weight engine and hydraulic oils, which allow the starter to spin the engine faster in the cold than summer oils. Diesels have to spin fast to start, and batteries or wiring in poor condition will create starting problems. I believe that the use of ether always puts an engine at risk, and its use shouldn't be needed anyway. I have heard of people spraying WD-40 into the air intake as the engine is cranking but I don't have an opinion on the wisdom of this method.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Stumble This

Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] |

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Diesel Fuel Lubrication Engine Additives Forum

Thread 24762 Filter by Poster:
Paul Fox 1 | Steve 1 | TomG 1 |




Most Viewed

+ What Oil To Use With Kubota
+ OFF ROAD DIESEL FUEL?
+ diesel engine not starting properly 1466 IH
+ propane conversion for compact/small tractor
+ blue or yellow diesel fuel cans?
+ Kubota Hydraulic Fluid
+ Synthetic Oil (Shell Rotella)
+ Diesel additive -not enough or too much?
+ ETHER---YES --OR--NO?
+ Stihl 2 Stroke Oil Fuel Mix

Most Discussion

+ Synthetic-Oil-vs-Petroleum-and
+ Synthetic Hydraulic Fluid
+ Synthetic Oil (Shell Rotella)
+ blue or yellow diesel fuel can
+ Water Wetter by Redline oil -H
+ Off road vs. Taxed Pump diesel
+ Stihl 2 Stroke Oil Fuel Mix
+ Diesel? Gas? Something else?
+ Fuel Additive????
+ Oil Filter

Newest Topics

+ JD 970 won t start - fuel solenoid ?
+ Kubota tractor fluid gauge repair
+ 87415600 Oil Filter for NH T2210
+ stabilizer bar seal replacement TL100
+ Best Gas and Diesel fuel containers pour spout
+ Putting Gasoline in a Diesel Engine
+ AW46 hydraulic fluid equivalents
+ Chronic gel problems
+ Mechanic in a Bottle, used it?
+ Need help with LONG 360 DTC 2002













Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines