Archive for August 2009

Dang, why can’t this be easy?

August 30, 2009

I’m officially having starting troubles again. I need to check my compression but I don’t know why it was starting fine right after I replaced the glow plugs. They can’t be bad this fast, can they?

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August 24, 2009

My starting issues proved to be glow-plug related. I guess I didn’t realize that glow plugs have a relatively short life. They only lasted bout 10 months or so.

I’m now starting without issues. It’s been cold lately and I’ve started it successfully at 55 degrees. That’s encouraging to me for the winter. I think my starting troubles last winter were due to me not purging long enough. With my longer purge cycles, I think this winter might be much more enjoyable.

Still having starting trouble…

August 12, 2009

I have been having starting issues since mid-June and I haven’t been able to figure it out. I’m purging longer than I ever have, and even after I run on diesel (to work and back) I still have trouble cold starting. If the engine is warm (or it’s 80 + degrees outside) I have no troubles.

I need to check compression on the cylinders and make sure the glow plugs are working.