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Old 06-26-2015, 11:09 AM   #31
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Loved the 7.3... loathed the 6.0. Mileage was terrible 13 day in day out and 7 pulling my 29th 5er. The egr system and passenger side fuel rail went at 28k and the service manager at the local Ford garage told me to get rid of it before the warranty run out...also spent time in the shop for electronic issues in the dash and a new odometer. .. Never been a Dodge lover at all but a huge fan of Cummins. .. better milage, more torque, no headaches.
MY 05 got 19 Average and 14 towing 15000lbs. I now have a 2001 7.3 that is great condition.
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:10 AM   #32
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I only gor rid of it b/c I needed a longer bed.
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:47 PM   #33
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Wow glow plugs, I used to to put those in Caterpillar motors back in the early 80s. Old motors or way behind in technology.
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:15 PM   #34
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Wow glow plugs, I used to to put those in Caterpillar motors back in the early 80s. Old motors or way behind in technology.
Gasser's still use spark plugs.
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Wow glow plugs, I used to to put those in Caterpillar motors back in the early 80s. Old motors or way behind in technology.
...........not so. try wikiup and learn diesel fuel combustion/low flash point.........glowplugs are only needed for starting in cold temps. even 2015 motors down have them....it's what makes them start......have another beer.
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Give him hell deebar. Then tell him about hot compressed air.
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Wow glow plugs, I used to to put those in Caterpillar motors back in the early 80s. Old motors or way behind in technology.

I used to put unleaded gas in my cars in the 80s.


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Bout all they had in the 80's cept for diesel.
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Wow glow plugs, I used to to put those in Caterpillar motors back in the early 80s. Old motors or way behind in technology.

What Cat engines took glow plugs? I work on on-road engines and have never seen glow plugs in a Cat. And for the record, my 07' Duramax has them.

The Cummins engines do not have glow plugs. All they have is an intake heater, which is more for emissions than anything.


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aint google wunnerful !!

Diesel Engines That Are Equipped
With An Air Inlet Heater
If your engine is equipped with an air inlet heater
(AIH) for cold weather starting, only use an approved
continuous
flow ether system that is installed

by Caterpillar or by a Caterpillar dealer. The
engine software must be activated in order to insure
that ether injection and AIH operation will not
occure at the same time. Use of any other manually
or automatically operated ether started aid system
could cause an explosion resulting in injury

SOP with bigger Cat equipment for years Steve. Older D6/7/8/9 dozers, 621, 631, 641, 651 scrapers, 825 compactors, nearly all the bigger glow plug engines from Cat require ether, and plenty of it during temperatures below about 35 degrees above. The new direct injection Cat's do too. Detroit's, Cummins, Mack's, Allis Chalmers, International, and many other engines with or without glow plugs all needed help from ether. The main problem with the older pre-cup machines was, however, poorly designed and maintained glow plug and related electrical systems. It was hard to ever find one that was 100%. I'd have to write a separate chapter about all the trouble Cat has had with glow plugs and electrical over the years.
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