Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Windham, ME
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
A bunch of the equipment at work had these systems. HAD. They are so much of a PITA that we took them off everything but the 3-53, 4-53, and 8.2l Detroits, and our one Perkins 6.354. Use it long enough and you'll get the old crankcrankcrank WHEEZE (jam) and the engine catching while cranking for a while after. I've seen a few sleeves with windshield-wiper-shaped marks due to the rings breaking from starting fluid and wearing out the ring grooves. Nope, I'll stick with glow plugs and block heaters.
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1991 F350 Lariat XLT, 7.3l, 5-speed, crew cab, SRW, 3.55, 2WD.
1990 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, in the process of a major overhaul/upgrade. OM617 on the horizon! Front & rear Dana 44s from a Wagoneer till I get some 1-ton axles built & narrowed, and eventually a front shackle reversal. Diesel YJ, bay-BEE, and not a cookie-cutter 4BT conversion!