I am the kind of person who considers every issue from all possible
angles. Hence my yes, but answers. I have a digital camera and will
try to make high quality picture of the exhaust tomorrow in the
afternoon. Thank you for your offers, maybe I will take you up on it
(beer is on me)
A small propane torch directly in the air intake will cause a small
diesel engine to start EVERY Time, as long as the fuel is still liquid,
and going thru the injector pump and injector. Ask any trucker who
runs the rocky mountains in winter.
Bruce in alaska who knows this works, from long experience
An idle question from somebody who will probably never own, much operate a
diesel in the winter: would using gasoline as the fuel get around the
fuel-gelling problem? Clearly the stuff wouldn't jell...but would a small
diesel run on it? Maybe store it with an empty tank, pour a half cup of
gasoline in to start, then pour in diesel once it's warmed up?
It sure would. Of course gasoline makes very poor diesel fuel. It can
damage the engine if it will run at all.
No. diesel engines are designed for diesel fuel and gasoline can damage
the fuel system. It is also a fire hazard since the diesel fuel system is
not designed to safely handle gasoline, even a small amount mixed with gas.
I know Buba has been adding gasoline to his diesel tractor fuel for
years to keep it from gelling. It is not a good thing to do.
This is Turtle.
i have never use the torch but when you run out of fuel. you can use WD-40 to
run it till it can pick up the fuel you put in it. On Mack 18 wheelers you can
start a 350 H.P. Mack engine with WD-40 and run it till the injectors will fill
up and start pumping fuel. Now you can start them on cold mornings with a can of
WD-40 keep at room temperature and then spray the warm WD-40 in it and it will
burn good to start it. Now using starting fluid and WD-40 to start them cause a
good amount of ware for it will wash all the oil off the rings when your
starting it with the stuff. It's not recommended to do this very much because of
the ware of the rings and cylinder wall.
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