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Old 10-06-2007, 12:54 AM   #51
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Re: Hard time starting my 5.9 Cummins this weekend

Yes Andrew, would you be a good chap and fetch my nomex and kevlar smoking jacket. There seems to be rather a lot of ether in this cigar.

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Old 10-14-2007, 11:59 AM   #52
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Re: Hard time starting my 5.9 Cummins this weekend

Originally Posted by BassnTruck
Guys word of warning. Never use starting fluid or anything flamible to start a 5.9 Cummins EVER! These motors use a heating grid right inside the intake to preheat. This will catch the fluid on fire and usually ruins things when it explodes if you are that lucky and do not hurt or kill yourself when that whole can explodes in your hand.
Most commercial B's have no heat grid. The Rams had one bacause Dodge wanted to make it as "gas-like" as possible for pickup trucks. None of the three 6BT's I drove at work had heat grids...I recall one actually RECOMMENDED ether below 15 degrees.
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:04 PM   #53
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Re: Hard time starting my 5.9 Cummins this weekend

Ford recommends ether below freezing. There is even an ether port on the intake. They also recommend half throttling it while you crank below 32 and putting it to the wood for starts below 10-15...even with the ether. Me? I just crank it for 10 seconds until it starts. Sometimes I will give it a preemptive 2 second blast of the good stuff, but I usually don't have a wrench handy for the ether port so it goes in the air filter housing. I doubt much even makes it to the engine, but it makes me feel better.
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