Originally Posted by lapeer20m
the 5.9 in phills bus is better in nearly every aspect than my dt360 except for cold starting! That's one thing that cummins motor doesn't seem to appreciate. I think my old 6.6 liter ford was even better at cold starting. Even when it was nearly zero degrees.
I have never used my block heater (I don't have a 500 foot 6 gauge extension cord) and only ONCE has my bus failed to start for me...and since I've added since then added enough battery power to be able to crank it. It might sound angry for the first 15 seconds or so, but it smoothes out after that and gets oil pressure within 3-5 seconds of startup.
I agree on those 5.9's being a little cold blooded. With pretty flat batteries there was just nothing happening for Olddog's TC2K when I went up there to check it out for him. After they brought his TWO 8D's back up there were no issues.