Originally Posted by swhite832
... I still prefer the mechanical "true" diesel(no glow plugs).
Until I got my bus I had never heard of a diesel engine with no glow plugs. I've got an old Mercedes diesel and an old Ford F250 diesel both of which use glow plugs. Does anyone know why it is certain diesels need them and others don't? Truthfully, I'm a little worried about my bus not starting if I'm boondocking somewhere in cold weather and don't have an outlet handy to plug in the block heater. My bus actually has an ether container built in with a button on the dash to give it a squirt, but it doesn't look like it still works. I guess I could carry starting fluid around, but it seems like a hassle.