Originally Posted by adic27
I sprayed the starter fluid in the intake (a little) and that worked! Batteries were brand new. I knew that wasn't the problem. Hopefully I'm good now. Gonna start it every other day.
If you're not going to drive it hard for at least 15 minutes or so, don't! Just starting a big diesel for no good reason is worse than not starting it at all. Frequent cold-starting and idling is the single worst thing you can do to it. There have been several previous posts about this.
Ether is for very rare emergencies only, not for routine use. If your engine doesn't start on the first few turns of the crank, something's not right, and you need to find out why. Ether only masks symptoms of underlying problems, but it doesn't solve anything.