By Dave Hagen with the Capital Reman Tech Team
“Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cooooold out there today… It’s coooold out there every day. What is this, Miami Beach?”
— from the movie, Groundhog Day
That’s right folks, winter is upon us once again here in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. With a so called “polar vortex” on its way tomorrow, we here at Capital Reman thought it would be appropriate to give you some info on “cold diesel starts” read on for some tips on how to start a diesel engine on a cold day.
1. Glow Plugs and Block Heaters: The use of glow plugs or block heaters will start the vast majority of diesel engines on a cold day. Glow plugs work by heating the internal combustion chamber so that conditions are suitable for compression and ultimately ignition.