It is a 99What year is it? To check the glow plugs on a diesel, you unplug them and hook up a test light to the + side of the batt. You then touch the glow plug where the electrical prong is. If it lights up, they are bad (grounding internally). This is USUALLY the case. I would say 99.9% of the time.
just because ether has been used to cold start diesels for ages does not mean it is safe now. glow plugs and ether is a bad combination.I have been told by a couple of people to try the ether, and I did. Nothing happened, didn't even start. I am not saying you are wrong in fact I am not going to use the ether after hearing your story. Any suggestions on how to get it started? It's plugged in(block heater) and is currently being recharged. How do I know for sure if it's the glow plugs? It started yesterday for a minute and hasn't started since. Cranks all day long but no firing.
not on a glow plug engine.you can use it but in small amounts, pretty much in a last resort effort.
heavy equpitment is a whole differnt ball game. I repeat do not do it on a PSD. there are reasons a vehicle has a hard time starting. bottom line! you should not have to use a starting fluid to "start" the truck. Ever thing of fixing it rather than just making do?well we do some times at the grain elevator that i work at. so you can do it. i operate heavy equipment daily, i know it can be done and i know the hazzards of such also.
yeah we use it to start a bunch of the cats at work all the time as well. But not on any glow plug engines.well we do some times at the grain elevator that i work at. so you can do it. i operate heavy equipment daily, i know it can be done and i know the hazzards of such also.