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Old 07-28-2007, 09:05 AM
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Does the 6.7L have glow plugs? If not, how does the combustion occur in very cold weather? I do know it can start at -20 F. But, how if not using glow plugs?
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Old 07-28-2007, 09:28 AM
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Cummins doesn't use glow plugs... that's a Ford thing. The Cummins has help starting with the use a heater grind the warms the air going into the engine through the intake. It's a much better and efficient way of getting it started.
btw... your screen name is a little incorrect. The Cummins isn't a V8, it's a inline 6 cylinder [sm=gears.gif]

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Old 07-28-2007, 10:12 AM
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In '09 they will offer V8 cummins diesel for 1/2 ton pickups. Just wanted to get the screen name before anyone else. Thanks for the reply! Good info!
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dang! i NEVER knew that Cummins didnt have glow plugs! I always thought they did! So no model has ever used glow plugs??
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Old 07-28-2007, 12:29 PM
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nope

if you take off i think it is the intake manifold you can see the heater thing.
it seems to work my dad was able to start his old 96 in -36C

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Mayfair time

pppppffffffffffffffffffffffffffttttttttttttttttttt ttttttttttt GLOW PLUGS????? WTF ARE GLOW PLUGS. THE CUMMINS USES A TOASTER OVEN ON STEROIDS TO GET THINGS GOING PFFFFTTTTT.
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Old 07-28-2007, 02:49 PM
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Heater grids are more effectient. The glow plugs work on each cynlinder where the grid heats the air going in. Grids don't get as dirty and fail as often. Plus if it does it is just sitting on top so it is easier to replace.

It does take a lot of power though. When it is good and cold and you haven't plugged the truck in you can see your lights dim when it is on cycle.
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Old 07-28-2007, 03:05 PM
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ok...here is a newbee question for you! I was looking around the engine and there looks to be like a 3 prong plug in like as in you can plug it into a house!!??? Is this what you are talking about and what exactly does it do???
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Old 07-28-2007, 03:25 PM
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The 3 prongplug is your block heater and YES, you can plug it into your regular old house outlet. I put mine on a timer though so that it comes on ( starts warming ) about3 hours before i leave for work. That heater draws about 700 watts. Theres no need to use that much electricity all night long. 3 hours is all you'll need.

I just did a mod where I moved that plug to the rear of the truck since I back into my driveway. I've also added a battery charger to keep the batteries charged along with heating the block. I got the lessons form Diesel Demon.
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Yeah that is for the block heater. When it gets cold you plug it in at night to keep the engine warm. Some have battery blankets too since a frozen battery wont take / keep a charge.

I got tired of digging for mine (Mayfair just don't) so I mounted a plug: http://www.genosgarage.com/prodinfo.asp?number=WD-BHP
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I run a timer on the outlet so it doesn't start warming it up tell about 1am (I leave around 6 so it is plenty of time).

Best part is the windshield never ices up that way There is nothing worse than trying to get up on the hood of this beast in 2 inch heels to scrap ice (again Mayfair just dont).
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so under what temp to you say to plug it in.....i live in asheville and only have some cold nights about 10 times a year but is good to know when to plug it in?
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I am surprised Mayfair listened.
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NC, as you said... it's doesn't get cold for long in Asheville. The block heater is really for sub zero temps. Your truck will start easy enough at the temps we see around here. I've got into the habit of plugging mine in when it's in the 20's. The only reason for that is, it not only starts easier butu, it will get up to running temps quicker too.
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alright well atleast i know what the thing does and is now! so in the winter i will test it out!

thanks for the info!
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(again Mayfair just dont).
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I plug in for anything near freezing - - mainly for the windshield effect we stay pretty wet around here so when ever it gets cold I get ice. The tuck comes up to temp so much faster between that and the jake brake.

I've got to stop talking about this - - I hate the summers I need some cold weather...you guys are making me want to move even farther north.
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I plug in for anything near freezing - - mainly for the windshield effect we stay pretty wet around here so when ever it gets cold I get ice. The tuck comes up to temp so much faster between that and the jake brake.

I've got to stop talking about this - - I hate the summers I need some cold weather...you guys are making me want to move even farther north.
Don't do it Mayfair.
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dang it I didn't even see it that time.

Mayfair of course I know where you would toss in your little coments - - we are two of a kind my dear!!
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(again Mayfair just dont).
LMAO !!!!

It's funny how you now know EXACTLY where I would comment at any given time.

Shes starting to think like you. Thats scary
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I plug in for anything near freezing - - mainly for the windshield effect we stay pretty wet around here so when ever it gets cold I get ice. The tuck comes up to temp so much faster between that and the jake brake.

I've got to stop talking about this - - I hate the summers I need some cold weather...you guys are making me want to move even farther north.
Don't do it Mayfair.
Mayfair go ahead on this one I want to see what you come up with. hehehe
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