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Richard Morrell    Posted 01-17-2022 at 20:31:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Starting fluid in cold weather
  • I use Pyroil with a Briggs 26hp v-twin and it works great. Never tried it on the 51 Ford. Any thoughts?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-20-2022 at 04:52:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Starting fluid in cold weather
  • Glow plugs are used on diesel units. Do you have a diesel engine? In cold weather I'd be more concerned with the electrical system than fuel system. Got gas? Carb and SED BULB tested and working when it was warm out? Then worry about how well the battery was maintained and if it sustains a full charge under load. Do you have it on a float charger like a Battery Tender? A basic trickle charger won't do. Search the archives here for much on the topic already discussed.


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    Bruce(VA)    Posted 01-18-2022 at 08:44:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Starting fluid in cold weather
  • Your 51 8N has a compression ratio of 6.5:1, much less than your Briggs engine. So starting fluid used sparingly will be fine.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 01-17-2022 at 22:39:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Starting fluid in cold weather
  • I suspect your V-Twin is higher comp ratio and more prone to damage than your Ford.
    IMHO.

    Richard Morrell    Posted 01-19-2022 at 19:53:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Starting fluid in cold weather
  • Thanks for the replies. This product says safe for gas and diesel applications unless there are glow plugs. Do not use with glow plugs.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 01-19-2022 at 23:33:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Starting fluid in cold weather
  • Starting fluid on most diesels is an invitation to disaster. If you do use it on a diesel, do not operate glow plugs within 15 minutes of spraying that into the engine.
    If you desire to spray anything into a diesel for a starting aid, I suggest WD-40.
    Sparingly.


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