__. Exactly. If you need ether, fix the real problem but don't use ether in a TDI for ANY REASON, EVER.MayorDJQ said:(snip) If you need ether, then there's obviously a problem with the engine, glow plugs, injection pump, timing, nozzles, etc.
Cool!oilhammer said:I had an old Rabbit brought in once that ripped the threads off of all 10 headbolts and blew the head clean off the block, shattered all 4 pistons, and bent all 4 rods as a result of an ether start. Even blew the headgasket into little pieces and scattered it all over the engine bay.
True. But that monster probably doesn't have glow plugs or an intake heater.darkscout said:You guys do know that some OEMs actually BUILD ether starting aids into the system.
"Little" is the key; measuring the whiffs is the problem. Even propane would be explosive with glow plugs, I would think. Large industrial and over the road Diesels almost never have glow plugs or heated intake manifolds. They're typically direct injection with higher (than TDI) compression and strong starters that don't object to extended cranking.orion2.0 said:i believe little whiffs of propane are safe for starting diesels. I know some industrial engines have propane injection used just for startup.
businmotion said:thats BS, an engine is composed of may diffrent components.. this is my home.. not just a project////