Makes me laugh when I hear guys in warm climates talking about "cold" starting a diesel "regardless of season" without any starting aids. Your guys "cold" weather is a pleasant summer evening for some of us. Lol
Seeing that I was mowing pasture all day yesterday and Dish Channel 215 was showing a blizzard in Colorado and adjacent states, yes you have a point. However, I "Lusted in my Heart" (Jimmy Carter) for a Ford 3000. One day in April, in N. Texas, temp was at least in the 60's, I laid eyes on one and my heart skipped a beat. Stopping by, with check book in hand, the seller had to give it a shot of ether to get it to get it to light off.
Being my first diesel, and overcome with "lust" I gave him $3750 for it....dumbass dumbass dumbass.....fast forward. After spending several hundred bucks, trying to prove to myself that it didn't really need an overhaul including new battery, new 00 battery servicing wiring, upgrading the starter to a 5" diameter required in diesel engines.....I finally got it through my thick skull that what it needed was enough compression to light off the diesel mist since everything else is up to snuff. I did an inframe to the tune of $1000 in parts and machine work, I did the rest. Finally got one that lit off without starting aids.....in April, in Texas.