I don't believe that engines get addicted to starting fluid like a person does to drugs. I think it is simply that the engine issue that caused you use the starting fluid the first time is still present. The cause of the problem is not cured by the use of starting fluid. It just puts a vaporized fuel in the cylinders that easily burns with adequate compression. So you may have to continue to use starting fluid until the basic problem is fixed. No withdrawal time required once the basic problem is fixed. Getting too much starting fluid in the engine can cause damage. More is not better.Correct me if I'm wrong but I was always told once you start using ether, your petty much going to have to continue using it?
Yes, if too much is used you can break a ring or cause other damage to lower the compression. Then it will never start without it. Also true if it's used on an engine with glow plugs or other starting aids that are functional.Correct me if I'm wrong but I was always told once you start using ether, your petty much going to have to continue using it?
A nice thing about circulating heaters is it's easy to hear them working.Have this one on a 1961 JD 2010... replaced a 20+ yr old generic one of similar function that I bought from the JD dealer back around '95. Plug it in an hour or so ahead of time and the old gal fires right up. Haven't had to use ether in decades.
A nice thing about circulating heaters is it's easy to hear them working.
I wanted to use the excavator the other day, it was about 0 F. I went and hit the button on the Webasto and let it run for 20 minutes. The temp gauge was up off the bottom and it fired up like a warm summers day.