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by HITDOGG
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Cold start difficult
Replies: 9
Views: 2739

Re: Cold start difficult

These trucks can be quite difficult to start below 60 deg. Something to try before messing with fuel hoses, turn the ignition to start the truck without pushing the clutch in. It is a manual way to engage the glow plugs. Hold for 20 to 30 seconds and see if that helps any.
by HITDOGG
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 11 volt plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 549

11 volt plugs

Hey guys, I found some 11volt glow plugs that I think will work in my 84. I had some trouble with the starting a few years ago, but now that you guys pointed me into the how to of the manual override, the truck starts fine. On really cold mornings, I have to hold it a good bit longer because it's on...
by HITDOGG
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: This Site - Ground Rules, Announcements, Feedback...
Topic: Is Registration Too Difficult?
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: Is Registration Too Difficult?

It may be going to their spam or junk mail folder of those mail servers and they are simply not seeing it. I know I don't check mine that often
by HITDOGG
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Windshield Wiper Arms
Replies: 0
Views: 8783

Windshield Wiper Arms

Hey guys, I have a 1984 Pup, and was wanting to replace the wiper arms. I'm assuming mine are the factory arms. I got some adapters for the more modern snap on blades, but they don't seem that tight. Any upgrades out there?
by HITDOGG
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Glow Plug Voltage
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Glow Plug Voltage

Yeah if anybody can tell me which glow plugs will work. I'm having trouble finding the Thermo King C240 plugs besides on Ebay.
by HITDOGG
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Glow Plug Voltage
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Glow Plug Voltage

Thanks guys. I've passed all the info on to my mechanic. If the QOS isn't working this winter, I'll more than likely bypass it. I bought the truck last June, but it's been at the mechanic since December.
by HITDOGG
Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Glow Plug Voltage
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Glow Plug Voltage

Ok, I'm gonna ask a stupid question, what is the QSD, and the QOS? Is this referring to the glow plug controller?
by HITDOGG
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Glow Plug Voltage
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Glow Plug Voltage

I'll let him know that. Thanks for all the help.
by HITDOGG
Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Glow Plug Voltage
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Glow Plug Voltage

I'll go back to the beginning. On cold days last Nov/Dec, my little truck wouldn't start. Took it to a mechanic, and he wasn't getting any voltage to the glow plugs. Some troubleshooting, and a few months later, after replacing the glow plug control module, he tells me that now he is getting a littl...
by HITDOGG
Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Glow Plug Voltage
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Glow Plug Voltage

I don't mean to keep asking questions. But to say that when cold the factory glow plugs are a dead short, means to me that there is zero resistance on the glow plugs. Even if I go with the Thermo King plugs, I know I should at least fuse the hot wire.
by HITDOGG
Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Glow Plug Voltage
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Glow Plug Voltage

mike71800b wrote:Pretty much a dead short when cold. You're not going to get this done with a solid state device.
Call a thermo king parts house and get the 12v plugs for a c240 refrigeration unit.


I got ya, thanks! I'll do some research?
by HITDOGG
Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Glow Plug Voltage
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Glow Plug Voltage

That black box will make for a nice fuse. Its rated at 3 amps... If you must go that route get some 12v glow plugs and an external starter solenoid for the current to run through. Oh I kinda figured that it wouldn't be enough amperage. I hadn't looked but I thought I would be able to find one that ...
by HITDOGG
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Glow Plug Voltage
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Glow Plug Voltage

Hey guys, after doing some reading on this forum, from what I can tell, the factory glow plug controller steps down 12vdc to 5vdc. So supply voltage to the glow plugs is 5vdc. Ok knowing that constant voltage to the plugs would eventually burn them up, what do you guys think about this set up. 12vdc...
by HITDOGG
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Cold Starting
Replies: 23
Views: 2397

Follow up question

Hey guys, it's been a few since my last post. I just wanna make sure and ask one more time. What is the voltage from the glow plug controller? I read 5 volts in a previous reply, just wanting to confirm that.
by HITDOGG
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Cold Starting
Replies: 23
Views: 2397

Re: Cold Starting

Thanks guys. I really appreciate the info you guys are giving!

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