Engine cold start option

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xtreem3d

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guys forgot a question..in the brochure new holland list an "engine cold start" option (it's not a block heater) what is it and how does it work? it also sort of boasts about sure starts down to 10 degrees F w/ cold start aids.... that doesn't seem very impressive to me, steve
 

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I remember my manual showed this too, i believe it uses a can of ether to give the engine a snort to aid in cold starting. Honestly, if its that cold i would stick with a block heater and suitable oil. Give the machine a good glow and you will be fine. It will take some of the stress off the engine if you use a block heater too, as it warms the steel up more evenly than just firing the engine up.
 
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I remember my manual showed this too, i believe it uses a can of ether to give the engine a snort to aid in cold starting. Honestly, if its that cold i would stick with a block heater and suitable oil. Give the machine a good glow and you will be fine. It will take some of the stress off the engine if you use a block heater too, as it warms the steel up more evenly than just firing the engine up.
thanks...unfortunately it's in a place w/ no electric
 

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Maybe you could use one of those little 1000watt generator to warm it up. Just a thought. Good luck Brent.
There not cheap but are a great product.
Webasto or Espar diesel fired coolant heaters. @ 1500 cdn www.espar.com

Hook to your battery, then the timer fires the heater up for when you set it, Burns about 1/2 a litre of fuel per hour and puts out 20000 btu. Would warm you skid engine to 150 degrees in 30 to 40 mins imo.
We use them on 200 to 400 hp engines and the 2 hour max run time is plenty.
There made to mount on the machine but I have one is a metal tool box that I hook to variuos machines. Clips on the battery, quick couplers on the coolant hose. Has its own 3 litre fuel tank. Set the timer and walk away.
Gen set is good if you have more time,
0w30 engine oil is a must. It does wonders without any other help. Probably start at 0f or even -10 f if its a good starting engine.
Of course your battery need to be right up to snuff also.
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There not cheap but are a great product.
Webasto or Espar diesel fired coolant heaters. @ 1500 cdn www.espar.com

Hook to your battery, then the timer fires the heater up for when you set it, Burns about 1/2 a litre of fuel per hour and puts out 20000 btu. Would warm you skid engine to 150 degrees in 30 to 40 mins imo.
We use them on 200 to 400 hp engines and the 2 hour max run time is plenty.
There made to mount on the machine but I have one is a metal tool box that I hook to variuos machines. Clips on the battery, quick couplers on the coolant hose. Has its own 3 litre fuel tank. Set the timer and walk away.
Gen set is good if you have more time,
0w30 engine oil is a must. It does wonders without any other help. Probably start at 0f or even -10 f if its a good starting engine.
Of course your battery need to be right up to snuff also.
Ken
thanks for the link ken, i bookmarked it.....it's not that the machine hasn't started just that i didn't think starting at 10 degrees was impressive...i have a third NH question that believe it or not the dealer hasn't given me a good answer....when i turn the key and allow the glow plugs to heat, how do the newer machines count down? a friend has one that is 4 years old and it has a digital counter, this one is newer and i can't get a display. 2 red lights which looked like filliments blinked about every second so i thought maybe that was it, dealer doesn't know ( i know ...how could they not know!!) am i able to cycle through the touch pad and get the glow count down? L185B
 

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thanks for the link ken, i bookmarked it.....it's not that the machine hasn't started just that i didn't think starting at 10 degrees was impressive...i have a third NH question that believe it or not the dealer hasn't given me a good answer....when i turn the key and allow the glow plugs to heat, how do the newer machines count down? a friend has one that is 4 years old and it has a digital counter, this one is newer and i can't get a display. 2 red lights which looked like filliments blinked about every second so i thought maybe that was it, dealer doesn't know ( i know ...how could they not know!!) am i able to cycle through the touch pad and get the glow count down? L185B
Their web sites arent to great either. you should be able to get all specs and options on any model. I put one of those 30 dollar coolant heaters in a freeze plug. It keep the whole top of the block and head nice and warm. the pan feels pretty cold. It Fires it right up. ive only had temp down to 15 F. so far this winter. Mike
 

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