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#1 hammerdwn20 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 19, 2011 - 02:00 PM



This is a thermostart system usually found on Perkins and Ford diesels. Definitely a worthwhile upgrade if your going to run the machine in the winter. the thermostart ran about 20$ and about 8$ in brass T and hose barbs. i had the relay and wiring in stock.
Watch out winter!

Ill add some pictures later.
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Posted November 19, 2011 - 04:25 PM

Nice addition! I had never seen one for a small diesel before.

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Posted November 19, 2011 - 04:35 PM

thanks Doug

heres a few pictures
bolens wisconsin diesel thermostart 001.jpg

bolens wisconsin diesel thermostart 002.jpg
bolens wisconsin diesel thermostart 003.jpg
bolens wisconsin diesel thermostart 004.jpg

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Posted November 19, 2011 - 04:39 PM

That is a real beast to get started in the cold. I'm spoiled with my Yanmar with glow plugs. It lights right up even in the coldest weather here. I do treat my fuel though. They tell me at the JD dealer that that is very important. I'm not sure how true that is but I've had no trouble the last 3 years while using treated fuel.
A retired army friend of mine spent his career in tanks. He tells me that in the old days when it was really cold they used to light a small fire under the engine to warm it up before attempting to start them. Your solution is much more practical for a GT.

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Posted November 19, 2011 - 05:25 PM

Can you explain how it works ? Al

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Posted November 19, 2011 - 06:43 PM

Can you explain how it works ? Al


Al, Think of it as a cigarette lighter. the element heats up when electricity is applied to it. the heat then opens a valve which allows diesel fuel drip onto the element producing a small flame. The heat and vapors produced by the thermostart helps the engine start.
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Posted November 19, 2011 - 07:02 PM

Thanks for the explanation . Never saw anything like that , Al

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 05:44 AM

Thanks for the video.

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 10:10 AM

Our old Massey Super 90 farm tractor uses the same type system & works really well. When the spurt of diesel ignite, you can hear a "faloomp"sound. On the Massey it's OE, and to energize the igniter you turn the key to the left, then when time, turn the key to right to crank.




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