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      02-11-2019, 09:04 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by mikeoz View Post
ok may be not a whole 5 mins but sure felt like it in an old 190D Merc...
Know what you mean. Some of the old diesels were certainly 10 seconds or more to get sufficient glow plug heating.

Some of the old BMC diesels would then take another 10 seconds (or more) of cranking, to fire up, with a big plume of blue smoke.

Thank goodness we don't have CAV DPA fuel injection pumps these days.
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