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Old 06-18-2018, 12:52 AM   #21
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I normally hold stop, count to 20, then press start. Gen fires right up every time. I also put SeaFoam in the tank during the storage season.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:05 AM   #22
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Chance...correct! Just as in the GMC HD...wait to start. Fuel pump builds pressure, pre-ignition heaters go on...bang, start up. There are no "prime" lights. That light must be specific to the gas generators.

My diesel generator start toggle on the dash of my Freightliner chassis has a green light in the "stop" or "prime" position. Service tech thought is was more glow plug than prime, and during a cold start he once had to hold it for about 60 seconds before starting. It did start within a few seconds (turned over 8-10 times and fired up). That light then remains on while the generator is running. Even though the generator is in the very front of the rig, basically under the front of the cab, it is hard to hear if there are fans and AC on inside the rig, so the light is handy to see if the generator is running or is off.
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:53 PM   #23
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I normally hold stop, count to 20, then press start. Gen fires right up every time. I also put SeaFoam in the tank during the storage season.
I finally broke down, and tried SuperD's method:
It works perfectly!


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Old 06-18-2018, 01:33 PM   #24
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I finally broke down, and tried SuperD's method:
It works perfectly!
Happy it worked for you!!!
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I start getting impatient, at about 8 or 9...

But you were right!
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:00 PM   #26
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I start getting impatient, at about 8 or 9...

But you were right!
Again, happy to help, but my wife would disagree with you about me being right about anything!
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:28 PM   #27
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Agree with her....

Even though we know differently!
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