Cold Weather Starting Problems 740545

A discussion of the cold weather starting problems confronting the fleet operator, this paper focuses on the importance of establishing proper vehicle specifications for the intended operating environment. Difficulties such as choosing performance level, knowing and describing operating conditions, determining durability level, and approving installation are covered. Also included is an examination of some starting aids for both gasoline and diesel engines such as the proper motor oil, starting technique, and the addition of starting ether. The importance of an efficient follow-up maintenance program once specifications have been established is stressed.


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