[Vwdiesel] Eastern European Starting Fluid?
Michael.Smith at rvh.nb.ca
Tue Feb 15 08:25:05 EST 2005
What about unburnt carbon/paper pieces going into the engine...??...this
can't be good?
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> Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 9:25 AM
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> Subject: [Vwdiesel] Eastern European Starting Fluid?
> A missionary I met told me what he saw in Poland
> when his host started his diesel one very cold morning. The
> guy removed the cover from the air cleaner. There was no air
> filter. He took crumpled paper and built a small fire in
> the air cleaner, slapped the cover back on and his diesel
> fired right up. No details on what kind of a diesel it was.
> This would not work too well with a VW diesel, but
> would a propane torch warming up the air going into the
> air cleaner work in an emergency? Hopefully one would have
> a fire extinguisher handy? MAPP gas would probably be
> too hot.
> My son's Dodge Cummings had an electric heating element
> in the air intake that did the same job, and his engine
> started fine in very cold weather.
> My two cents for today!
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