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Massachusetts Weather

Discussion in 'Weather' started by ADMSWELDING, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Got tired of the tread with all NE weather.So starting this one for just us mass guys.No disrespect intended toward anyone.Just want one a little more focused on our area.So what this next one looking like?Start time,amounts alot of conflicting info imo.
     
  2. Avalanche 2500

    Avalanche 2500 Member
    Messages: 73

    No Snow!!!

    Sorry Adams W. no white stuff here coming soon, just 15 degree and
    f-inn!! cold w\ winds up to -30degrees. Tues. 53 ,rain so:drinkup:
     
  3. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Yup -9 this morning had to shot ether in 99 F-350 PSD this morning to get to start up.Now rain coming tuesday this BS!!!!.Want to plow snow could use the $$$$:angry:
     
  4. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,594

    Ether is no good for that motor. Gonna grenade it
     
  5. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Yeah if your a idiot and load it up.My farther ran/owned his own auto shop 35yrs.I was in there when i was 10yrs old everyday after school and all day in the summer.I,m not that IDIOT!!
     
  6. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,594

    Ok, you're not an idiot. Got it. Some people don't know not to use ether on a diesel.
     
  7. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    You can use ether on a diesel just can,t get carried away with it.Without it i highly doubt this truck would have started this morning.Unless i,m gonna tarp it in setup a torpedo heater wait and hr then try to get it running.One quick shot in the air intake and it fired right off.Now if the engine has a air intake heater you could cause a explosion.Have been on a site with a Cat330 few winters ago.Blew the guy right off the machine.
     
  8. nighthawk117

    nighthawk117 Senior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 165

    Ran an old Case W18 with a cold start assist factory option installed. A pressurized cylinder of ether plumbed directly to the air intake with a push button switch in the cab.:drinkup:
     
  9. Masssnowfighter

    Masssnowfighter Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 203

    All of my old diesel loaders have factory installed ether assist buttons also, all they need is tiny little snort
     
  10. mwalsh9152

    mwalsh9152 Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    sounds like its time for some new glow plugs Billy! I have never had an issue firing off my 7.3 unplugged. I've started it as low as 2-3 degrees.
     
  11. Evil Diesel

    Evil Diesel Senior Member
    from Sharon
    Messages: 201

    My 85 F800 diesel has the factory cold start ether button as well
     
  12. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    I tested the glow plugs with a snap on modius about about 3 months said all where fine.Remember buddy wind chill was -30 other night.But i will test them again when i get a chance this week.Replaced my GP relay about month and half ago again did one also few yrs ago IIRC.
     
  13. mwalsh9152

    mwalsh9152 Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    Wind chill doesnt effect inanimate objects, all it does is bring an object down to ambient temperature faster. My GP relay and GP's are new, and it will start with one cycle of the key every time. Might be a good idea to ohm them, instead of going by the computer, you shouldnt have a problem starting that truck.

    If you do replace them, make sure you use OEM replacements!
     
  14. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    I think it,s fair to say were finished, this winter is a bust.
     
  15. scaypa

    scaypa Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Maybe a little something Friday
     
  16. Avalanche 2500

    Avalanche 2500 Member
    Messages: 73

    I, hate to agree, but wed. could hit 70 degrees here. Don't forget this is
    N.E. !!! Remember years ago on EASTER SUNDAY , we had like
    2 feet of snow??? What year was that?? maybe between 1974 -1980?
    Something to think about. Hope all is well+:drinkup::drinkup:
     
  17. Evil Diesel

    Evil Diesel Senior Member
    from Sharon
    Messages: 201

    97 we had an April fools storm that dropped almost 2'. But no two seasons r alike. But I don't think we'll see anything more this season. Pack it in!
     
  18. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    I,d say stick a fork in it this winter is done.:eek:
     
  19. Evil Diesel

    Evil Diesel Senior Member
    from Sharon
    Messages: 201

    Really. It took u this long to figure that out. Get the spring- summer equipment out.
     
  20. AC2717

    AC2717 Senior Member
    Messages: 669

    what's on tap for this Sunday into Monday