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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-24-2018, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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Annoying to cold start

I have a 2001 Chevy Express 3500LS with the 6.5 and 174K miles. I have a heck of a time starting this beastie when it is below 30F. Sometimes it will fire on the 3rd or 4th time but mostly I give up till the outside temp comes up then it is peachy first try. Summer usage here in Michigan has been no problem. I just replaced both batteries because of an age issue but it is still a PITA on a cold morning.

Any insights here? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

2001 Chevy Express 3500 LS
Turbo Diesel
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-03-2019, 07:57 AM
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you need glow plugs...

2006 Express 6.6,3" DP MBRP 4" with muff,homemade intake,Bully Dog G/T
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