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Old 11-15-2015, 12:10 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cts_casemod View Post
You're talking about a different thing. Glow plugs inside the engine heat the combustion changer before the engine is cracked to first warm up the combistion chanber enough for the diesel to burn on startup. Some models leave them on for a few seconds to help combustion while the engine is cold, which is fine.

This is completely different from a glowplug used to heat up the coolant, which might stay on for a couple of minutes.

The intake ones are yet a different system. I remember them in very ancient direct injection Japanese systems. They're not as efficient, but a direct injection engine can start unaided at much lower temperatures. I can't recall any modern engine with them.
Multi KW high voltage coolant heaters, two plain block heaters, glow plugs, intake heaters. I have them all.
OEM configuration had glow plugs and a single block heater. Insufficient for my hatred of winter.
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
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