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Auto-Start System For Diesel Engines
"It's the first fully automatic injection system for cold-starting diesel engines," says Jerry Peterson, St. Paul, Minn., sales representative for KBI, a new auto-start system that automatically injects an 85% ether starting fluid mixture into diesel engines when engine temperature drops below 40?.
The Dieselmatic consists of a 21 oz. canister of starting fluid, a temperature sensor, wiring to the starter, and a vaporizing valve that vaporizes the starting fluid before injecting it into the engine.
If the engine temperature is below 40? as the key is turned, a precisely controlled amount of starting fluid is injected into the intake manifold. The system is wired directly to the cranking motor terminal which assures that fluid will only be supplied to the engine if the cranking motor has been activated. A newly patented solenoid activated valve on the starting fluid canister instantly opens to inject fluid to the engine and then keeps flowing for several seconds after the engine has started to prevent faltering of the cold engine.
"Other add-on starting assist systems have been developed but this is the first that works independently of the operator and only comes on when it's needed," says Peterson.
The Dieselmatic system can be used on most any diesel engine tractor, truck or car not fitted with a glow plug. It recently became standard equipment on Kenworth over-the-road trucks, according to Peterson.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, J.W. Peterson, NDE Sales, 2800 Fairview Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 55113 (ph 612 633-4864).

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