Anyone Install Their Own Remote Start On A Diesel Vehicle?

Heisenberg

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It shouldn't be any different than putting it on a gasoline-engined vehicle I wouldn't think. Aren't modern diesels just turn-the-key-and-go now?
 

Codewiz

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Originally posted by: Heisenberg
It shouldn't be any different than putting it on a gasoline-engined vehicle I wouldn't think. Aren't modern diesels just turn-the-key-and-go now?

Most still have glow plugs and have a "diesel wait". I would imagine all you would need to do is somehow have a 5 second delay prior to turning the engine over.
 

Evadman

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Originally posted by: Heisenberg
It shouldn't be any different than putting it on a gasoline-engined vehicle I wouldn't think. Aren't modern diesels just turn-the-key-and-go now?

technicly it should be turn the key, wait 10 seconds or so, then start. Depends on the vehicle. But ya, it should not be substantialy different than a gasoline engine.
 

olds

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I have glow plugs.
The delay is built in but it seems like more wiring for the glow plugs and turbo timer.
 

Heisenberg

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Originally posted by: oldsmoboat
I have glow plugs.
The delay is built in but it seems like more wiring for the glow plugs and turbo timer.
So when you turn the key it automatically delays and then turns the engine over? Or do you have to manually wait and then turn the key?
 

olds

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Originally posted by: Heisenberg
Originally posted by: oldsmoboat
I have glow plugs.
The delay is built in but it seems like more wiring for the glow plugs and turbo timer.
So when you turn the key it automatically delays and then turns the engine over? Or do you have to manually wait and then turn the key?

Manually wait.
 

Heisenberg

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Originally posted by: oldsmoboat
Originally posted by: Heisenberg
Originally posted by: oldsmoboat
I have glow plugs.
The delay is built in but it seems like more wiring for the glow plugs and turbo timer.
So when you turn the key it automatically delays and then turns the engine over? Or do you have to manually wait and then turn the key?

Manually wait.
Well a quick search shows diesel-compatible systems out there, so as long as you get one of those you should be good.