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Took a gamble and lost? Onan 6.0DJE


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1 to 3 starts it. 1 to 2 stops it. H is not used unless you have the heater option.
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Are the intake heater and glow plugs automatically engaged then?
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Not without the preheat option. But there should be a preheat switch on the control panel.
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There is a pre-heat switch that also connects to terminal (H) on the control board. I can set the pre-heat time on the AGS, thanks for the help. I will wire it up and test it tonight, curious how it will start in the cold.
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Joe, my mdjb starts in cold(above 30 degf) with 30 seconds of pre heating below that I cycle the pre heat for 60 seconds.

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If I'm understanding the operator's manual correctly (see attached image), you can remotely wire a run/start/stop switch & preheat switch to that terminal strip.
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Don't forget those diesels need a "big fookin battery " especially on the cold days when you need the glow plugs to cycle longer. Some had a glow plug in the intake to warm the incoming air also. When engaged you can feel the intake manifold warm up. Make sure your battery charging circuit is working well. I think you can adjust the charging rate on those. It is awesome that you got it freed up and running, well worth the effort. And a great learning experience.
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I'm thinking the same thing. My AGS has a Glow/Stop mode that from what a can figure uses the same relay to perform both the preheat and stop function by combining #2 and H together at the AGS. In theory it makes sense, other than when the AGS stops the generator it will activate the glow plugs during shutdown.

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Don't forget those diesels need a "big fookin battery " especially on the cold days when you need the glow plugs to cycle longer. Some had a glow plug in the intake to warm the incoming air also. When engaged you can feel the intake manifold warm up. Make sure your battery charging circuit is working well. I think you can adjust the charging rate on those. It is awesome that you got it freed up and running, well worth the effort. And a great learning experience.
I've just replaced my truck batteries and kept one of the cores for the generator. I am thinking I will need to replace it before the big cold sets in and also plan on adding a Solar battery maintainer as an extra layer of battery protection.
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