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Only time I use a starting aid is on my 3406 Caterpillar if I don't plug it in because it's 100% compression start, no glo plugs or intake manifold pre heater and my 4 stroke small engines once in a great while and just a whiff. I've found that WD40 works just as well as either and WD has some lubricating properties as well. Ether don't.

Using either on any starting aid equipped diesel is asking for internal engine damage like broken rings or bent connecting rods.

Problem with older diesel tractors is, most of them seem to be sold with no owners manual included. Like the owners manual has mysteriously vanished.
 

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All well and good if you have electricity in your storage area. My barn don't have power so it's always a cold start followed by a 15 minute idle warm up. Never been an issue with me in the last 15 years.
 
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