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Date registered: Jun 2008
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I adjusted the valves a couple thousand miles ago. I pulled the cover and double checked, still right on. Yea, I know starting fluid is terrible to use. I only used a tiny tiny squirt and no glow plugs to be as safe as possible. I do not believe it ever burned, I would have heard it.
There is a weak biodiesel blend in the tank now, should be about 10%.
I have never been able to start the car below about 34 degrees (much less 20!) without plugging it in. It would always just make a little swoosh sound as each cylinder fired, never would burn well enough to start.
The glow plugs are newer pencil style, only a few months old. I pulled them and tested. All glow nice and hot and little resistance.