EPIC Best near fail cold start Detroit Diesel smoke show MCI MC9 bus

*READ This is the first video with my new Samsung F40 Camcorder. My batteries are almost 4 years old, they are tired and my fuel is exceptionally old as well. I haven't added diesel in over 2 years now. I finally had to put some jumper cables on it. I think an 8V71 starts better. It was 26 F during the night during the vid it had warmed up a lil to around 50F. Keep in mind all the fluids/hidden metal are 30-40 F. I have another cold start vid from last year. This year, I had to grab my car to jump the bus off after the first attempt failed. I assume engine rotation speed by the starter affects start up. Even with additives, the diesel is just old. I put 67 gallons in I believe two years ago which filled it to the top, there's about 179 gallons, 95% usable I believe.

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