Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    116
    Location
    Maryland
    Tractor
    Kubota BX24TLB

    Default Glow Plug Light

    I was under the impression from this message board that when the key on a BX24 is turned to the pre-start position that the glow plug light would stay on for only a few seconds (depending on ambient temperature) and then go out, indicating that the engine could be started.

    The light on my new BX24, however, behaves differently - it stays on as long as the key is in the pre-start position.

    I asked the salesman that sold me the tractor and he tells me that on older model tractors (BX series only??) that the light did go out after a few seconds, but on the BX24 it stays on as long as the key is in that position.

    Anyone have any comments/input on this?

    Jeff

  2. #2
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    706
    Location
    West Michigan
    Tractor
    B3030

    Default Re: Glow Plug Light

    My B3030 is that way, too. The light only stays on when the key is in the pre-start position. The light indicates that the glow plugs are hot. Depending on the weather, I usually hold the key in the pre-start position from 3 to 7 seconds before starting when cold. When warm, I just turn the key to start.

  3. #3
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    116
    Location
    Maryland
    Tractor
    Kubota BX24TLB

    Default Re: Glow Plug Light

    Quote Originally Posted by Toolguy
    My B3030 is that way, too. The light only stays on when the key is in the pre-start position. The light indicates that the glow plugs are hot. Depending on the weather, I usually hold the key in the pre-start position from 3 to 7 seconds before starting when cold. When warm, I just turn the key to start.
    Thanks. Jeff

  4. #4
    Veteran Member Volfandt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,879
    Location
    TN
    Tractor
    2004 Kubota BX23, 1966 WheelHorse 856

    Default Re: Glow Plug Light

    I asked the salesman that sold me the tractor and he tells me that on older model tractors (BX series only??) that the light did go out after a few seconds, but on the BX24 it stays on as long as the key is in that position.
    The salesman is mistaken. I have an 04 BX23 and the glowplug light will stay on (and the glow plugs will heat up) for as long as you hold the key in the glow plug position.
    I've never needed more than 2 secs on the hottest days of summer or 8 secs on the coldest day in winter.
    Be careful how long you have them on. They not only will eventually burn out if left on for too long but they are also a drain on the battery.
    I wouldn't go over 10 sec's at a time and do it several times to get it to start when cold.
    BX23 w/60" MMM & thumb.
    1966 Wheelhorse 856, Gear drive.
    1966 Wheelhorse 876, HST drive.
    w/50"sickle mower, 36" RDM, snow/grader plow, Alternator welder.

  5. #5
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    116
    Location
    Maryland
    Tractor
    Kubota BX24TLB

    Default Re: Glow Plug Light

    Quote Originally Posted by Volfandt
    The salesman is mistaken. I have an 04 BX23 and the glowplug light will stay on (and the glow plugs will heat up) for as long as you hold the key in the glow plug position.
    I've never needed more than 2 secs on the hottest days of summer or 8 secs on the coldest day in winter.
    Be careful how long you have them on. They not only will eventually burn out if left on for too long but they are also a drain on the battery.
    I wouldn't go over 10 sec's at a time and do it several times to get it to start when cold.
    Good to know...thanks. Jeff

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.