STARTING LX 2610

Orange man hero

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LX2610HSD
Mar 12, 2021
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Wasilla, Alaska
Mine is pretty new 35 hours. It has been around 45-55 degrees. I do the glow plug for about 10 seconds and it won't quite start. After the firing of the cylinders and the heat that creates, it usually will start, many times on the 3rd try after waiting each time for the heat from the firing to heat up the cylinders. IS this common at such temps? Do I just need to do the glow plugs longer?
 

FarmerJohn

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LX2610SUHSD
Jan 25, 2021
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I’ve started mine (SU) in colder temps with less or no glow plug without issue. Seems like something is amiss.
 
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Njtool

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You could have burned out the glow plugs. I believe even the manual says to heat them for 3 seconds if the temp is above freezing, and 5 seconds if it’s below freezing
 
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je1279

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You shouldn't need the glow plugs for more than 2-3 seconds at those temps. I would call the dealer and notify them of the situation. How long are you cranking it for, what are your night time lows and are you using an anti-gel in your fuel?
 
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Orange man hero

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LX2610HSD
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You shouldn't need the glow plugs for more than 2-3 seconds at those temps. I would call the dealer and notify them of the situation. How long are you cranking it for, what are your night time lows and are you using an anti-gel in your fuel?
Not using anti-gel...when it was colder like 20/30 f I used the block heater and it started pronto...
 

Orange man hero

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Mar 12, 2021
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Wasilla, Alaska
You shouldn't need the glow plugs for more than 2-3 seconds at those temps. I would call the dealer and notify them of the situation. How long are you cranking it for, what are your night time lows and are you using an anti-gel in your fuel?
I don't crank it but for the few seconds it does not light off.
 

Freeheeler

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Mine starts with just a bump of the key, no glow plug use unless it's 32 or less. I would assume there is something not quite right with yours. I would visually check the fuel and filters, and make sure the battery is fully charged. Good luck, hope it's something simple to fix.
 
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Njtool

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Lx2610 Cab
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Same here. I lite the glow plugs for 1-2 seconds and she usually fires up on the first compression stroke
 
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nbryan

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Mine is pretty new 35 hours. It has been around 45-55 degrees. I do the glow plug for about 10 seconds and it won't quite start. After the firing of the cylinders and the heat that creates, it usually will start, many times on the 3rd try after waiting each time for the heat from the firing to heat up the cylinders. IS this common at such temps? Do I just need to do the glow plugs longer?
Do you bump up the throttle a bit before starting?
I set my idle before shutting down to between 1250-1300 rpm where it is set when I start it up again.
And 5 seconds is glow is plenty in above freezing temps.
 

Orange man hero

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Do you bump up the throttle a bit before starting?
I set my idle before shutting down to between 1250-1300 rpm where it is set when I start it up again.
And 5 seconds is glow is plenty in above freezing temps.
No , mine is set at lowest idle and I bet you are right. Thanks
 

sardillim

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b2650
Nov 24, 2019
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Mine is pretty new 35 hours. It has been around 45-55 degrees. I do the glow plug for about 10 seconds and it won't quite start. After the firing of the cylinders and the heat that creates, it usually will start, many times on the 3rd try after waiting each time for the heat from the firing to heat up the cylinders. IS this common at such temps? Do I just need to do the glow plugs longer?
I have a LX3310 Mine was also a little stubborn starting when cold. try holding the key until the glow plug light turns off on its own. My machine has about 45 hrs on it and it seems to cold start faster now vs when it was new
 

B2710

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I have a LX3310 Mine was also a little stubborn starting when cold. try holding the key until the glow plug light turns off on its own. My machine has about 45 hrs on it and it seems to cold start faster now vs when it was new
LX3310 have auto preheat, I am positive the LX2610 does not, you have to time it by holding the key the appropriate time.
 

troverman

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Something sounds off. My last tractor without auto preheat was a 2019 L2501, which had the 1.7L direct-injected (mechanical) 3-cylinder engine. I live in a cold environment and it was one of the best starting tractors I had. The LX2610 should start very quickly. I'd make a video, then get the dealer involved.