Cummins ISX 15L

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by pat hughey, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. pat hughey

    pat hughey Bobtail Member

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    Hi guys. just purchased a 2016 International pro star from an auction. its a little dusty but runs well. can anyone help me figure this out? what goes in that empty space to the left of the filter? looks like a bolt on bracket and clamp was holding it in place. thanks cummins.jpg
     
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  3. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    Looks like someone was using ether to start it??
     
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  4. AModelCat

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    Yup. Ether canister is what it looks like. Hope they weren't using it when not needed or that engine might not like starting in the cold.

    @Heavyd was this a factory option for Navistar or aftermarket?
     
  5. spsauerland

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    Back in the old days that's how they passed each other...
     
  6. Heavyd

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    Yes, this is actually factory installed. Not sure about standard or optional, but most trucks do have them. 99% of customers never use them, never even install an ether bottle on them. I just laugh every time I see this, empty and completely dirty, rusted and now useless. I'm not even sure how they work, there are no switches or buttons for them. I also can't even remember the last time I installed a bottle. Probably more than 15 years!!!
     
  7. AModelCat

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    Interesting. The only truck I ever saw an ether canister on was an early 80's Western Star.

    I know Caterpillar uses ether start aids on their heavy equipment. They are all controlled by the ECM, so its only actually sprayed into the manifold under certain conditions.
     
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