Thanks John and Kevin. This is quite the adventure. I have never owned a BIG truck and feel very mistressful in it.
My friends are about to fall over. Here is the committed environmentalist driving a diesel.
Oh well, there comes a time when one has to try out what one has always dreamed of. The first obstacle was just getting into the truck.
I am of the short legged gender and it was quite the struggle, but I made it. (No step yet) Getting out is a leap of faith as well. I sorta slide off the seat with my legs extended and hope I make a safe landing.
Diesel is an entirely new experience, but I figure everyone learned about it at some time. You fellas just act as if you know from birth about such things because it is culturally expected.
The former owner of the Truck, he calls it the Black Beast and I call it Black Beauty, has been incredibly patient and is teaching me all about glow plugs and block heaters and the right kind of filters and what I can do myself and what I will probably want someone else to do unless I enjoy bathing in diesel and on and on. Black Beauty is an 86 F-250 4x4 supercab. Thanks again. I will try for a local contact who has experience with the local dealer. There is one on I-5 in Fife (About half-way between Seattle and Tacoma).