Hi good folks!
I am sorry, but I don't know a single word of Italian (thank you Babelfish!), so this goes in English:
We've had temperatures in excess of -20 Celsius and the Iveco-powered (2,5TD Sofim?) '87 Magnum has been nothing but troublesome.
The engine has gotten harder and harder to start, even now as the weather has started to become warmer (-5C). The battery measures 12,4 volt which should be plenty, but even with a freshly-charged battery that has 12,7V the thing won't start up. It's not until you jump-charge it with a running car charging in excess of 14 volts, that the thing sputters itself to life.
The glove lamps seem to act normally and goes out after about 10 seconds, ten more seconds later and the click from the glowing relay can be heard. It doesn't seem to matter if glowing many times, or not glowing at all.
My immediate thought was obviously glove plugs, but I was told by the previous owner that they were recently changed. But the funny thing is, I CAN'T FIND THE DAMN THINGS! They are nowhere to be seen on any side of the cylinder head. By tracing the thick wire from the relay, I only found what kind of looks like a temperature sender located in the turbo air-outlet before the inlet manifold.
Any thoughts? Suggestions? These things doesn't have glove plugs?