OK, now let's have some fun. Your engine I think is a 6.354 or close. How do I know this (as I am too lazy to look it up). My Bombardier SW48 has a Perkins 4.236. 4 cylinders and a 236in displacement. So let's look at my example.
See the middle of the photo
A close up
Let me tell you how mine will work. There is no time for preglow, no lights, nothing. It consists of a coil of resistance wire that heats up and opens a thermostatic valve, allowing fuel to drip on the coil and ignite. If I remember correctly, we would turn the key to the preheat position, and wait for a "puff" sound from the intake before turning to start. I have yet to play with it.... English Magic .... but it beats the EPA by a long shot. This is mine and probably yours too .. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Perkins-Diesel- ... SwEeFU9lGJ
The puff gets blown into the engine. This is the only way to start your engine in the depth of winter if you live near Santas house. It was a MF option but it is essential for N Maine. We both have Perkins from about the same era. Now your obviously a savvy guy and I hope I have not insulted you. Let me know how you are doing. When you are clearing 10' of snow away with your rig, I demand pitchers. Life is nothing without pitchers, as it just did not happen (board rules). Here is a photo of Freddys drivehttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/_SqhhJb_P3Kk/T ... snow+2.bmp
As CN has said before, "Knowledge is power and now you know".