Just an update that I thought would be helpful to anyone out there who is new to the diesel scene. My cold starting technique was aquired from "The Diesel Page". After glowing for about 10 seconds I would turn the engine over with the gas pedal at half throttle. The engine would turn from 2-15 seconds before starting. Sometimes I would have to wait for the starter to cool before I could try again. I have burned up 3 starter selonoids, one battery cable and 1 starter in various attempts. A little while ago I asked a bunch of questions about updating my starter. I figured this was my weakest link. I had upgraded my battery, glowplugs, battery cables and replaced the mechanical with an electric fuel pump. I have found that if I turn the engine over (after a full glow) WITHOUT TOUCHING THE GAS PEDAL that my blazer starts almost instantly every time. I'm hoping that when the really cold weather comes it will still work. I may still need to get the gear reduction starter to crank at 10 below zero. I'm not slamming "The Diesel Page", it's a great resource. I just wanted to share my experience and hopefully save someone a couple trips to the parts store because they melted their battery cables and cooked the selonoid.