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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Springfield, VA
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'03 6.0 is developing a random no-start problem
So this evening was the third time in a month or two that my truck has not started on the first try. Turn the key on, wait for the glow plug light to go out, turn the key to start, and it just cranks. I turn the key off, back on, and it starts right up like it normally does.
Seems to me to be some sort of electrical gremlin. I hear the fuel pump running (which was replaced by the previous owner 50,000 miles ago). I also noticed that it pumps out some white smoke (unburned diesel) during this no-start bit, so I believe it's injecting fuel.
I'm hoping that it's not planning on leaving me hanging somewhere inconvenient... gotta scan it for codes tomorrow.
1991 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6TD ECOdiesel -- 423,000 miles
2003 Ford F-350 6.0 -- 131,000 miles
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL -- 307,500 miles
2000 Volkswagen New Beetle TDI (RIP)
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 Turbo (sold)
6.0 no-start | 6.0 turbo reconditioning | Test your coolant!