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Glow plugs shutting off early?
I tried to search this out, but I can’t seem to find an answer.
I'm having what I believe to be stiction, the truck knocks a little for a few seconds on a cold start up, and blows some grey smoke till the temperature starts to rise.
My usual start up procedure is to wait a few seconds after start up, then turn on the high idle. I was watching my volt meter after starting it up, and 3 times in the last few weeks I noticed that the volts are jumping up very quickly, as opposed to creeping up until the glow plugs shut off.
I’m wondering if I have a glow plug issue contributing to the stiction.
Has anyone else experienced something like this with their glow plugs? What do I need to do to perform a buzz test, and will that only show a problem with a particular plug?
It’ a 2005 F350 4x4 6 speed with the egr deleted and arp studs. I have a Banks pda and I’m not throwing any codes, the batteries are 8 months old and I trickle charge them every day. I had my ficm repaired by ficmrepair.com 8 months ago, I updated the fuel pressure spring and replaced the fuel filters in May. I am running rotilla 10w 30, I have the stock oil filter with stock cap and change the oil no more than 5000 kilometers (usually a 4000 kms). The temperature of the engine overnight before starting is anywhere from 32 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit.