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Long crank no start, need help please
So first off I know theres a million threads with this issue, and I've pretty much read through them all. Only problem is nothing seems to answer my questions and problems specifically.
You can see the upgrades i have done in my signature, and just 2 weeks ago I had the oil cooler, IPR and turbo drain tube replaced. Along with Rotella oil and filters from motorcraft. Also while there that mechanic gave me the news that nobody wants to hear, my head gaskets are leaking.
Now the problem is, The past few months I have noticed a longer crank time then usual when not at operating temperature. Like a good 5-8 seconds. Once it fires its good to go. One day about 3 months ago i woke up, and it wouldnt crank at all. Had the starter replaced and it worked again. But still with long crank times when cold. I asked that mechanic about the long crank time and he said thats normal. (clearly I knew it wasnt but whatever) So i let it be.
So here I am this morning, I go to start the truck and it starts cranking. I decided I wasnt gonna let it crank as long because im sure its not good for the truck. Shut the key off turn it back on, wait a few seconds and now it wont crank at all. So had it towed to another mechanic who is pretty certain it is the starter.
Also while having the long cranks i notice that the ICP takes a little while to build to at least 500psi.
So now my question is do I have some sort of HPO leak? Thats what Ive been thinking but not 100% sure from where. And if so, would the stress of the long cranks wear out my starter that quick?
Sorry for such a long post, just this truck is killing me. I absolutely love it but cant possibly afford to have it in the shop every couple weeks. Any and all help from you guys would be greatly appreciated!
2007 F-250 Lariat Outlaw 6.0L CC SB
5'' Turbo Back MBRP Exhaust to 7" stacks
CAT & Muffler deleted
Edge Insight CTS
Sinister Diesel Coolant Filter
Glow Shift EGT Gauge
Blue Spring Upgrade
PHP Atlas 80 FICM Tune
Bulletproof Diesel 48V FICM
Updated Standpipes and Dummy Plugs
6'' BDS Radius Arm lift
37'' Toyo M/Ts on 18'' XD Monsters