batteries - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 03-09-2013, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
tshideler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: red oak , tx
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
batteries

my truck turns over but would not start so I towed it to the mechanics who said the batteries were needing to go. it cranks but needs a boost jump to start from the charger to start. the mechanic said it needs a little more voltage to crank it to get the oil presure up at the injecters to allow the injecters to work. I have never heard of this before but could be? anyone have this problem or am i getting the runaround? I cleaned my cable ends and have it on charge for now as I cant afford new batteries right now as I havent been able to work due to fighting cancer so all info is greatly appriciated, Thanks Tom S.

Old age isn't for sissies
tshideler is offline  
post #2 of 8 Old 03-09-2013, 10:48 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jesilvas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 11,148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Possibly. You need a lot of power to overcome diesel compression.
If you will get the batteries load tested, and they come up bad, you probably need new ones.



2000 F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Dually, CCLB, 7.3L
4R100, 2wd
330,000 + miles
jesilvas is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 03-10-2013, 06:43 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dazed01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: central texas
Posts: 437
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If a car comes in with issues and I know it has a bad battery that is what I will replace prior to checking out any other issues. A faulty battery can cause quite a few problems.

Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.
dazed01 is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 03-11-2013, 11:06 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Damariscotta Maine
Posts: 642
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by tshideler View Post
my truck turns over but would not start so I towed it to the mechanics who said the batteries were needing to go. it cranks but needs a boost jump to start from the charger to start. the mechanic said it needs a little more voltage to crank it to get the oil presure up at the injecters to allow the injecters to work. I have never heard of this before but could be? anyone have this problem or am i getting the runaround? I cleaned my cable ends and have it on charge for now as I cant afford new batteries right now as I havent been able to work due to fighting cancer so all info is greatly appriciated, Thanks Tom S.
Yeah, unfortunately I have heard that before. These injectors require a lot of power to even attempt to start. Just because you can spin it doesn't mean its spinning fast enough for the injectors to fire. Chances are if it starts with a booster pack, then with new batterys will fix the issue.

Have someone toss your battery on a load tester just to be sure.




1997 F250 7.3 5 speed, 3.55s, D60, 4" Diamond Eye Exhaust, Napa Intake Filter, E-Fuel, 35" bfg mt's, stage 2 rosewoods/tuning, Gauges

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
--Henry Ford
csdwarf11 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 03-11-2013, 11:20 AM
Chapter Director

 
Rammstein1224's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Davenport, IA
Posts: 2,931
Thanks: 4
Thanked 45 Times in 37 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Yes the injectors use the pressure the hpop builds to pressurize the upper cavity of the injector which then transfers the high oil pressure to the lower fuel cavity via a small piston to the tune of about 26000 psi so you need a lot of umpf to get the pressure that high

Local Jackass member Pat

Battle cry of every 6.0 owner out there
Quote:
Originally Posted by access_max View Post
With the issues fixed a 6.0 can run circles around a 7.3.
2000 F-350 7.3L ZF6
Standard 7.3 mods
SCT tuned
8" Fabtech lift 13" total
5:13 Gears
46" Goodyear MVTs Military takeoffs
Bushwacker Cut-Out Fender Flares
Ranch Hand front and rear bumper
On-board air W/Semi horns

1995 F-350 7.3L E4OD DRW
Standard 7.3 mods
PHP Hydra W/Tony Wildman tunes
160/0 Injectors
T-500 HPOP
E-fuel Conversion
West Coast mirrors
Rammstein1224 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 03-11-2013, 11:39 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
goodoleboy45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: trenton ohio
Posts: 130
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I just went through the same issues and i changed both battiers. What a diffrence it made in how much better it runs.

2006 F350 CCLB :grd
4 in MBRP turbo back stainless/ 5in chrome tip/ DAYSTAR leveling kit
SINISTER EGR delete/ SINISTER coolant filter/ ELC coolant
Blue Spring upgrade/ 6.4 Bandjo Bolts/ Metal intake tub/ SCT livewire (Vivian's Looney Tune)
35x12.50x18 Toyo Opean Country ATII/ Recon smoked cab lights

NEXT
Sinister Engine bling
Upgrade standpipe/dummy plugs
SEMPER FI
goodoleboy45 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 03-11-2013, 01:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
7.3powerstroker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
batteries

Yeah same thing happened to my truck. But i ended up having to do injector o rings also.


Sent from AutoGuide.com App

Shelby


1995 F350 7.3l
5 speed
240,000km
DIY Intake
3.5"dp to 5" straight pipe
99 Turbo and Spyder
6" Lift
37" BFG KM2's
Harley Davidson Leather buckets
Grant Steering Wheel
Autometer Gauges Pryo,Boost
CB Radio
Custom Bumper(built it myself)
Clear Headlights (black background)
Black Grille and Headlight Trim

Soon to come

Custom Rear Bumper
Headache Rack
6.0l intercooler (already have one just need to pipe it)
rosewood stage 1's
custom tunes


7.3powerstroker is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 03-11-2013, 01:15 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i had the same problem, two optima batteries that were 8 months old. Had them load tested and both failed, one put out 200 cranking amps and one put out 8. I knew something had to kill these batteries so i tested the alternator. It was bad also, I did all the work myself and only spent $330. Now she cranks so easy, its a world of difference.
03blackpowerstroke is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome