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post #1 of 4 Old 10-10-2012, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Smoke at startup

When my '97 (basically stock) has been sitting for a day, it will belch out a nice cloud of whitish smoke for the first 10 - 15 seconds or so, then run clear.

If I start it several times during the day, there is no smoke.

Is this something I should be concerned about, or is it "normal"?

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This usually means one or more of the glow plugs aren't working. Test the plugs and harness. A new White Rogers relay really helped my starts even with new plugs.

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How do I do this?
I don't have a manual...is there a procedure written in here some where?

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stancor gpr is 35$.

Its relatively normal for these trucks to smoke on the first startup on a COLD day.
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