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General cold start questions

I bought my first diesel (97 psd) around a month ago and i noticed that the colder it gets the harder it is to start sometimes i have to cycle the wait to start light 5 or 6 times so i figured i would plug it in just to make it easier well the next morning i went out it was just as hard. so i was wondering if there is a way to check the block heater to see if its the cord or the heater itself and if this is a normal reaction or if there may be another reason why it's so hard to start i replaced the gpr hoping this would help I'm going to check the gp tonight any info would be greatly appreciated.

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97 F-350
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TW Chip
Intercooled
3" Down pipe
4" SS Magnaflow
DIY Intake
Boost, Pyrometer, Trans temp gauges
Sunroof
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Use this writeup to test your gp's and gpr Troubleshooting GPR & GP's

2002 F-250 4x4 EC, SRW, SB
Auto 93,000 miles
DP Tuner F5
ATS Compressor and 1.0 Exhaust housing high flow back plate
Turbo Back 4" Silverline Exhaust Mbrp Muffler Delete
Isspro Trans,Pyro,Boost Triple Pod
Fumoto Oil Drain Valve
AIH Delete With Boost Fitting

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Thanks for the link

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97 F-350
Reg cab long bed
TW Chip
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3" Down pipe
4" SS Magnaflow
DIY Intake
Boost, Pyrometer, Trans temp gauges
Sunroof
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You bet! Hope you get her fixed up

2002 F-250 4x4 EC, SRW, SB
Auto 93,000 miles
DP Tuner F5
ATS Compressor and 1.0 Exhaust housing high flow back plate
Turbo Back 4" Silverline Exhaust Mbrp Muffler Delete
Isspro Trans,Pyro,Boost Triple Pod
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I just wanted to say thanks all the great info i replaced the glow plugs and the gpr and i have no problems now

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97 F-350
Reg cab long bed
TW Chip
Intercooled
3" Down pipe
4" SS Magnaflow
DIY Intake
Boost, Pyrometer, Trans temp gauges
Sunroof

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