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Truck wont stat easy at high elevations

I have gone up to the mountains A couple times in the past months and each time the truck has not wanted to start. I have to Try to start it 3 or 4 times to get it to go then a bunch of white smoke and it really worrys me as I am in the middle of no where. I always starts right up when I am in town.

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two possibilities....first off, whats the temp where you have been?? has it been cooler (below 40 degrees)

Secondly, pull the little plug on the high pressure pump resevour next time it does it.....see if it is low. The oil should be within one inch of the top....

My guess is glow plug relay though...
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I has been around 80* out.
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alright, check your HP resevour next time it does it.. its the rectangular thing right dead center on the front of the motor....there is a plug that you remove on the drivers side......oil should be within 1 inch of the top..
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what if is not up to the top?
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we will go from there.....
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Ok so I went up caming in the mountains again this weekend and the truck sat for a day and a half then I went to start it and same problem. So I checked the oil res. and it was about 1 1/2" down after making an atempt to start. I got it to start but it took awile, like 20 mins. It wasn't even that cold mabie 55*.All the time white smoke puffing out. What does this mean?
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I checked the level after the 2nt time trying to start and it was all the way up
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Sounds like a glow plug issue to me.

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