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Old 02-11-2008, 05:52 PM
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I've been a member here for a while, but ive just been lurking in the shadows, but anyway, lately my 7.3 has been starting a bit harder than when i first got it, it just seems to take a bit more cranking before it fires. What could be causing it to do that? it does it even at operating temp. i can shut it off and restart it seconds later and it still does it. when i first got it, it would pretty much pop right off, now its takin a bit longer, im just worried about it gettin worse and leavin me stranded. it runs great otherwise. as far as maintenance goes, ive only had it a few months, im gettin close to doin the first oil change. the previous owner took really good care of it and kept up on the maintenance.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:06 PM
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anybody???
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how many miles....

does air temp effect the starting??
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how many miles....

does air temp effect the starting??
111,000 miles, the air temp doesn't seem to have much to do with it that ive noticed.
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k.....how long does it crank (1 second....1.5....2...?)
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:33 PM
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k.....how long does it crank (1 second....1.5....2...?)
never timed it, maybe 3 or 4, i just know its longer than when i first got it
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:34 PM
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any mods on it?
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:34 PM
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any mods on it?
stock exhaust with a straight pipe in place of muffler, DIY intake with zoodad, TC lockup switch, thats all
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Batts, or maybe the starter i had a starter go that way slow and silent and all at once bam no starter. But i have 175k on the starter and 4 years on the batts
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Batts, or maybe the starter i had a starter go that way slow and silent and all at once bam no starter. But i have 175k on the starter and 4 years on the batts
yup....my thoughts exactly.....start with the batteries first......have them tested...
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