Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Gardner ks
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years of frustration
Once again I hoping someone on here can give some direction.
311,000 miles owned since it had 190k
Oil fresh/up to level/synthetic
Last fall 2012- new stancor, ucvh, glow plugs recently checked and up to spec.
Batteries test good.
New starter last summer
New injector o rings last summer
I assume injectors are original but not positive
Reservoir has oil in it, within 1"-2" or so from top, not sure if it should be fuller?
No oil leaks (maybe a few drops on driveway) doesn't burn oil
No oil in coolant/ no coolant in oil
Doesn't miss/run rough after warmed up
TS 6 position chip
Doesn't smoke while driving and warm, heavy white smoke at first start up in the morning's
Fuel bowl is full and fills quickly
Basically the problem is the past three years I've had starting problems especially in the winter, the truck will absolutely not start unless not plugged in during 40 degree weather. Now that it is warmer it will start but not like it did in the past summers It's turning over way too much (starter still spins fast), last night the temperature was in the low 60's and I had a terrible time trying to get it to start.I did replace 2 fuel hose lines last summer (lines running along drivers side/lower engine area and I'm going to make sure fittings are tight after I get done typing this (but I haven't noticed any fuel leaks but will check none the less. My question is say you know that glow plugs/ battery ect. Are good what would you check next? I was going to go to the stealership and have it scanned but I wanted to be armed with something being that when I called to make an appointment the service manager acted like I didn't know what I was talking about and pretty much said that it was the g.p.'s even though that day was in the upper 80's. Anything I should check first? Can their scanner test the injectors without pulling them?
Thanks in advance
2003 f250, 290k +, ts 6 position, hutch mod, harpoon mod, stancor, 4" mbrp