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Old 09-10-2013, 11:43 AM
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Michigan Help - 1999 F350 Hard Lumpy Starting

I bought a '99 F350 with 178k, 6 Spd Manual, work truck with a flatbed. The guy I bought it from had it nice and warm when I test drove it. The next morning I found truck misses quite badly and doesn't want to rev - super lumpy and low power until it warms up. I started plugging it in and it starts a lot better and levels out a lot sooner. Once warm the truck pulls hard, has normal boost patterns (I added a gauge) and idles perfect. It runs rough for a good few miles down the road when plugged in and longer when not plugged in.

I did check the glow plug relay and it looks to be working correctly. I am located in South Lyon MI and am looking for someone that can troubleshoot the problem that knows these trucks.

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I just ran a couple tests based on some threads I found. The resistance test for the glow plugs showed most at .8 a couple at 1.2 and the drivers front at infinite. Testing the relay came out at 11.85V staying on for 50 seconds in 90 degree heat here today.
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I just ran a couple tests based on some threads I found. The resistance test for the glow plugs showed most at .8 a couple at 1.2 and the drivers front at infinite. Testing the relay came out at 11.85V staying on for 50 seconds in 90 degree heat here today.
Relay is OK, but you have a few bad glow plugs.

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If the truck runs rough for an extended period of time (3-5 miles) even after being plugged in in the summer, does this point more to injectors than glow plugs? Meaning some of the glow plugs need replacing but most likey the problem will still be there after they are replaced.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:00 AM
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Have you been able to do a buzz test with a good diagnostic computer?

There are lots of things to check. IPR ICP EBPV EBPS. Bad turbo?

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If your on a budget you can get this.

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I'm looking at this one:

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What parameters will I be able to monitor that will be useful on the 7.3L?
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Everything that your PCM sees. 219 different parameters, sensors, etc. You just can't do all the tests like AE.

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I will order one of these. For this issue what should I take a look at?
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It would be a good idea for you to read through the stickies in the '99-'03 forum. Lots of good troubleshooting and maintenance guides.

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