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Old 10-05-2013, 01:50 PM
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Over 3000 spent still hard cold start..help please..

so new to the diesel world I got a 7.3 2001 powerstroke, spent over 3000 in the shop this week still very hard to start when cold, if I leave it plugged in to the block heater starts and runs fine all the time...if let sit for 8 hrs it takes forever to start and than misses tell complete warm up and than runs fine... codes p1316, p1211, p0541.... I replaced all glow plugs, harnesses, valve cover gaskets, than took it in and they told me 3 injectors, intake heater, and injector modualer..3000 dollors later still same problem... any clues? the owner replaced the hpop in January so im completely in the dark now... THANKS FOR THE HELP!!
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:07 PM
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Sounds like a ether baby... or just cold blooded like mine...

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Old 10-05-2013, 03:28 PM
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whats the ether? thanks
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#1, there's No Such Thing as a 7.3 Either Baby, the use will eventually severely damage your engine - Never Use IT!

Next, find another shop, you're dealing with CLOWNS!!! If they throw 3K in parts (including an AIH you Never Need) and can't get it to start right, or find the reason WHY, they Don't Know What They're Doing!

You have Serious Codes, they are indicating and actual problem that an experienced shop, who is familiar with these engines, can use to find out what's wrong without pi$$ing away YOUR money on stuff you don't need...
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Check your GP relay.



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Check your GP relay.



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Old 10-05-2013, 04:38 PM
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Glow plug relay is good just tested it again.. Gets over 12v when switched on
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How cold is it where you live?
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It's only like 45 dagrees at night.. When it sits over night it won't start for about 20 cycles.. Unless pluged in
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Just because it has 12V doesn't mean there is full current going through the relay. Save your money on the stancor and buy a Western snowplow relay at Napa for $13.00 They are indeed better yet.
Are you sure you checked the GP relay and not the new aih relay?

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