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I am currently having a small issue with my truck. It is a 2002 F350 with a 7.3. It currently has 380,000KM on it and about 220,000KM on a factory replacement engine. I live in Calgary, AB and it is quite cold here right now (-24 degrees celsius). The last oil change was done 3 days ago with Shell Rotella 15w40. The previous owner had the CPS, GPR, and HPOP replaced within the last 30,000KM.
This morning I went to go and start my truck and it would crank but it would not start (-24 outside). It was puffing out smoke from the tail pipe while i was cranking. I also had it plugged in over night.
I went back out after an hour or so and decided to jump the GPR with a screw driver. This time the engine spun even faster and it sounded like it was going to start for sure, but it didn't. A few seconds later I went back under the hood and jumped the relay for a little bit longer. I went back in and she fired up after 5-10 seconds of cranking.
My question to you guys is: Does it sound like the GPR is bad or could it be something else in the truck like a bad CPS, etc? I ask this because I had the truck plugged in overnight so the oil should have been warmish anyways (therefore being less reliant on the glow plugs).
Any help would be great! Thanks!
Last edited by Spacerz; 03-03-2014 at 06:59 AM.