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Old 02-07-2009, 11:31 AM
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Unhappy Starting problems

It first did this awhile back, I had not plugged it in but it was only 15* or so...didn't think much of it.

So when I go to start it up, like this morning (sat for 6 hours, 5* outside), I double cycle it and it cranks great, fires and then dies right after. Crank again, same thing. If I were to keep cranking it does nothing. After about 10 tries it roars to life

It did it today when I got out of class. It was not too cold today...any ideas, anybody?
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It first did this awhile back, I had not plugged it in but it was only 15* or so...didn't think much of it.

So when I go to start it up, like this morning (sat for 6 hours, 5* outside), I double cycle it and it cranks great, fires and then dies right after. Crank again, same thing. If I were to keep cranking it does nothing. After about 10 tries it roars to life

It did it today when I got out of class. It was not too cold today...any ideas, anybody?
Can you scan for codes? This could be a couple of different things. Possible 1+ glow plugs dead.
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I don't have a scanner...if it persists she'll go into the dealer.. Starting up tonight it seemed fine. Could this be water in the fuel?
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sounds like bad fuel or something have you replaced the fuel filter?
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Make sure you drain the bowl too, when you replace the filter.
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Thanks for the help guys Will look into it.
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Guys I have a question...is oil in the intake tube a good or bad thing? Still getting to know the 7.3/

It won't start this morning, its around 25* out, not cold at all... I have the weekend off I'm thinking of buying a few things and doing the work myself.

Any suggestions...
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Guys I have a question...is oil in the intake tube a good or bad thing? Still getting to know the 7.3/

It won't start this morning, its around 25* out, not cold at all... I have the weekend off I'm thinking of buying a few things and doing the work myself.

Any suggestions...
The oil in your intake is typical. The only way to resolve that is the CCV mod. Talk to Raul or NCHornet about it. NCH designed it, Raul sells it. As far as 25*, you're talking Celsius, right?(damn Canadiansj/k, I'm of French-Canadian decent). If it's that warm, I'm thinking you're having problems with your GPs or GPR. There's an article in the 7.3 tech files that tells you how to test both. If your GPR crapped out on you, check out the Stancor unit if you replace it. It's the best money can buy & it's much beefier than anything else you'll find on the market.
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The oil in your intake is typical. The only way to resolve that is the CCV mod. Talk to Raul or NCHornet about it. NCH designed it, Raul sells it. As far as 25*, you're talking Celsius, right?(damn Canadiansj/k, I'm of French-Canadian decent). If it's that warm, I'm thinking you're having problems with your GPs or GPR. There's an article in the 7.3 tech files that tells you how to test both. If your GPR crapped out on you, check out the Stancor unit if you replace it. It's the best money can buy & it's much beefier than anything else you'll find on the market.
Alright, that's good about the oil
Haha no that's 25* Fahrenheit! I always convert it for you guys lol

Thanks for the tip on the glow plugs and GPR...others seem to think it's that too. Thing is, even when its 32* (0*C lol) it may not start, but it's a guaranteed start when the block heater is going.

My old man has been telling me to unplug it though...apparently the hydro bill is higher than usual

Now that summer's on our doorstep who knows if I'll get around to a GP job myself. Last summer this truck gave me absolutely no problems. It seems to prefer the warmer weather
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Alright, that's good about the oil
Haha no that's 25* Fahrenheit! I always convert it for you guys lol

Thanks for the tip on the glow plugs and GPR...others seem to think it's that too. Thing is, even when its 32* (0*C lol) it may not start, but it's a guaranteed start when the block heater is going.

My old man has been telling me to unplug it though...apparently the hydro bill is higher than usual

Now that summer's on our doorstep who knows if I'll get around to a GP job myself. Last summer this truck gave me absolutely no problems. It seems to prefer the warmer weather
Yeah, it's just one of those things with diesels: glow plugs come, glow plugs go. I'm thinking mine's coming up for a GP job, too. With a good scan tool that does functional tests, most of them have a glow plug test where you don't even have to take anything apart, you can do it from the comfort of your own cab. I hear you too on the elec bill....try having to plug 2 trucks in during winter months! Good luck with everything, you'll get 'er figured out!
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