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First and foremost, gotta say that I love this site! Lots of great info here.
I have a 2001 F350 with 217,XXX miles (7.3). I've had a run of bad luck with my rig in the past 6 months; the issues kept stacking up but i'm only down to one issue at the moment. She doesn't like starting after sitting overnight.
I'm from Michigan, moved here to Arizona and it ain't cold here. I'm having "cold" start issues though. I checked out NCHornet's post on GPR troublshooting and replaced that when i found that my GPR was bad. I took some resistance readings from the glow plugs to see if they were bad (checked out 0.8-2.0 ohms), but i didn't do the Idiot check by pulling the glow plugs out to see if they get cherry red hot, i just replaced them. Still got starting issues. If i plug in my block heater for an hour or so (depending on temp) she starts right up BUT definately not running on all 8 cylinders. Takes a good while for her to run on all 8; at least a good 10 minutes. I typically work about 10-12 hour days; so i was having to bring my extension cord to work to plug her in about an hour or two before i left work. This time of year, the high is about 90° and she'll start up when i'm leaving work without plugging in, but same sh!t, not running on all 8.
I'm not sure if this is GP related, HPOP, or lazy injector(s), what do you guys think? Also, this issue definately did not stem off of one of the others, it is the longest existing issue i'va had with my rig.