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Couple of dumb questions.....

How important is it to let the "wait to start" light go off when starting? It seems to make no difference in the way the truck starts.

Yesterday I started the truck cold, drove about 3 blocks to the gas station and left it running. As I walked away from it, it sounded like the throttle blipped, just a little stab on the skinny pedal. When I came out it had died. I restarted with no problems and it ran just fine. I do have a Banks 6 gun set on the highest power level if that makes a difference.
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1) It doesn't make much of a difference as long as it's not cold outside. You'll want to wait for that light to go off when it's cold.

2) The fuel system is pressurized. It may have something to do with that.

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2) The fuel system is pressurized. It may have something to do with that.

I was thinking just that. Maybe the HPOP needs time to build pressure?
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1. - if it starts quickly without waiting then no need to wait. I only wait for the glows when i need to.

2. mine has done that. i havent worried too much.

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When your wait to start light is on, your glow plugs are warming up. As a rule of thumb you should always wait until the light goes off to start the truck. I have my remote start programed in so that it doesnt start until the light goes off. Although it wont cause instant damage if the truck is started before the light goes off, its not good for the plugs, nor anything else. GF's are always good at ignoring this light...

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the light is just a default. glows can stay lit for up to two minutes dependign on EOT, the light will have been long out. unless your listening fr the relay to click off, there is no easy way to know when the glows are out.

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When your wait to start light is on, your glow plugs are warming up. As a rule of thumb you should always wait until the light goes off to start the truck. I have my remote start programed in so that it doesnt start until the light goes off. Although it wont cause instant damage if the truck is started before the light goes off, its not good for the plugs, nor anything else. GF's are always good at ignoring this light...
My GF is scared to drive the beast. Lucky Me!!!

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Could be the early signs of a Cam Position Sensor going out.

Thats how mine started. With a girl in the truck

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you have to admit, the trucks take curbs much better than a car! those car wheels can get really expensive!

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There's alot more rubber around them too lol

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