What is normal "warm" starting time - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 03-17-2011, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 115
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What is normal "warm" starting time

I have just had my new (to me) powerstroke for over a week now. It is a 01 model.

Facts...
Replaced both of the batteries when I got it because 1 of them tested bad.
My GPR is not functioning, will be replacing it this weekend.


Now my question, any time i crank the engine whether hot (just drove 20 miles to work) or cool (40 degree morning after sitting all night), it takes about 3-5 seconds to crank. The voltage meeter in the dash will drop to around 9 volts while cranking. I put an amp clamp on the (+) lead leaving the 2nd battery and it peaks at about 20 amps when warm, then slowly drops back to about 0-2 after the truck starts (takes about a minute to go back to 0-2). With my gasser I was used to about a 1 second start.

So my question, is this starting time normal? I thought maybe the starter is weak, but it is not pulling an accessive amount of amperage. I know the glow plugs not functioning will cause crank time to be longer if it is cool, but should not affect when the engine is hot.

Thanks in advance,
Brad

2001 F-350 Crew Cab 4X4
Completely Stock
bwvick is offline  
post #2 of 10 Old 03-17-2011, 11:00 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Zaairman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wright City, MO
Posts: 3,030
Thanks: 7
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Sounds normal, especially if your GPR is out.

Zach
2000/2006ish Ford F-250 Larryette 7.3 Powerstroke 4x4
5" Sewer Pipe Exhaust (video clip), DIY 6637 Intake, Wicked Wheel'd, De-foiled, Missing EBPV, Edge Juice with Attitude, Few leaves added here and there, 35" BFGs, 16x10 Eagle Alloys, Alpine W200

SLAPS Member #153
Zaairman is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 03-17-2011, 11:08 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dereku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lockport IL
Posts: 4,295
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
Send a message via AIM to dereku
heck without glow plugs mine doesnt even start ifs its really cold. less than 20.

2002 f250 BFT Edition


dereku is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 03-17-2011, 11:18 AM
Mitch
 
thebierguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hazelhurst, WI
Posts: 882
Thanks: 13
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 73 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
When mine is warm, it sometimes starts within 1 second but never more than 2 seconds. When it is colder it could take 2-3 seconds to start, but I don't have the stock starter in it. The previous owner installed a new one and I am not sure if the higher power one was installed. It turns over pretty quick.

Mitch

2006 Ford F-350 6.0 Crew Cab Lariat Short Box./4" exhaust/SCT X4 7015 (White Noise)/Autometer Boost and Fuel Pressure(Strictly Adapter)/Edge Insight CTS2/FICM Repair.com Complete Wire Kit/08+ Rear Differential Cover/B&W Goosneck hitch/Sinister Coolant Filter/High Idle/Blue Spring/Purchased 2/28/2014

2002 Ford F-350 7.3 Crew Cab Lariat Short Box, SOLD 2/24/2014

thebierguy is online now  
post #5 of 10 Old 03-17-2011, 11:26 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Would rather be in WY
Posts: 3,782
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Have to remember that there isn't a magical spark that gets the engine going. So it might take a few revolutions to get the compression and heat that is required to start.
Austin G is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 03-17-2011, 12:02 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
late_99_PSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Taneytown, Maryland
Posts: 3,293
Thanks: 2
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
It peaks around 20 amps????? Something isn't right, I assume with the amp clamp, because their is no way your starter will only pull 20 amps and still turn over and start. Need somewhere around 200-600 amps.

Allen
1999.5 F-350 7.3, six-speed

late_99_PSD is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 03-17-2011, 12:04 PM
FJuanfiddy mod


 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Trempealeau, WI
Posts: 31,833
Thanks: 132
Thanked 186 Times in 166 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave
It probably isnt an autoranging VOM.

Email: Dave@powerstroke.org
2011 F150 Ecoboost Crew cab lariat. Custom tunes from KEM and 5Star, and Unleashed
2012 F150 Crew Cab Ecoboost stock for now-Totaled March 12 2015
2006 F250 ECSB Lariat 4x4

Leveling kit, 315/70/17 Kelly TSRs on Method race wheels
ARP studs and OEM gaskets done by Renegade Diesel
ECM and Atlas 40 FICM tuned by Bill at PHP SCT tunes by Truck Source Diesel. Gearhead, Innovative, Wildman and Tyrant diesel
Flowmaster/MBRP Hybrid Exhaust
Edge Insight CTS
Coolant filter
Bulletproof diesel FICM EGR Delete, Oil Cooler and Water Pump, and Light bar.
Dually LED lights from Stealth Automotive/Xpedition Outfitters
No Limit Fab 6.0 Cold Air Intake
http://www.bulletproofdiesel.com/default.asp
http://nolimitfabrication.com/
Dave is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 03-17-2011, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 115
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
it was a fluke rms ampmeter

2001 F-350 Crew Cab 4X4
Completely Stock
bwvick is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 03-17-2011, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 115
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
BTW... took it to an advance or az (can't remember which it was). and they read 0 amps on the starter draw and 0 amps on alt output, which is bogus.

2001 F-350 Crew Cab 4X4
Completely Stock
bwvick is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 03-25-2011, 07:08 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
just a thought...

Hi, I was just visiting here, but just a couple of things on using the clamp meter to check amperage. The clamp has to have a "dc amps" position on the switch (many clamp meters by fluke are "ac" amps only until u get into the really expensive ones.) Also, the clamp is directional (only reads in one direction) u may have known all this already, but it might help someone else. Thks, Eddie
eddie p is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome