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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.
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,
2001 F-350 Crew Cab 4X4