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How many cranks to start??
Thanks to all that post there knowledge on this site, it is awesome!!
This is my first time posting but I have been reading for a little while. I am looking at buying my 1st 7.3. I have driven one in the past (company rig) but this may be the 1st I have owned. A little background, it appears to be a mid year 99. It seems to be a 99.5 motor with an E99 truck.
I test drove it today and it was about 65 degrees here, he had it started and running when I showed up, so the motor should have been warm. I drove it out to my place (about 5-6 miles) and temp gauge was reading "normal". I shut it down and looked around it for about 15min, went to start it, let the "wait to start" light go out and it took about 5 cha cha cha cha cha's to start. Is this normal??
From what I remember it usually is a couple of cha cha's and then I would get the varoom.
If this is not normal, what would I be looking at, Injectors, glow plugs??