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extra cranking time

Wanted to check and see if anyone had input on some extra cranking time. For some reason the truck cranks more than usual. To give you some input, it just turned 190k along with a Nippondenso starter and items listed below. I also have been using TCW3 as an additive. I think it makes 3 complete rotations prior to starting. The temp is 98 degress and I always wait for the pig tail to go out.

Planning on a trip to Houghton Lake MI next Saturday pulling a 10k 5th wheel camper. Starting to question if I will make it there and back. Any help or ideas of what to check would be awesome. Thanks in advance.

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3 rotations? Sounds normal.
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Only 3? I need up to 10 sometimes...consider yourself blessed!

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Ok Maybe blessed. It seems to take twice as long as a month ago. Not sure what changed (could just be me). I would guess it is 3 rotations maybe 4. I park the truck inside and it usually only moves if it has a plow on the front or pulling the camper. Starting to think of a new one. The wife says I'm too young for a retirement truck. I say no I'm not and she should get another job!

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Try beer....

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For her or Me??? I would like the comfort of a new one, but can I give up my 7.3???????

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Both....beer is awesome...it'll either solve your problem or make you not care...

Experience talking...

I dunno...maybe you need a fresh set of dilithium crystals, too.

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This is how my truck cranked before the new batteries (and everything else). Something to compare to.

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get back to me when its under 5+





lower the tank, faster it starts up. or just plain ol random.

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Mine sounds about the same. Maybe one more rotation. Both batteries are 1yr old Interstates. I took a trip to NJ last fall and found out that one of my alternators did not work and the other one went out. Sunday afternoon in Denville NJ. Lucky to be back on the road with main alternator and two new batteries. Don't wish that trip on anyone!

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