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Old 01-29-2013, 05:52 AM
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Burnt another stater

Well just burnt another starter last night this makes the 7th one I have burnt. What am I doing wrong?I plug it in every night cycle the glow plugs 3 times for the ful two minutes when I start it. Last night I started it to go ice skating with some girls, picked them up and went to the rink. But when I got in to start it all I got was a clicking sound and it didn't sit for more than an hour so I don't know what's going on. Should I just install a hand crank on the front for when this happens lol?
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:58 AM
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I'd be buyin' a new starter... from some other store!

Have you been getting the starters from the same place? Are they the same brand? Dunno...
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:04 AM
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I been getting starters from fisher auto. It's still under warranty so I can get another. But I'd buy new if I had the cash to drop on different brand
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i would use the pull cord instead of the hand crank.....hope you bought the lifetime warranty one, I had a big block chevy w/ 13:1 compression i feel your pain as i went through 12 starters cause i didn't get a high torque starter which dunno maybe you need to upgrade?
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:11 AM
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i think someone needs a much more powerful starter! its embarrassing when the truck dies with women around
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:54 AM
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Ya it happens,at least I had another stroker pull me back to my dorm. If I go for the pull start I'm gonna need some heavy rope or just make it a standard so I can bump start it
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i take it you have an auto tranny?
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:20 AM
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Yep unfortunately
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I been getting starters from fisher auto. It's still under warranty so I can get another. But I'd buy new if I had the cash to drop on different brand
Never heard of fisher auto... Are they new or rebuilt starters?


IMO, cycling the glow plugs is a waste. Especially if it's plugged in. That's up to 6 minutes of a 200 amp load. When it's real cold (Close to 0*F), I'll wait ~45 seconds, maybe a minute. Without knowing how your battery voltage is, maybe the battery voltage is dropping a little before you try starting it and it's harder on the starter? Don't think this is a real likely cause though. 7 starters is crazy...

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Never heard of fisher auto... Are they new or rebuilt starters?


IMO, cycling the glow plugs is a waste. Especially if it's plugged in. That's up to 6 minutes of a 200 amp load. When it's real cold (Close to 0*F), I'll wait ~45 seconds, maybe a minute. Without knowing how your battery voltage is, maybe the battery voltage is dropping a little before you try starting it and it's harder on the starter? Don't think this is a real likely cause though. 7 starters is crazy...
Well Federated Auto is the main name but they go by fisher. There a few around central and northern NY. Well first one was brand new the rest have been under warrenty but they are remans. Both batterys are good, last week tested them on the VAT40, both batterys are 75 880cca. Even on start with my DVOM the voltage didnt drop below 12.6V Last week it was -18 everynight and no higher then -4 during the day, I started it everyday and let it set for an hour or more just to get heat built and charge the batteries. There is a "mean green" gear reduction starter on XDP that would probly be my best bet but since I just blew all my money on books for college I dont have the 350 to drop on that.Soo looks like Im going with the warrenty reman for now Oh and what whould I have to do to become a member of the NY Powerstroke Assiation?
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