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Old 01-03-2008, 03:17 PM
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COLD START NIGHTMARES

Hey can someone clue me in on a recent problem with my stroker ? when the truck sits for 8hrs or so while I work second shift , it does;nt want to start when I come out at 12am.. iun the cold (7degrees) last night to be precise... Its a 2000 f-350 7.3 dually , has 100,508 miles on it... could it be the glow-plugs ? It will fire when there cycled but stahls right away , after about 15 cycles and start-ups it will diesel over and throw the tuck from side-to-side until the computer tells it to up the rpm's....
DAN in CT.
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:19 PM
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Glow plugs and your glow plug relay is a very goo place to start with the no start issue.
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my 99 acts the same way. I am going to change the oil over to 5W-40 and see if that helps anything.
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How does it run after its started?
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:27 PM
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start with the glow plug relay its easy to test and they fail way more often than glow plugs
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:31 PM
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where can i find a picture of the glow plug relay, i dont have a manual for my truck yet i need to get one but im starting to learn alot. Is it the brown solenoid looking thing on the top of the motor next to the fuel filter? (late 99)
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:33 PM
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Yes it is. Have a look at this writeuphttp://www.powerstroke.org/forum/gen...g-gpr-gps.html
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yep when your looking there theres 2 of them its the rear one if you replace it use the big stanadyne one
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i would say its a glow plug relay
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:53 PM
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i would say its a glow plug relay


My parents 99 did the exact same thing as what your describing. The truck would take about 10-15 cycles and then chug like no tomorrow. Ended up being the GP relay. I forgot to plug mine in the other night and the temp went down to around 10-15 below and i just cycled my GP's 2 times and she fired right up. Shook a little then smoothed right out. I am also still running 15/40 wating for my change time, then i'm gonna try 5/40 syn.
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