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NTM 99 F250 hard starting
I am new to this forum and after lurking for a few weeks, decided to post about my new ride.
We bought this late '99 F250 7.3 from a Texas dealership because it was corrosion free for our new business.
It has only been here in Me. for a few days but is having a devil of a job starting without being plugged in first.
It takes about 7-8 minutes of heavy cranking and tons of white/grey smoke before it will catch and even then..throttle must be given before it will run. Once started, it will run without issue for the rest of the day.
After reading the forums, my plan of attack this weekend is to meter the glow plug relay and replace if needed. I will ohm the left and right g-plugs as well as injectors and deal with anything I may find by throwing $ at rock auto.
The batteries are only a week old having been replaced by the Texas dealership before truck was shipped, however I am thinking of a Napa gear reduction starter for it. Battery cables/connections look new and are tight.
Once we have dealt with the hard starting, all maintenance will be done including oil and filter change (5w-40 Rotella), cps sensor, coolant flush, rad hoses, upper and lower and trans flush.
Does this look like a reasonable course of action?
I have been reading some about injector o-rings going bad. While not an electrical concern, how does one diagnose that possible problem?
Thanks for any help you guys can provide.