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CPS, Injector o-rings, or something else?
Relatively new diesel owner here with a stock '02 F250 7.3 77k miles, of which I know very little about it. For the last 2 or 3 months, on occasion, I've had problems getting it started. It seems to happen when it's only been running a few minutes, like when I leave work and stop somewhere on the way home. Let it cool down 15 to 20 minutes and it starts right up, except for tonight it was over 30 minutes before it would start. I was starting to worry I was gonna have to get a tow.
I've talked to a couple diesel-owning friends about it. One said definately the CPS, another said injector o-rings. I've checked with Ford and the CPS has been changed, actually twice I think. I've changed the fuel filter and and am due for an oil change soon. Any additional thoughts these things or what else it could be, or tests a newbie can do to troubeshoot it? I've always done my own mechanic work, just never owned or worked on a diesel.
Last edited by BryanSR; 12-17-2012 at 04:09 PM.