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NO MORE ETHER!!
2 bad glow plugs can cause a hard start, 3 bad glow plugs can cause a no start.
To test the glow plugs remove the large rectangular plug leading to the valve covers on either side of the engine. This plug powers your glow plugs and injectors. The 2 outside pins are your glow plugs, the 4 inner ones are for the injectors. Make sure you test only the 2 outer pins on each side of the plug. Connect the ground lead of your voltmeter to a good ground, and insert the positive + test lead into the first glow plug pin.
A good glow plug will read btwn 0.8 - 1.2 ohms a weak glow plug will have much less resistance, and a completely dead one will have unlimited resistance through it because the electrode is internally burned out.
Early 1999 (4/98) 7.3, Automatic, f-250 superduty, 4x4, crewcab, shortbed.
banks power elbo
banks turbo housing
big head waste gate-disconnected
edge juice w/ attitude (just till I get a DP)
4 gauge pod with DiPricol pyro, boost, trans temp, HPOP