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so i have been having hard starts more often now. i can let the truck idle for a few mins and shut it off. the next crank takes a few secs longer than normal to fire up. someone told me it could be the ipr going out. b4 i spend $$$ i just want to know if that was the issue or its something else. oil has been changed and is full (with 15qts) and has a new fuel filter. plus the napa air filter isnt dirty...yet. just a grey tint on the white paper.


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weak hpop maybe

Typical cummins owner.

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is there any way to test the engine to get a definate answer?

this only has 125k on the engine

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If you don't have access to good scanning tool that can read the pressure for you then you could make an oil pressure reading tool for about $60 at any good hydraulics store. Get one with hose rated to over 3000 lbs working (about 12,000 burst). Or, for a little bit more, there is a guy on ebay that has brand new IPRs for under about $85. Also, check that your ICP is working correctly (see if there is any oil in the top of it).
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