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Old 01-26-2010, 06:34 PM
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Glow Plug Help !!!

Evening - Have a 1996 F250 7.3L that doesn't start up when cold. Just get a large white smoke cloud. However if I plug the truck in over night it starts right up (no white smoke or very little). I ordered 8 new Bosch glow plugs, but am a little hesitant on if I should use them and if glow plugs are the right place to start. New it everything diesel so I appreciate any help or guidance.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:43 PM
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have you checked your GPR?
it could be one or both....how many miles?
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:52 PM
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Troubleshooting GPR & GP's

heres a link
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:54 PM
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GPR ? Is that the glow plug relay ~ trying to educate myself as I go. The truck as just shy of 250,000 miles. As far as I know it has always been in Texas, but I will be driving it in Chicago. Right now it is in Seattle and when the temp drops below 40 degrees if it isn't plug in, it wont start. So looking into what I should do before taking it into 20 degree weather.

I bought 8 new Bosch glow plugs but have read that they are junk ?

Also if you all know of what else I should replace I am appreciative of what you could pass on to a newbie !!
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:55 PM
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Thanks Chuck, appreciate your time
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:59 PM
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it could be your glow plug wires are melted where they come through the valve cover gasket. had this happen to me a couple of times.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:01 PM
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bosh is junk... take em back, buy motorcraft from ford. I know there pricey, but worth it. Your correct with GPR. After finding its bad, or not... I'd order a Stansor Relay....use the search .... do some reading on where you can get it and the exact part #. I ordered mine thru mouser electronics. Even after paying 2 day shipping...I came out a $1 ahead of the dealer cost for a stock GPR....
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Thank you for all the advise ! Will repost when I am done with the work and let you all know how it all came out
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Ok one last question is AC Delco parts the same as Motocraft ?
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:18 PM
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Motorcraft plugs

I just bought a set from Yocum Ford in PA via thier internet sales department, paid $10.33 each, list $24.95. Took 3 days to get them in my hands in NH.

Call Chuck Kratz at 215-368-4676 or parts@yocumford.com
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