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Old 07-10-2011, 09:58 PM
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How long is too long for crank times

I have been reading up on long cranking times and I think my 6.0 is cranking abnormally long for a diesel but I have never had an electronically controlled diesel before. My previous experiences are Duetz engines in our tractors and irrigation pumps and a 1981 Luv pickup, all mechanical stuff.

I wait for the ready to start light to go out and then a few more seconds, maybe 4 or 5, and then it takes about 2-4 seconds of cranking to light off.

The engine spins fine not slow or anything like that I just don't know if that crank time is long or are we talking about 10-20 seconds of crank time as excessive?

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Old 07-10-2011, 11:14 PM
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I wonder about my crank time also. Not sure what a long crank is for a 6.0 either. mine takes about 2-3 seconds to fire up also.
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it depends on the tune for me. if i run my dd tune (spartan hybrid race) it might turn over twice and it starts.
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it depends on the tune for me. if i run my dd tune (spartan hybrid race) it might turn over twice and it starts.
What about your other tunes??
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:28 PM
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I had problems with my truck starting. Thought it might be injectors, or the injector pumps. Nothing too bad 5-7 second start times. Then one day it took 3 - 20 second cranks before it finlly fired up. Ended up being the stand pipe needed to be replaced.
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:23 PM
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On a warm day like today mine takes 3 sec of cranking max and shes running.
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:28 PM
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Hey man... I had the same concerns. I did a youtube search to see how my truck's startup compared with the 30+ others on youtube and discovered mine was no different. Now if yours is having some starting issues, there's a few things that can be wrong like FICM. But do the youtube thing to see how yours compares and go from there.
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:43 PM
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Mine sometimes starts at first turn of the key and other times it might take 2 or 3 seconds but never more than about 3 seconds. It has done this as long as I have had it, 6 years.
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:54 PM
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my diesel tech told me anything between 3 to 6 mississippi seconds is normal.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:03 PM
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I guess it is pretty normal then. 6 seconds is really a long time to me as far as cranking a vehicle. I will actually count the mississippis the next time I start er up and I will post up the results.

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