Hey guys I have a 2000 powerstroke and I'm having some hard start issues. When I got it the guy indicated that it is "cold natured" due to needing glow plugs. He supplied a brand new box of 8 plugs with the truck. So far I have installed the new glow plugs, tested the glow plug relay which is fine, installed new UVCH's and pigtails, new fuel filter, new thermostat, fresh rotella t oil and filter, new starter, new batteries, new block heater, and K&N filter. The truck runs awesome when it's warm but getting it to start if the temp is below 35° is very difficult. Not sure if this is common or not for a 7.3 but I have to plan an extra 45-60 minutes in if I want to drive it anywhere when it's cold. I've tried cycling the glow plugs 3-4 times and it still just cranks and cranks. It sound like its wanting to start but the only time it will is if I keep cranking it or plug the block heater up for 30-45 minutes. I know they run rough until they warm up but even getting to that part is hard for me. I don't know what else it could be? My friend had a 7.3 and he said he could crank it in any weather for about 10-15 seconds and it was running. 10 minutes later it was warm enough to drive. He said he never plugs his trucks in. When I plug it in, my electric meter spins like a top. I wouldn't mind if it had a thermostat so it wasn't ways drawing 1500 watts but it don't. I can't leave it plugged in all the time and pay a $250-300 electric bill every month. Any suggestions? Thanks guys.