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#1 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted March 23, 2010 - 05:05 AM

Just bought another truck yesterday.It's a 1993 ford F250 4x4 diesel.The truck is in really good shape with only 182 thousand KMs on it.It does have a problem though,it takes a lot of cranking to start whether it is cold on warm.I was told that it was a glow plug problem,but that shouldn't cause a problem when it is warm should it ? It acts to me like the fuel is bleeding back in the line away from the engine.Any thoughts on this ?

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Posted March 23, 2010 - 05:17 AM

Usually just the compression is enough to fire off a diesel. Especially when it is warm. It does sound like it may be loosing prime. I would check the fuel lines and filter(s) to see if it is getting air in the system. The big cat that was in my peterbilt didn't have glow plugs and a lot of the newer diesels don't have them either and they should only really be for cold weather starting. I am not real familiar with the powerstrokes though. Congrats on the new truck though.

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Posted March 23, 2010 - 05:56 AM

I am going to change the fuel filter and check the lines,then go from there I guess.

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Posted March 23, 2010 - 08:37 PM

Is it the IDI or a Powerstroke

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Posted March 24, 2010 - 02:10 AM

Being its a 93 it will be an IDI (Indirect Injection) with a Stanadyne DB2 injection pump(Same pump as was used on the 6.5 GM diesel).

The later Powerstrokes used a Caterpillar developed HEUI (hydrulic electric unit injection) that used a High pressure oil pump to pressurize the fuel at the injector.

With any IDI motor it will be a bear to start with out glowplugs.

Is this truck turboed?

I would check these things and report back

1. Glow plugs
2. Check for air leaks
3. put new FF's on
4. Check lift pump

To check for air leaks get a buddy to pressurize the tank with a rag and shop air while you look for fuel drips.

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Posted March 24, 2010 - 04:45 AM

Yes it has a Banks Sidewnder turbo on it,and it has a brand new lift pump just put on before I got it ( about 2 weeks ago ).I will probably feel stupid when you tell me,but what do you mean by FF's ?

Edited by mjodrey, March 24, 2010 - 04:57 AM.


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Posted March 24, 2010 - 05:20 AM

You need the glow plugs to work all of them, the better they work the easier to start.
Any fuel leaks even on the return line will cause you air to get in the system and you loose your prime.

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Posted March 24, 2010 - 05:30 AM

Thanks guys,I will do some checking using your suggestions.If you come up with anything else,I'm all ears.

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Posted March 24, 2010 - 05:35 AM

Good luck to ya, Maynard. I'm guessing FF is fuel filter???

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Posted March 24, 2010 - 09:37 AM

Good luck to ya, Maynard. I'm guessing FF is fuel filter???


I suspect your right Bill,and if you are then I do feel a little stupid.:rofl2:

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Posted March 24, 2010 - 11:43 PM

Yep Bills right FF=Fuel filters

Was the truck originaly equipped with a turbo or was it an NA(naturaly aspirated) motor to begin with?

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Posted March 25, 2010 - 04:29 AM

I am not 100% sure ,but I think it was naturaly aspirated.It's an early '93,built in March.

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Posted March 25, 2010 - 04:01 PM

Yep an early 93 should be an NA truck they didn't start turboing them til mid year 93 and 94

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Posted March 31, 2010 - 09:02 AM

How have ya made out with the truck Maynard?

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Posted March 31, 2010 - 01:31 PM

Well ,I have been a little busy so I haven't got at the truck yet.When I do,I will let you know what I find.




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