Join Date: May 2001
Location: Seattle, WA
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Re: Starting before glow-plug light is out...
Try avoid short cycling your start-ups. My wife, being new to diesels, did this a few times on our new Excursion and she wasted the glow plug controller. Luckily it was still under warrantee. The service advisor says it happens all the time when you short-cycle the plugs. Be patient and wait for the light to go off and it will save you a trip to the dealer. If you want the full story on this mishap do a search on "OBDII" where I talk about using my new code reader to find my starting problem.
1989 F-350 Crewcab, 7.3 diesel, 4X4, 150k, XLT, 5 sp, 4.10, matched flowed injectors, dual 3" exhaust side ported, cut air cleaner bowl, Holley red fuel pump, Rancho 9000s, Alcoas.
2001 Excursion POWESTROKE, steel blue, Rancho 9000, Hellwig rear sway bar, Rancho stablilizer, billet fuel door, wife's ride