I'm experiencing a cold start issue where the truck doesn't want to start and requires prolonged cranking intervals before it will start. And once it does it is blowing white smoke.
I've just received my fuel pressure gauge and hose (will be installing tonight...hopefully) to see if I have adequate fuel pressure. And I will hopefully be buying a service manual and autoenginuity next month when I can afford it.
Till then, I've been looking around and after a few searches found some possible answers. And I will be checking the oil level in the HPOP reservoir when I get home from work, as some of the posts I've read mention a leaking HPOP reservoir.
But this post, hard start, long crank, no smoke
, is both informative and puzzling to me.
After reading it, it does sound like I may have an internal leak in my HPOP reservoir. But the last couple of posts have me wondering what is normal with my tach. It seems like I can crank all day, the tach will read approx. 500 rpm, and the engine won't start...until the tach drops to 0 rpm.
Then it fires right up and the tach reads normal.
That makes me wonder if I have a bad CPS.
But once my truck is started, and warm, it will run fine all day. It does have a little of what I will call an intermittent hesitation, or slipping, when it is cold. And I have read that this might be symptoms of bad injectors. But in this same post, Excavator has mentioned a symptom of a bad IPR as:
Ipr can also cause surging problems when driving.
So until I can get a scanner, (and would anyone recommend using one from autozone?) has anyone experienced the tach dropping out when the truck begins to start? Is this a normal symptom of a leaking HPOP reservoir? And is the surging/slipping another indicator of HPOP issues?