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05 F350, high mileage near 280k, start - no start

I have an 05 F350 Service Body truck with about 280k miles. It is a company vehicle that I need to sell. Problem is sometimes it starts, other times it does not. CEL is on, but only code is for #2? glow plug. I also have a handheld where I can see FICM voltage and lots of other things. FICM is 48v almost constant, never dipping too low. Been there with that problem in the past on another 6.0 work truck.

I do not want to dump any money into this truck, just need it to start every time so it can be sold. In addition to being a hard start, it also has to crank for a long time before it fires off. Would any of this point to anything in particular, things to check? I know the truck needs an injector or 2, at leas that is what the local Ford dealer told us, but I don't trust them any further than I can throw them.

Thank you in advance for pointers and advice.
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You could have an internal oil leak, but you need more information.

2006 F250 Lariat Supercrew, ESOF 4x4, 18" tires, FX 4, HD Alt., block heater, Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Upfitters, power rear window, cab lights - delivered 10/25/05

Ford Remote Start; High idle mod; Timbren load levelers, Scangauge II, Blue Spring upgrade, Quick Start 200 amp large frame alternator, 2 batteries January 2010; GPCM replace October 2011; 2 EGR valves; EGR Cooler replaced 12/30/11; Performance Machine & Mfg. coolant filter added 1/2/12; Rotella T6 5W40 oil; turned rotors, replaced brake pads for 1st time 1/7/12 101K miles; GPCM, both subharnesses and all 8 glowplugs replaced 1/5/13 at 118,000 miles; 2 Ford batteries replaced under battery warranty twice, the latest 9/18/2015; FICM power supply board replaced with Dorman board 11/20/13. Coolant flushed and replaced with Prestone ELC 9/27/14. STC fitting 10/19/14; Dummy Plugs 11/8/14; Turbo rebuilt 11/29/14; cold side CAC tube and boots replaced with metal tube 1/24/15; replaced hot side boots 1/30/16.
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