Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Chugiak Alaska
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Glow plugs stay on after starting. The glow plug light on the dash has no relation to how long the glow plugs are on. Just for fun I ran a led light to the solenoid and can see how long it is on. The starter can start to go bad and cause a lot of draw on the batteries, which in turn don't allow the injectors to fire correctly. The truck will turn over but have intermittent starting issues. If you see this first check the alternator output when running. Should be around 14 volts. A diode can go in the alternator and it will only put out around 12.7 volts and not trip the alternator light. Check and clean all cables/grounds/connections. Check/charge batteries. The motor should spin FAST if all is working well. If not suspect the starter, I have had a few that would turn truck over but when I stuck in the new one it was very clear how slow it was turning. Lots of good posts on the topic.
Overhead readout for MPG is not reliable and gets worse with chip or programer so do mpg calculations by hand. Foot in tank fix is not that hard, do hutch and poon mod at same time.
I would stick with OEM style fuel filter, not cheap but works great. Diesel Orings site is the way to go, set up a account, seems I am getting stuff from them every year. Great parts and service. Not sure on the oil thing, mine is usually black after a few grand so suspect someone changed it I would not worry if it is running good.
When you change the oil there is a few quarts left in the engine, not a big deal
Early 1999 F350 AUTO 4x4 CC LB DRW 4.10 6.0 trans cooler, Front hitch, 2,000 hubs/ brakes, Bilstein shocks/steering stabilizer, Diesel site coolant filter 203 thermostat, EBV delete, new O-rings, new Oil cooler, RIFF RAFF FRX, Glow plug led, Pillar gauges, Lighted cupholder, Painless wiring fuze block, Harpoon/hutch mods, Removed axle blocks. Air bags, 5 wheel hitch, In bed 7 pin plug. Spare tire key delete. KLHANSEN on speed dial. 75,000 as of May 2019