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How many glowplugs can be bad and the truck still start? I got the plugs on the Passenger side changed tonight before it got dark. I only had one bad one on that side. I check them as I pull them out by hooking them directly to the battery with jumper cables. Now I have one better one than before and it still wouldn't start. I had replaced a bad one on this side last year as well and it started like a champ. I put a used one in though, that's why I'm just replacing them all with brand new this year. I'm wondering how many I will find bad on the driver's side tomorrow. I would guess all of them. Also, can anyone tell me the torque on the plugs?

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1996 F-250 extended cab long box five speed. Home made Tymar, 203 Stat, 60 gal in bed fuel cell, 315/75's, no muffler, ebpv welded open 3" to 3" DP, Babies. 290K, still chugging, and still smoking when cold.

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Mine was starting with difficulty but with four bad and one unplugged (three working glow plugs).

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It's not the GPR. I replaced it with a Stan-cor last year when I was having trouble starting and I verified it just to make sure. I also changed a plug on the passenger side at the same time last year because I had the valve cover off anyway. I didn't do the driver's side then. I finished replacing all of my plugs today and it turns out that 5 of them were bad (all four on the driver's side, one on the passenger's side). I have 8 brand new ones in there now so hopefully I'll be ok for a while.

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It's not the GPR. I replaced it with a Stan-cor last year when I was having trouble starting and I verified it just to make sure. I also changed a plug on the passenger side at the same time last year because I had the valve cover off anyway. I didn't do the driver's side then. I finished replacing all of my plugs today and it turns out that 5 of them were bad (all four on the driver's side, one on the passenger's side). I have 8 brand new ones in there now so hopefully I'll be ok for a while.
If you had 5 bad GP...your cold starting should improve now with new plugs

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