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  1. 03 F250 Superduty 7.3L 185k miles. Hard to start and no power driving.

    99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine & Drivetrain
    I am new to the diesel scene and just bought my non-working truck a few days ago at a great price. Previous owner said the last time he drove it, it fell on its face and when he went to start it again it wouldn't start so he was done with it. He was the second owner and had it since 07. He made...
  2. Thirsty cold start

    6.9L IDI Diesels (Not Powerstrokes) 1983-1987
    If I pour a half cup of diesel in the intake,it starts up immediately. This is on 1st start of the day. As long as I dont let it sit for more than 5-6 hours it starts every time. But if I dont "prime the pump" it cranks until the battery is dead. What is losing pressure?