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Howdy, I'm new here and new to the diesel truck thing. I've owned several trucks, all gas until now. Just picked up a '89 F250 ext cab 2x4 with 95K miles. Real nice truck, has had an easy non towing life. Lots of maintenance records. I just did the usual full service/oil, filter change, check fluids etc. Next i will service the trany, rear gear, bleed brakes and flush radiator. The 3 sp auto trany shifts hard until it is warmed up. Will a good professional trany flush/sercice cure this? When the engine is cold, like over night, it has to crank for 4-5 seconds before it fires. Do i have some glow plugs out? How do I check these and are they easy to replace? My "Wait to start" light does not work. I just wait a while before I crank it. Is that tough to track down and fix? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!