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"wait to start"

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O.K. guys,
I'm slowly working out the bugs in this "new to me" truck and have another question.....when I got the truck....the "wait to start" light would come on for about 4 er 5 seconds and go that time, I would hit the key and the truck would start fine.....last week, it started rolling over more before it would start so I asked about injectors and glow plugs here.....yesterday, the "wait to start" light flashes on when you turn the key...stays on about 1 second....and goes out and the chimes beep faster like its ready to start.....I hit the starter and it rolls over about 10 seconds or so before it starts....and it started like it was on cold diesel....I dont think the glow plugs are heating......also, when the light goes out, there is a loud clicking noies under the hood that is repititous and the amp meter jumps up and down along with this clicking. Almost like something is kicking in and out! Any ideas here? Thanks for all the great info. here and the quick response to my thing at a time and we'll get this blue oval back to where she should be!
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Thanks for all the return posts guys.
I figured it was a GP prob. after searching back and reading through the archives.....I've elected to just go ahead and buy a whole new set of the motorcraft/beru's and replace all of them. While I'm at injectors and copper washers...and the return line kit too! That way I know what I have to start with.
It seems as the previous owner has replaced the IP as it is bead blasted and looks to be brand new! All the service records of oil changes and filter changes are in the glove box too so the truck was taken pretty good care of. Also, there's a new belt tensioner and fan clutch.....all the hoses and the belt is new also.
If I were to install the Banks Turbo system on this truck, what would it do to power/ and fuel economy....I know the turbo's will liven these diesels up but with 180,000 miles....I'm not sure if the old girl needs all that extra umphh, but I dont know diesels so I thought I'd ask opinions on this! Right now I'm running a 4.10 rear gear but I'm thinking of replacing this rear with a 3.55 to gain a little more highway speed at less r.p.m.'s. I know this will increase speed and decrease power but will it be a noticeable difference in power?
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