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Old 01-15-2008, 04:47 PM
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Hard to start?

Im noticing my truck is hard to start now that Im running Bio from a local station. Its b99 I belive. The truck will turn over and over, but nothing. Then when it finally starts alot of white smoke comes out. Is this normal?
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:24 PM
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Sounds like your glow plug system went out. Try plugging it in overnight. If it starts better then I would say the glow plug system.
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Sounds like your glow plug system went out. Try plugging it in overnight. If it starts better then I would say the glow plug system.
OK that sound right. I know the glow plug relay is out or going out, but it has been bad for a year or so. I has just never been this hard to start before, so I thought it might be the fuel. How long do I leave it plugged in for? Can I leave it plugged in too long? Also do I leave it plugged in while Im trying to start it? Thanks for the help.
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You can leave it plugged in all night if you like, but it really only needs a couple of hours to be effective. I don't unplug mine until after I start it in the morning...makes no difference either way.

If your truck is a Ca. emissions vehicle you will have a glow plug controller instead of a relay.
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You can leave it plugged in all night if you like, but it really only needs a couple of hours to be effective. I don't unplug mine until after I start it in the morning...makes no difference either way.

If your truck is a Ca. emissions vehicle you will have a glow plug controller instead of a relay.
OK, thanks. How hard is it to swap the controler out? Any ideas?
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Well I left it plugged in, and it started up fine! Thanks
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Good deal. At least you know it's just a parts changing exercise.
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