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I have a 2001 ford f-250 7.3 and i have to cycle the plugs atleast 6 times before it starts even when its 60 degrees outside and it almosts kills the batteries ever time. The batteries are new so is the fuel filter the starter was rebuild 4 months ago. If anyone can help please do so Thanks!!!!!!
 

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How much does a GPR cost??

a lot less for the 7.3L (than the 6.0L) !

depending on where you buy it...50 bucks...the ford OEM unit
is more expensive and considered to be somewhat inferior...but
sometimes you gotta buy what you can get your hands on <quickly>
 

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couldnt tell you...one is mail order
the other has a brick and motar store
to pay for.

the stancor relay is a heavier duty unit btw.
 

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welcome to SDD

NAPA relay 109 is an automotive realy, basically the same thing as the OEM unit.

The Stancor relay is a 'generic' relay, also rated for much more capacity. Guzzle's page is good on the upgrade. I will be doing that this spring. Its not application specific.

You may also want to take a look at Dieselmann's page on diagnosing hard starts-

PowerStroke diagnosis

other things to check would be oil level (it won't run if the oil is too low),

IIRC, you can run a scan or manually check the resistance of the glow plugs to see if any are bad.

I would also check battery and ground cables to make sure that you have good connections.

dennis

ps: go to the user panel and put your truck info in your signature so we know what all you have done to it so far.
 
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