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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2009, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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Time for an update: No power to the controller = the guys that put the engine in neglected to connect the power cable to the stud on the solenoid, when the engine that was installed was removed from the donor truck they cut the cable, it appeared to be connected, hook power up and presto,the controller works. Problem, when I made it work one of the glow plug was fubar and cooked the lead going to it, lucky I scored a glow plug harness from a guy that bought an engine from the local salvage yard. I bought a set of new Bosch GP's off Ebay for $29 shipped (should have them in a few days), with the harness and the new plugs we have it licked I think.
Thank you for all of your support to solve this, I'll post an update when the new plugs are in.
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i would send those bosch glow plugs back if you can, or just throw them in the garbage without putting them in and install a set of these.
7.3 Liter Diesel Motorcraft Glow Plugs - Ford 7.3 Liter Diesel Motorcraft Glow Plug


this will save you the aggravation of changing them in a few weeks when the bosch glow plugs burn out.

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It finally was cold enough (40*) to test the repaired GP system, key on WTS light on, off, turn to start from on and it lit straight away! No more blinking WTS after it is running, runs smooth right away too.
Thanks to everyone for the help, I put the Bosch GP's in anyway, I guess they'll do until they don't.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Alright! It has been in the high 20's this morning (somewhat of a cold snap for so fla) and the truck hasn't been started for a week, key on-WTS light-WTS off- hit starter lit straight away!!
I'd say this is a winner, thanks again to everyone for all the help
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I have the same problem but I have a 1994 idi turbo, so I have put in a new controller and new glow plugs last week, I drove it for two days and the glow plugs where all gone like purely just burned away not broken off burned away like gone,so I am putting a new set in temporally,but I need Some help I only rebuilt a 1990 7.3 diesel engine,but this engine is beyond me it has so many dam wires and stuff I'm getting confused is it running to lean or to rich how do I stop the glow plugs from burning up,aka one of the cylinders are not firing what would that be to
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to stop the glow plugs from burning up, ONLY PUT IN MOTORCRAFT ZD-9 GLOW PLUGS.
all other brands are pure garbage, no matter what the idiot behind the counter at the auto parts store tells you.

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