Re: Starting issue
What are the outside temps when you're attempting to start it up? Also, are you waiting for the glowplug light to turn off before attempting to start? It is normal for a diesel to take longer. In fact, Ford says 3-5 seconds is acceptable for this engine....though I've never had it take more than 2.5 or so.
2004 Excursion 6.0
New HPOP/HPO system o-rings; Updated standpipes and dummy plugs
EGR delete; Rebuilt oil cooler; CCV collection mod
VR Black Diamond head gaskets and ARP studs
Oil and coolant bypass filters; Shell EC-1 coolant
Rebuilt turbo; 250 amp alt; 6000 watts of brain scrambling
One giant 240 pound English Mastiff riding shotgun!