Billy Big Rigger
We have a late 99 7.3 F550 at work and the blew it up this summer, cracked a piston, so we got a used 97 engine and swapped everything over, with new injectors, gps, fpr, and hpop. When you try to start it and it's under abput 30 degrees it just spits and sputters and acts like its trying to start but it doesn't. Has a newer starter in it and it cranks over pretty quick. I tried to start it yesterday and thought maybe it was gelled up so I pulled the fuel filter and put half of the housing full of stanydyne fuel treatment and dumped another bottle in the fuel tank as the batteries recharged and left the key on to heat up the fuel and after that it started with about 15 seconds of cranking. I would just like to hear if anyone else has had an issue like this. It's making about 2600 psi of oil while cranking and smokes quiet a bit of white while cranking. Any info would be appreciated. A tiny little squirt of ether will get it to pop off and after it starts once it's good. I shut it off about 3 seconds after I started it the first time and let it sit for a min and it took off just like a warm engine when I tried it again.