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Old 03-18-2010, 05:24 PM
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its just a thought, but, as far as the starting problem when hot, i had this problem on 1 of my old vehicles. it seemed strange to me at the time, but, i ended up fixing it by buying a different battery with more cranking power
please DO NOT spray starter fluid into a gas engines intake!!!
there are at least 2 reasons why you shouldn't do this
1) if your air intake parts have any kind of coating, starter fluid will dissolve the coating
2) if you spray a bit to much into vehicle with a gas engine, you could over rev the engine & do damage, major or minor
if you want to give your engine a shot of anything, use WD-40, its highly flammable & can't harm your engine if you should spray too much
( i have heard that nothing should be sprayed into the newer throttle body systems to start it, but, i have not researched it)
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Hello and welcome to the forum! Glad to have you here! Well this sounds like a pretty odd problem. I would not know where to start with it. You seemed to have replaced most of the stuff that I thought of.

Maybe try changing the plugs? If it wont start till it cool something doesn't like the heat
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Welcome to the forum. Sounds like a no fuel(since ether works), but it continues to run after the starting fluid. That's odd. Next time, try turning the key to the on position a couple of times before you actually try to start it. Do you have any codes? Also, what engine do you have? Keep us posted.
thanks for the suggestion,I get no codes, the check engine light doesn't come on, I have a 5.9 turbo cummins, it does act like it's getting no fuel,but the pressure checks good,can't help but think something is getting warm,expanding and maybe sucking air in,just can't figure out where?? Thanks again!! y'all are all so nice & helpful, wish I had found this site about 4 years ago!!:
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Sounded like you probably had a diesel. I don't know much about them. Hopefully, someone who does will chime in. Good luck.
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this is almost nuts

yesterday i posted about getting a battery with more cranking amps, to solve your problem, last night my neighbor came over & his car with a large V-8 engine, has had starting problems & it turns out that when he bought a battery less than 30 days ago, they sold him an undersized battery, it didn't even fill the battery box, yesterday the battery store looked at his car again, (different salesman), & they ended up giving him a full sized battery from Interstate, no more starting problems
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