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Don't just keep cranking if it don't start right away' Give the starter a break. It's getting hot because you just keep cranking on it. Any vehicle diesel has glow plugs to heat the fuel chamber to make it start fast. Be sure you are making use of the glow plugs and it will start fast. If your glow plugs are not working, find out why. Could be just the glow plug relay or connection to it. Or possibly the glow plugs are burned out. Either way, you HAVE to have glow plugs in use on a diesel upon initial start up till it's warmed up. Then will start without them. Most are automated system. You just have to wait till the glow plug light goes out to start cranking on it. I hope this helps you to more understand the workings of a diesel cold start system.
The relay is in easy view on the top of the motor, a little to the right side (passenger side). You will see two identical relays. One of them, the large battery cable goes to the intake air heater. The other relay is for your glow-plugs.
Yes, You Can do it. Normally Glow plugs located near the Injectors. But you have to use Rust off Liquid.(WD 40) Because, When you try to remove glow plug it can broken.If glow plug broken you have to dismental your engine Head.
It sounds more like the glow plugs, the older models had trouble out of the module, but the 6.0 is pretty safe from all those problems. And don't forget to use the correct fuel additive for diesel engines, it helps .