[QUOTE I really like my 8.3 Cummins... I think the starter may... and I mean may... turn the engine over one revolution before the engine fires... maybe even less than a revolution?[/QUOTE]
My 1997 8.3 is exactly the same as you describe and while idling it is very smooth as compared to the Cat I use to own, and the Cat was really good but very cold blooded.
1997 American Eagle 40 EVS
with 325 Cummins & Spartan chassis