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Old 03-15-2010, 07:40 AM
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15w40 to 5w40 Cold Start Problems

After much reading and recommendations from you guys I made the switch from 15w40 to 5w40. Now when my truck is cold it fires up really rough. It seems like it over revs and misses and acts ups for about 5 seconds before it settles down. Both of our shop trucks are stock 6.0 with 15w40 and they fire up great. Mine just started doing this since I changed my oil. It seems like the basic mods I have done to "help" my 6.0 last and run better have only caused me problems. My truck ran better stock. Any help or ideas?
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:38 PM
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For the evening. Any ideas?
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:36 AM
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This doesn't answer your question but I was curious what kind of oil are you running?
I am running AMSOIL 15w40 and was able to start at -10F, thought about switching to a 5w40 but figured if I could start at -10 with out plugging in I should be OK. I'm not necessarliy an AMSOIL guy but definetly like the synthetic.
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