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post #1 of 5 Old 11-28-2010, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Trouble shooting question?

?Ok, I know this might sound stupid but I have to ask. If you had a potential issue with Injector, FICM etc. etc. would the little wrench or check engine light come on? I am planning on getting a scan tool as I let my last one go with my truck I just sold. But would you just get codes on the injectors, or FICM or would you get the light on the dash? I don't have any thing showing as far as a check engine light.

2005 6.0 Automatic. Having cold start issues, and the trans doesn't want to shift while it's cold. It's like the engine isn't creating enough torque and it's stuttering. Once it warms up it drives fine.

Thought about just bringing it into the dealer as I am sure they have far more advanced scanning equipment than I can get. Should I or shouldn't I?

Is this Auto ingenuity worth it? Or should I just bring it into a dealer?

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Sounds like stiction

Sounds like you have stiction problems. First, plug the block heater in if you have one. It helps a lot.

Second, I dont' think the stiction will throw a code and will run terrible when cold. In fact, they sometimes run terrible until within a few degrees of normal operating temp.

Third, if you are talking about an OBD II scanner you get at autozone, it won't show you much. A lot in here go and get the autoenginuity laptop scanner or something similar. You can do a lot with that.

Back to the problem. I was having pretty bad stiction when cold. Same symptoms as yours. Block heater helped some. Used some Rev-x and it helped a lot. Cured about 80-85% on day one and it has been getting a little better. I plan on trying the rotella 5t to see if it will cure the rest. There are several threads talking about the 5T.

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Sounds like you have stiction problems. First, plug the block heater in if you have one. It helps a lot.

Second, I dont' think the stiction will throw a code and will run terrible when cold. In fact, they sometimes run terrible until within a few degrees of normal operating temp.

Third, if you are talking about an OBD II scanner you get at autozone, it won't show you much. A lot in here go and get the autoenginuity laptop scanner or something similar. You can do a lot with that.

Back to the problem. I was having pretty bad stiction when cold. Same symptoms as yours. Block heater helped some. Used some Rev-x and it helped a lot. Cured about 80-85% on day one and it has been getting a little better. I plan on trying the rotella 5t to see if it will cure the rest. There are several threads talking about the 5T.

Good luck
I planned on switching the oil, and I will try Rev-X. If that doesn't do it I guess I will be investing in Auto enginuity.
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I would go with the stiction.. I have the same problem in the mornings... just changed to the T5 and that seems to help..
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Just ordered this Rev X stuff after reading up on it.

question is I just had a oil change, well the dealer changed it for me. Should I just try the Rev X (oil has maybe 500 miles on it), or go ahead and change to the Rotella? I'm thinking adding the rev x to the oil in the truck. Any insight to this?

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