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Rough idle after cold start????

After work today started the truck and it had a rough idle for about 2 mins, then stopped. and idled fine. after i unplug it at home it dont have the rough idle like if i start it after work. any ideas guys?? im stumped on it!!

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Stiction. Read link in sig. Won't do it when plugged in because the engine is warm. After work, your engine is cold and doesn't like it.
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I dont have an idea 4 u but I do have a question. I have a 2005 f250 that doesn't have a plug-in block heater do you know if I can install one so it can start smoother? I heard that "ford" already installs the heater just doesnt have a plug so u have to just by the plug & hook it up to the block heater which is supose to be right above the starter but I havent looked yet. Do you know how I can install the heater block or what I have to do to get it installed?
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so i need to change my oil to 10-w30? i dont pull alot but i do pull from time to time.

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There is a few guys on here who tow a lot with the T5 and their trucks seem fine.

Roadrunner I believe is one with 10w-30 John Deere oil and his oil reports are great and he tows. A few others so, yes, it's ok.
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UPDATE

started the truck before i left work today, and no rough idle. fired right up. thanks for all the help guys.

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so changing the oil fixed your problem? Glad to hear it!

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I dont have an idea 4 u but I do have a question. I have a 2005 f250 that doesn't have a plug-in block heater do you know if I can install one so it can start smoother? I heard that "ford" already installs the heater just doesnt have a plug so u have to just by the plug & hook it up to the block heater which is supose to be right above the starter but I havent looked yet. Do you know how I can install the heater block or what I have to do to get it installed?
Yes, I would contact International. Getting the cord from Ford will be 2 or 3 times as much as the one from Interantional.
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the cords cheap on ebay, I remember seeing one before.

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