New to Diesel- 6.0 cold weather question/problem
Ok, so, I am fairly new to diesel. I have an '03 F-250 with the 6.0 which I love, but I have been experiencing some hard-starting issues as the weather gets colder. For all I know it could just be typical, but I'd like to do what I can to relieve it or fix it if need be.
I purchased the truck about 7 months ago with the only known performance modifications being the typical intake/exhaust combo.
I typically leave for work about 0515hrs and as the cold weather moves in for the season, I have been been experiencing the following-
- Extremely rough idle upon start up, takes a while to get to normal
- about 15- 30 seconds of alot this white/light gray smoke
Due to the fact that I have to park a ways from the house, plugging in at night is not an option really. I do plan on an additive formulated for cold weather to help though hopefully.
So, my question is-
Is this typical? Or does it appea I may have a problem on my hands?
Also, is there anything I can do to help with combat the cold?