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trouble this morning hard start
I went up to lake tahoe this weekend and the temps were unusally cold even for there. Last night I parked my truck in the hotel parking lot about 9. This morning I went to start the truck and I cycled the glow plugs about 3 times. I then tried to start it and nothing it wanted to start but snorted and nothing I did not want to hold the key too long. I tried about 5 times then went back in to the hotel and came out 45 min later and tried again and on the 4th try it started and bucked and came to life. I will note that the temps overnight was -16 and when I went to start the truck it was -2 and no it wasnt plugged in due to the fact that it was in a hotel parking lot. My oil temp was 0 according to my gauges. I did change the oil last wed and put in some Rev-x. Do you guys think it was just the cold that really hindered the truck starting up?
Also wanted to add that the first few tries to start and the truck was cranking really slow but after I was able to start it and bring the oil temp up to 100 degrees I shut down waited a min and restarted and it cranked normaly and at normal speed. I drove about 350 miles home and no problems.
2005 F250 CCSB Lariat
6" fabtech lift procomp shocks|dual steering stablizer with ES2000|35" Toyo open country MT|20x12 XD Diesels|Banks ram air intake|Banks turbo back Monster exhaust W cat delete|polished diff cover
Edge Juice Platinum with attitude
Zoodad|Ford bedrug|Amp Steps|2011 tailgate|2012 taillights,3rd brake light,rear view mirrors|paint matched handles,tailgate handles,mirror caps|2013 rear bumper
Last edited by westcoast; 01-13-2013 at 10:31 PM.