hard to start when motor is cold - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 33 Old 01-05-2008, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: new smyrna bch.
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Angry hard to start when motor is cold

My first thread,this is a great site. I have a 2005 6.0L when the motor is cold not air temp (florida ) it cranks for a while before it starts. But when the motor is warm it fires right up. I had the batteries replaced a a few days ago they were bad. And it still does the samething. I took it to the ford dealer and they couldn't find antyhing wrong but replaced the glow plug relay just in case. That wasn't the problem either. I have just over 80,000 miles on it. Does anybody have an idea what it might be. THANKS
tntf250 is offline  
post #2 of 33 Old 01-05-2008, 03:53 PM
KVFD
 
redstroker_2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Posts: 4,061
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via MSN to redstroker_2002
no clue but here is a bump for the techs!!

-Josh

2008 2500 LMM- Deleted, Blocked, Fueled, & Tuned by:
redstroker_2002 is offline  
post #3 of 33 Old 01-05-2008, 04:27 PM
SMOKE ROLLER

 
Rescuediver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: North Augusta, South Carolina
Posts: 1,994
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
First welcome 2 the ORG... I vacation in New Smyrna every year & dive with Sea Dogs. Have to look you up in May. Any way when you say cold do you mean 60 deg weather or 20 deg weather. My 05 starts hard when it gets below 30 or so, I just plug the block heater in and she starts like a dream every morning when its cold. I'm in South Carolina so it's like FL not real cold around here...

TERRY

BIG RED - SOLD
4" SILVERLINE TB
SCT w/Edge INSIGHT
6" Superlift w/ 37" TOYO'S on 20's
Accufab Elbow
Lots of Recon Lights
HID Headlights & Foglights
Train Horns
SNOW H2O/Meth
Rescuediver is offline  
post #4 of 33 Old 01-05-2008, 04:31 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Abrannan19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Jacksonville,Fl
Posts: 3,352
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Abrannan19
how long is "a while" 10 seconds, 20 seconds? does it turn over fast or slow? what oil are you running? how long has it been since your last oil change? have you changed your fuel filters?

Adam Brannan

First Coast Diesel Performance

Abrannan19 is offline  
post #5 of 33 Old 01-05-2008, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: new smyrna bch.
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
It's warm 60 deg. it takes about 10 seconds,and turns over fast.I run rotella 15/40 and change it every 3000 to 3500. Fuel filters have been changed. Thanks for your help
tntf250 is offline  
post #6 of 33 Old 01-05-2008, 05:54 PM
duct tape & zip ties

 
bigcountrysg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Willis, MI
Posts: 10,761
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to bigcountrysg
When the engine is cold it takes more to build up heat. The cylinders are cold so they will require more time to build up the heat to burn the diesel. After the engine is warm the cylinders are warm and require less time to build up the heat to fire.

When you are saying it takes longer to start when it is cold. What exactly do you mean. Like do you mean 5-10 seconds of cranking before it fires. Or do you mean like 10-20 seconds of crankiing before it fires. If it is taking 10-20 seconds of the engine turning over, then you may have a problem. If it is 5-10 seconds of the engine turning over, then I would say that is pretty much normal.

Up here in the north with temps below freezing and engine been sitting over night. With out having the block heater plugged in my truck still fires up with in 10-20 seconds of the engine turning over.


Your Actions Today, Decide Your Future Tomorrow

2005 6.0 Crew Cab Long Box Lariat, current truck

2004 6.0 destroyed by contaminated fuel

2002 7.3L burnt
bigcountrysg is offline  
post #7 of 33 Old 01-05-2008, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: new smyrna bch.
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The truck started doing this a few months ago it cranks for about 10 sec before it starts.It always cranked right over thats why I'm concerned. It even does it when it sits at work for 8-10 hrs.
tntf250 is offline  
post #8 of 33 Old 01-05-2008, 06:15 PM
duct tape & zip ties

 
bigcountrysg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Willis, MI
Posts: 10,761
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to bigcountrysg
Quote:
Originally Posted by tntf250 View Post
The truck started doing this a few months ago it cranks for about 10 sec before it starts.It always cranked right over thats why I'm concerned. It even does it when it sits at work for 8-10 hrs.
Well if the glowplug relay is working. I would check the glowplugs out then.


Your Actions Today, Decide Your Future Tomorrow

2005 6.0 Crew Cab Long Box Lariat, current truck

2004 6.0 destroyed by contaminated fuel

2002 7.3L burnt
bigcountrysg is offline  
post #9 of 33 Old 01-05-2008, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: new smyrna bch.
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yeah I guess I'll take it back to the dealer I've been looking to see if anybody on this site has had this problem but nobody has just my luke.
tntf250 is offline  
post #10 of 33 Old 01-05-2008, 06:49 PM
Desert Shield/Storm Vet

 
vitalidle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Munising, MI.
Posts: 9,092
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yeah 10 seconds seems a little long but not really excessive should be 3-5 seconds if everthing is working normal. I would try plugging it in to see if it improves the start time.

2002 F-250 4x4 EC, SRW, SB
Auto 93,000 miles
DP Tuner F5
ATS Compressor and 1.0 Exhaust housing high flow back plate
Turbo Back 4" Silverline Exhaust Mbrp Muffler Delete
Isspro Trans,Pyro,Boost Triple Pod
Fumoto Oil Drain Valve
AIH Delete With Boost Fitting

vitalidle is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome