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When it cold and i start my truck it idles really rough almost like a car with a huge cam is that normal? but it only for like 15 seconds?
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how cold is it? and also it a 7.3 or a 6.0

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Plug It in....its a big displacement non spark ignition engine..if that doesnt solve the problem. i was told by a PSD mech. that he has tried many things to stop that even when plugged in..he changed the clutch on a truck and the shake stopped...so i dont know what to tell you if the plug in doesnt help..my truck does it when not plugged in for like 5 sec. in cold weather.
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about like 28 and its a 6.0
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im do not know much bout the 6.0 but i could tell you bout the 7.3. but i think it just might be that international is a little rough in the cold cause every international i have does that when its cold out side. try plugging it in

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i plugged it in last night and it didnt do it guess it just when i dont plug it in... but now the check engine light keeps going on and off ah haha
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Ford issues a TSB on this issue a while back, here is their offical statement from Dieselmann's website.

"94-03 7.3 Idle Lope on Cold Start:
Ford has determined that the engine loping on a cold start is a characteristic of the engine. They are recommending to use a lower viscosity oil--10W-30 meeting API service CH-4 or CI4--to reduce the condition. They also suggest plugging in the block heater when outside temperatures are below 30 degrees and/or waiting up to two minutes with the key on before starting the engine to allow the glow plugs to fully heat the cylinders. Broadcast Message 1050."

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My 03 6.0 sounds like I got the nastiest cam in my truck. Thats normal especially if you have a chip. But mine doesn't do it if its plugged in. I kinda like it though!

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My 03 6.0 sounds like I got the nastiest cam in my truck. Thats normal especially if you have a chip. But mine doesn't do it if its plugged in. I kinda like it though!
You wouldn't like that sound if you knew what it was doing to your injectors! You guys need a lighter weight oil for cold temps. My truck doesn't do that anymore with 5W40.
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is there any way to tell if u have a chip? cause i just bought it
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