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Old 09-18-2013, 08:44 AM
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5 seconds to start is that too long?

I have a 6.0 and when cold (any temp outside) it takes about 5-6 seconds before it starts. The motor turns over quick but doesn't start instantly. As soon as it starts I can shut it off and it will start in 1-2 seconds after that. The truck runs fine other then the slow starting issue when cold.

Is this normal behavior? It could be 90 degrees outside but if the truck hasn't been running I have to crank it for 5 seconds. It probably wouldn't bother me much if not for the fact I just bought a new truck with a 6.7 and that jumps to life instantly.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:25 PM
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Not really. Lots of things happening in those 5 sec.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:29 PM
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is it like 5, one thousand, or is it like 1,2,3,4,5
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:27 AM
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5 Seconds via stopwatch.
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I was at 4-5 seconds... sometimes. I was told by the dealer that up to 5 sec on this engine is considered "ok". However, after my recent overhaul, and the discovery of a bad glow plug, my time dropped to about 2-3s. I had a lot of work done, so I can't say for sure it was all the glow plug, but that certainly wasn't helping.
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