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2 Minor Issues

I have two small things that im trying to figure out. First, sometimes when i crank my truck it will spin a couple times and fire right up to the idel. Other times it will spin over a slight bit longer and fire at a very low RPM and make its way up to idle, only take a couple secs but its very noticeable. Any ideas.

Second, My brother in law was following me the other day and when i got on it to pass some one he said a small puff of blue smoke came out and it did it a couple times when passing.

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No one has any tips?

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my 04 with the Six Oh did the startup and low crappy idle the other day for the first time... Has'nt done it since, and i was low on fuel, just assumed it was related to that. I dunno. Sorry any help I know...

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my truck dose the same thing starting i think it might have something to do with having original glow plugs i am going to be changing mine soon.

blue smoke from i understand is oil. i know for a 6.0 it wouldn't be out of the ordinary to see a bad turbo. you could even pull the intake tube at the turbo inlet and see if there is heavy oil residue.

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My intake tubes look clean.

I guess it might be the Glow plugs. It usually wont do it if its really warm but if its been sitting for a while it will do it. Is it a big job to replace the glow plugs? Is there a better aftermarket set up that is recomended? Thanks

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it is not glowplugs,you need to hook it up to a scanner and check it while cranking,could be icp or maybe hpop orings leaking who knows without scanner.and the blue smoke could also be a number of things,orings on injectors leaking,turbo like said above.

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What would i need to watch on the scanner. I have access to a Snap-on unit.

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you need to keep an eye on your icp pressure while cranking and see if it is working properly,it has been awile since i had one hooked on a 6oh.you can also check for codes you could also buzz injectors and cont.test to see if you have any other issues.that is just were i would start especially if you have a scanner handy that you can use.

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Ok thanks. I may hook it up tonight to see what the ICP Pressure is. What should it be when cranking?

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i think it needs 500,that should be about right.like i said it have been awile.i have also seen that problem with 6.0 that only need a new reflash from the dealer so that might also be a option if you find nothing else.

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