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Hard Start Issue
Hi folks.... I have been doing some searching and I think I may have narrowed it down but I want to run this by all of you do see what you think.
The issue is now that the weather is cooling down my truck is getting hard to start. First thing in the AM I will crank for about 10 seconds once the glow plug light goes out and there is nothing but cranking. After about 10 seconds I will cycle the key, wait for the light again then crank away and after a few seconds it will come to life with a HUGE puff of white smoke. Its just one big puff and then clears right up. Once the truck has been started for the day I don't have an issue again. It will fire right up every time later in the day with no smoke.
The only other known issue is once in a while the truck will idle rough like it has a cam but a few seconds later clear up. I have been told that may be the exhaust pressure sensor and I am going to order a new one next week.
I do not know the FICM voltages and I have no easy way to test them at the moment, I will check battery condition this weekend when I am home but at the moment unknown. And there are no codes being thrown.
The truck is a early 2004 F250 PSD CC SB and only things done to the motor since birth other than maintenance are EGR delete from Sinister, tuning via SCT from Sinister and muffler delete.
Thank for the help in advance