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Slow warm up at idle

F350 6.0 powerstroke. I work up northern alberta and have never had a problem with the motor warming up after starting in -40. Now its spring time and warm outside but my truck is having alot of trouble getting warm enough to drive. Even after driving it feels like its legging/ less power and my temp gauge is just above cold. Not at half way like it usually is. I cleaned EGR valve and got some power back but i have no idea why my truck wont warm up. If anyone can give me some advice i would appriciate it bigtime....thanx in advance
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It never reaches the middle of the gauge? Sounds like a severe thermostat issue to me?


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The thermostats are cheap enough and easy enough to replace to rule that out. You might want to double check your ect sensor to make sure thats still good because even after driving for a while with a seized thermostat you should be going above just over cold on the gauge


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Could be the t-stat or the sensor. Also I've learned that the gauges on the dash are useless. If you can it would be a great benefit to get a monitoring device. Edge insight,scan gauge,also there are apps for your smart phone.

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Could be the t-stat or the sensor. Also I've learned that the gauges on the dash are useless. If you can it would be a great benefit to get a monitoring device. Edge insight,scan gauge,also there are apps for your smart phone.
Agreed. All of the gauges on your dash are garbage, get a monitor and look at some actual numbers. It will pay for itself in no time!


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Had similar issue, had to drive for 30 mins for the cab to get warm in +25-35 deg weather. No heat really sucked. Even then the air coming out wasnt hot, just warm. The thermostats are somehow designed to fail open so if it goes bad youre engine is ok. Dealer did computer test and had to rev it for 5 mins to get the ect above 185. $26 later had nice HOT air just in time for spring, a few more mpgs too. Save the old one, it comes with the neck that bolts on, you remove the thermostat from the neck and put that on for flushing the coolant, very handy.
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on the 6.o powerstroke heating issue. first turn on heater to full, warm engine until thermostat opens let truck come to idle, wait until heater blows cold. with engine running, open degas bottle. if bubbles come out there is air in the system. continue to let engine run until it settles, even fluid comes out of degasbottle, continue this until it stops bubbling, now shut down engine, check level add coolant between min and max close system, all air must be out of the system, also when in park at idle, these diesel will cool off, all of these 6.0 trucks have a high idle wire by the emergency brake supply that wire with 12 volt source and when in park you can high idle to keep the truck warm,
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