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post #1 of 15 Old 01-22-2014, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hard to start in the cold

Have a 2003 f250 6.0 won't start when cold .but if truck is plugged in, truck will start great .i Have replaced glows plugs and wiring harness and GPCM . I Have tested the FICM and it tested good .it is not showing any codes . Is there something I am over looking or something I am not checking
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Does it crank and won't start or won't even crank? Batteries new or good?
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I have the same issue with my 04. If it's really cold out the glow plugs cycle but the truck won't turn over. If I plug the truck in it starts no issues

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Yes . Truck will crank and when it starts or if it starts blows white smoke out . This only happens in cold weather . If it is 50% or warmer it starts great no problems and yes batteries are new

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Yes will crank but when it starts or if it starts blows white smoke out . This only happens in cold weather . If it 50% or warmer it starts great
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what weight oil are you using sounds like you have some injector sticking if you are using 15w start using a full syn 5w with a couple bottles of rev x you probably will see a difference
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I am all ready using 5w full syn. For 4 years now . But I will add the rev. X thanks for your info.
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What kind of temps are you dealing with? You said you tested your ficm,what #'s were you seeing? Have you tested your batt's? How old are they?

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Anything below 45% and under .Yes tested FICM number was 48.7 . Batteries are 4 months old and tested good

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what was the ficm #'s once it started?

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