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Old 12-10-2008, 06:52 PM
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6.0 cold start trouble.

I have an 05 6.0 psd with about 45k. i work second shift can't plug truck in while at work. its gotten down to about 22 degrees so i let it glow 2x before attempting to start. when i let it glow i hear the clicking sound... whatever that is. Anyway when i went to started tonight, it acted like it was gonna die and started blowing some serious smoke. After about a minute it seemed to run ok. When i plug it in it starts right up... Anyone have any idea, maybe glow plug relay?? If so can someone tell me where the gpr is located. Sorry but i'm sorta a diesel newbie...
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Mine does the exact same thing except for my batts usually die when it gets cold out too for some reason?
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take this truck to ford and have the inductive heating reprogram done , doesnt have a glow plug relay , has a module and they dont tend to give problems , the reflash should take care of your problems

one thing to remember as well , the glow plug light and actual glow plug on time are 2 different things , glow plug on time is controlled by engine oil temperature , the light only stays on for up to 10 seconds , but glow plugs are still on, cycling the key is a waste of time
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I used to cycle the key a couple of times in the morning and wound up blowing the gasket on my fuel filter.
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so in the mean time till i can get to a dealer will leaving the glow plugs on for a bit longer help?? if so how long do u suggest?
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:15 PM
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the reflash helps a ton! and it doesnt even get that cold down here.
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so in the mean time till i can get to a dealer will leaving the glow plugs on for a bit longer help?? if so how long do u suggest?
yes that can help , even after starting the glow plugs are still on up to 90 seconds depending on temp ,but yes to answer your question , waiting another 15-20 seconds can help
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awsome thanks. one more thing and its probably stupid, but is dealership gonna charge me for reflash?
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I had to pay around $90 but it really does help.
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awsome thanks. one more thing and its probably stupid, but is dealership gonna charge me for reflash?
some do, some dont , we did if it was out of base warranty , after 36,000 then its chesaper than the deductible , so they probably will , just call them and ask them
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