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Old 03-30-2009, 08:09 PM
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Hi, my name is Phil. I am new to this forum and the diesel truck thing in general. I finally made my first diesel purchase the other day. I picked up a 2006 F250 crew cab, long bed, lariat. I love the truck, but this morning when I got in my truck I noticed something that I thought was unusual. It was around 35 degrees outside and I started to drive to work. I turned on my heat and it was warm unusually fast, in a matter of less than 2 minutes. The strange part is, while I drove, my heat every minute would go cold for a few seconds and then back to warm until the engine temp came up and then it was constant heat the rest of my drive. Maybe this is normal in this type of truck, so I apologize in advance if it is a stupid question. Thank you for your help in advance.

-Phil
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Hi, my name is Phil. I am new to this forum and the diesel truck thing in general. I finally made my first diesel purchase the other day. I picked up a 2006 F250 crew cab, long bed, lariat. I love the truck, but this morning when I got in my truck I noticed something that I thought was unusual. It was around 35 degrees outside and I started to drive to work. I turned on my heat and it was warm unusually fast, in a matter of less than 2 minutes. The strange part is, while I drove, my heat every minute would go cold for a few seconds and then back to warm until the engine temp came up and then it was constant heat the rest of my drive. Maybe this is normal in this type of truck, so I apologize in advance if it is a stupid question. Thank you for your help in advance.

-Phil
Did you have the trucks block heater plugged in before you left for work?
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I too was wondering if these trucks might have a suplemental electric heater for the defrost.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:21 AM
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Plug it in? Its not an electric car! Just kidding, I'm not really that dumb. No, I didn't have it plugged in.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:33 AM
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Mine does this too. I am curious as well.
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you might be low on coolent i have this problem with my car all the time. check your coolent level
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you might be low on coolent i have this problem with my car all the time. check your coolent level
Agree. Could be signs of an EGR cooler starting to go.
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I just asked if it was plugged in because mine will have warm air for a little while and then get cold but only does that if I have plugged the block heater in.
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Agree. Could be signs of an EGR cooler starting to go.
Every problem with a 6.0 is egr
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Every problem with a 6.0 is egr
I lost all my heat when the cooler went. Not saying that's his problem, but he is new to diesels so he needs to be aware of what issues the 6.0 has and that's a pretty common one.
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