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Cold & hot start problem on a 96'.
Hi folks, here's my truck's history, in case it may help you suggest what the problem is, and the problem.
My truck is a 96' F250. I've owned it since 98'. This is a list of mods, though I may be forgetting something. It has been a long time since I did these mods, probably round 2003.
Bean's 175s (just a few weeks after he started doing them)
Twildman's program in a TS chip, programmed by Ryan Bean
Walker BTM muffler
Airflow Inc intake (same as Tymar)
Southbend single-mass flywheel, clutch, pressure plate assembly
That's all I can think of right now, there may be one or two things that I'm forgetting, but it probably doesn't matter. I'm just trying to give you all the info that I can.
Here is the problem.
It used to take just 1 turn of the crank for the engine to start, but now it will take around 10 seconds, maybe longer, whether the engine is cold or warm. I can shut it off, and start it again within 10 minutes and it will still have a long crank time. The outside temperature can be 80 degrees, and it won't change a thing. Sometimes while it's cranking it will start firing and then start about 3 seconds later.
And I don't know if this is related, but most of the time when the engine is cold and I start to drive away, it feels like and acts like it isn't getting enough fuel or maybe only firing on a few cylinders. It's best described as a cold-natured carburetor engine. After about 3 minutes pass, it runs like it always has.
It still has tons of power.
I haven't checked the GPR, but after 2 minutes the voltage guage jumps up from around 8v to 14v and the headlights will brighten, just as it's supposed to, just as it always has.
Thanks for any help.