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Old 07-18-2010, 06:30 AM
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rough idle (cold start)

Hey guys,

I'm newer to this, so don't chew me up too bad.
2001 7.3L f-350 132,000mi. no mods
when I start the truck when chilly (below 60) the truck runs real rough like a lope idle.... I have to shut it down then restart then it runs better. it seams like a cylinder in not firing (maybe more).... could this be glow plugs?? mind you I want to get this fixed before colder weather but can't replicate until it's colder...do you see my problem??? issues/clutchcable
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:47 AM
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How many miles on oil change? Injectors use high pressure oil to actuate. Powerstrokes love fresh oil.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:53 AM
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when problem occurred fresh oil change... i've owned the truck since 126,000mi. occurred at 126 127 then the temp warmed up, it happened again at 130 but hasn't been cold enough since the oil was changed again at 131,000mi.
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well a friend suggested the solenoids for the glow plugs but i'd like more opinions any out there????
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:49 AM
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what oil wieght are you running, if it is a non-synthetic then you should be running 15w40. when it is a synthetic i think you can get away with 5w40
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:11 PM
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i'm running rotella 15-40
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