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Just my 2 cents ... how much better of a cold start do you expect? That sounds just fine. Cold oil is one area of concern. Cold fuel another. Cold injectors another. Cold combustion chamber walls another.
There is every reason during a cold start (and warm-up) for a chamber to either not get fueled, get overfueled, to not combust, or to have a late injection. Also, when you are driving down the highway in 20-something degree air, you are force feeding that cold air into and on the engine that you are trying to warm up. There are so many reasons in cold weather for your truck not to start, to start sluggishly, to start rough, and to run noisily, and to run rough ... I'd be happy with what you've got. You don't need to diagnose why a cold engine sounds cold.
2002 F-250 Lariat Extended Cab Long Bed, 7.3L, Auto, 4x4
- 6" BDS Suspension lift (All spring)
- 315/75R16 BFG A/Ts
- DP-Tuner F6
- DIESELSITE CPR Fuel System
- Turbo-Master Wastegate Controller
- Donaldson AIS Intake w/ "Zoodad" and AIH Delete
- MBRP 4" T304 Exhaust
- Coolant filter, Evans NPG+ Coolant, 203* Thermostat and Billet Housing
- Factory Tech Valve Body
- ISSPRO Gauges (Boost, Pyro, Trans)