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Old 02-25-2007, 06:00 PM
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Remote starter problems...

I got a Audiovox remote starter and alarm installed in October. It has a 20 second delay allowing the wait to start light to go off. When using the remote starter, it works fine as long as it is warm outside. If it's cold out(less than 50 degrees) that's cold in FL, the truck surges and smokes like crazy.
If I got out and put the key in the ignition and turn it to the on position it stops the surging and idles normally.

Also, if the truck is idling it starts to sound like a jet out of the exhaust, but if I get in and step on the brake it stops.

Anyone got any ideas?
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:18 PM
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The Jet sound is your EBPV closing so that the engine can warm up faster. It is a flapper valve on the exhaust side of the turbo that puts some back pressure on the motor to help it warm up. Perfectly Normal.

As for the Remote start
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:11 AM
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Thanks Brrs, for the info.

The whole remote starter thing has me puzzled . I see you've got the Viper. I considered it, but I got the Audiovox for a steal. Now I question myself.

Maybe someone will see this and know right off:pray: .

Anyway thanks.
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Maybe if you set the delay for 30-60 seconds instead of the 20 seconds it is set at now it may work better. I know up here in Michigan they set the delay for about 45 seconds for the glow plugs to warm up. Try that it may allow for easier starts when using the remote start. Just an idea I have.
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Thanks, I'll see if it can be done. The wait to start light goes out on my truck before the 20 sec. and if I just crank it it works fine, it's just when the key's out of the ignition and not in the on position.
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Oh well that sounds like an install problem. I would take it back to the place you got it installed from and have them recheck there work. It sounds like something is not wired properly, the people that did the install may not deal with diesels alot and not know how they sound when they start up.

Or you may have glowplugs or glowplug relay going bad. Causing the syptoms of cold start. I live in michigan and my truck don't act that way when it is cold out. It does if it is in the 30's and I don't plug it in.
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