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6.0 take a minute to start?

ok so i just bought a 2006 f250 2 weeks ago. never owned a diesel before in my life and never been around them that much, so my question is, is it normal when my truck has been sitting over night that it takes about 5-7 seconds to start, but after it has warmed up it takes only like 2-3 seconds.?. im a newb so any help is appreciated..

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5-7 seconds sounds a little long. I'd check your batteries to make sure they are fully charged.

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Ford says that 5 seconds on a cold engine is acceptable for a 6.0.

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ok ill check my batteries.. and other than it takin a second to start the trucks runs like a champ.
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ok so i just bought a 2006 f250 2 weeks ago. never owned a diesel before in my life and never been around them that much, so my question is, is it normal when my truck has been sitting over night that it takes about 5-7 seconds to start, but after it has warmed up it takes only like 2-3 seconds.?. im a newb so any help is appreciated..

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3 to 5 seconds is normal cranking time for a 6.0!!!

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Are you letting the glow plug light go out? and how cold is cold? If its 20 above and your not letting the light go out 5-7 seconds in ok I think.If it's really cold you can wait longer before starting as the glow plugs continue to warm even after the light goes out.
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