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Old 01-10-2010, 04:37 PM

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6.0L not starting, other issues?

Hi, I have a 2004 F350 KR with the 6.0L. Truck is a later 2004 model year, build code I do belive is July or Augest don't remember for sure.

Having a major problem. Truck won't start, turn over or crank. Glow plugs come on and heat up, fuel pump runs for the 15-20 seconds and turns off like always. Turn key to start and I can here a fast spinning. Sounds like a starter to me.

Now the other issues. Just recenetly had an oil change done (2 days ago) from a place I have not been to before and am worried they didn't use either A the correct oil or B not enough of it.

Other things I am not sure of. When starting in the cold, below -10C the truck runs very rought and sounds almost like its missing. Wait 30 seconds and its back to normal. Blows white smoke like crazy. Doesn't smell like anything though, slight hint of diesel thats all. Once truck is idleing to warm up in mornings and clicks into high idle, I sometimes get a high pitched squeel. I hit the brake, it comes out of high idle and it goes away. Anything to worry about? When its cold, below -15C I see some white smoke when I give it some throttle. I assume its just the extreme cold? Other problem possibly?

Have a slightly lower collant level then normal. Checked 2 weeks ago, then again tonight and it seems to be down an inch in the overflow bottle. No whiteness on the bottle or anything wierd looking. Truck is cold at this point as well.

Suggestions? Help? Is my started the ONLY issue I need to be dealing with? Possibly head gasket? EGR? Oil cooler?
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:45 AM
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If the starter is spinning and not engaging, that is where you need to start. The coolant could be a little low from temp change. Smoking during warm up is fairly normal, it should go away once warmed up. If worried about oil change, check your level and possibly do it yourself or take it to someone you trust next time.
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