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Old 10-21-2009, 07:00 AM
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Cold weather is here.. slow to start..

I've been meaning to ask this for a few days now. It has finally gotten cold here and in the mornings when I go out to the truck it takes 5 mins or so to get the truck started. This morning I had to cycle the key 3 times (letting it sit for a minute between cycles) before it would fire.

When I turn the key they engine doesn't turn over. I'm assuming once the plugs/oil is warm that the engine turns over. When it does turn it fires right up.

Is this normal or do I need to replace a few things?

B.

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Old 10-21-2009, 07:20 AM
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That shouldn't do that.
Wait, 6.0. Well idk about the 6.0s. If they are like the 7.3s, it should crank whenever but will just be harder to start the first time.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:32 AM
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Something's not right. I'd be looking into the starting circuit (starter/switch/connections/etc).
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:34 AM
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It starts fine when it is warm out.. or at least has been the past 8 months.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:35 AM
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Oh and once I start it in the morning I can shut it off and 30mins later (it will start fine at anytime once it is warm) it fires up just fine.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:42 AM
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It starts fine when it is warm out.. or at least has been the past 8 months.
Actually now that I think back it has done this once or twice before on chilly mornings but only took 5secs or so for it to turn over and fire.

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Old 10-21-2009, 07:58 AM
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It should ALWAYS crank the engine over, something is not right like mentioned, batteries, starter, ignition switch. I've started mine before below with zero * temps without plugging it in, no problem
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So what would be affected by cold weather.. I couldn't see electronics being the culprit but what do I know

And just to mention.. it will do this with the truck tuned or stock.
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For starters have your batteries load tested. They sound like they are shot.

Also see if you have the latest flash from ford
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it won't crank at all?
Are you letting your GPs heat for like 30 seconds to a minute? You should be. No reason to wait 1 minute and do it again. If you want to cycle the GPs twice, do it one minute and if it won't start, do it another minute immediately, don't wait. Forget your "wait to start" light, that only stays on a few seconds but your GPs continue heating for 90 seconds as long as the key is on.
Also, get you a good 5W40 syn oil for winter.
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