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Very Rough Cold Starts. Injector Sticktion, Glow Plugs Or Other?

I have a 2005 6.0 and it will start up very rough like only a couple of cyclinders are firing to keep it running. It usually clears up after about a minute and may run a little rough till I get out of the subdivision.

I'm running the T5 Rotella 10W-30 but it's due an oil change. Does this problem sound like injector sticition or maybe some glow plugs out? I have not seen any codes pop up and the truck runs fine after it's warm. I don't know if my flash has the inductive heating, which I have read of some people claiming that resolved their similar problems. I have the VXCF4 stratagy code, believe maybe the VXCF7 & 9 were the inductive heating flashes but thought they were bad about causing FICM failures?

Any recommendations to resolve this issue or is it just a typical thing for a diesel in cold weather?
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Mine is doing the same sort of thing. I had codes for cyl 8 glowplugs after I installed Looney. I changed out all the glow plugs and the wiring harnesses, but still have the same sort of rough start/miss/smoke on start up. No more codes but still crappy starts.

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it's your injectors. Either get a ficm strategy that has an inductive heat program or plan on replacing them. The inductive heat really does work, I've switched to a non-heat strategy and instantly I knew nearly all of my injectors have stiction.

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it's your injectors. Either get a ficm strategy that has an inductive heat program or plan on replacing them. The inductive heat really does work, I've switched to a non-heat strategy and instantly I knew nearly all of my injectors have stiction.

Once you've got 3 or more giving you problems you might as well do them all
Mines doing the exact same thing, Where can i get a "FICM Strategy w/ inductive heating"? Sorry for my noobness.


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that was my next question too!

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Lol glad I'm not the only one!!!


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So I looked up the code that with my Livewire and I have the VXCF9DA already. So I guess I am looking at new injectors soon. Crap.

2005 F350 Lariat FX4
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MBRP 4" turbo back with no cat
EGR delete, studs, new stock turbo
SCT Livewire with Looney, Street and Tow from Vivian
Nitto Trail Grappler 295/70R18 on
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Bilstein shocks
Mini D2S HID retrofit
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Is there a way to find out what code I have with a Edge insight or auto enginuity?
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