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Old 11-21-2008, 08:32 AM
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is this just me?

when my truck is cold it seems like it has no power until it get warm. how would i fix this?
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:35 AM
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That is how the 6.0 is designed. The power is held back by the computer until the engine and trans are up to temp.
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:45 AM
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when my truck is cold it seems like it has no power until it get warm. how would i fix this?
High Idle mod.....
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:49 AM
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why cant u let the engine warm up before you start driving it?
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:50 AM
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wait tell it gets warm
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:08 AM
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ya high idle mod will warm it up faster. my 7.3's do the same but they dont see cold weather offten
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:04 AM
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oh well thank you i am in a hurry most mornings so everyone knows how thats. goes but i got one more question. my truck wont start unless its plugged up when its cold outside. what is a man suppost to do when he is on a road trip or somethin where i cant plug it up?
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:15 AM
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I started mine this morning after finding out my car has a seized strut. I didn't have it plugged in, it always starts fine and I let it warm up for 5-10 minutes and left for work. You shouldn't work a cold diesel. Anyhow after the 5-10 minutes my windsheild was thawing out, so it warmed up pretty quick at 25*. I use synthetic Rotella 5w-40 if htat helps. I think it made it easier to start, and the engine sounds a lot happier.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:26 AM
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Two word "Power Servcie" Its an addative you put in your fuel. I live in Montana and i have started my truck at -20 I dont like to do it 99 percent of the time i plug it it but i have forgot a few nights and had to get to work so i had no choice. It Keeps your fuel from geling and adds Cetane it helps your truck start easier. You can get it at any wal mart or parts store. A lot of fuel stations have it also.
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:00 PM
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alot of times if you let the glow plugs cycle 2-3 times the truck will start, but its better to plug it in
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