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Talking 6.4 0 degree cold start not plugged in

Last night it got below zero so this morning started up easy plugged in. I knew after sitting all day at work not plugged in and was nervous about the first really cold start and i never switched to 5w-40 this year. Well it wasnt anything special. started up fine, no smoke at all as you can see from the video. Not sure why my egt gauge says 92 before the truck even started when the truck has been sitting since 6:50am this morning

well here is the video, 0 degrees FEHRENHEIT!!!!!!


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Re: 6.4 0 degree cold start not plugged in

Yeah these pickups start pretty darn easy in cold weather i started mine in-20 degree weather sitting all night. Pretty bad ***

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Its awesome, i was always worried about my 6.0 starting when it got this cold. And i had synthetic 5w-40 and rev x in it. but the oil and rev x helped tremendously!

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I remember all of the trucks at my work that had 7.3's with 200,000+ miles. Wanna talk about not starting! I think that the high pressure fuel systems and the so called fuel refinement has helped these trucks during cold starts. ULSD killed our MPG's though


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I remember all of the trucks at my work that had 7.3's with 200,000+ miles. Wanna talk about not starting! I think that the high pressure fuel systems and the so called fuel refinement has helped these trucks during cold starts. ULSD killed our MPG's though
I know what ya mean, I filled up yesterday and got 13.4 mpg. I was pumped to say the least but I have been doing highway driving and taking it really easy like 60-65mph on the highway to keep rpms down. I prolly would do better but it seems like the on ramps i use are all up hill, not only are you trying to get up to speed but going up. I have been running on mild and no power ever since it got cold. I usually get about 12mpg so 13.4 is pretty good lol

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My F150 Supercab 2 wheel-drive 4.6 liter averaged about 12-14 "18 highway" too so it doesn't bother me that my 4ton tank gets the same fuel mileage with double the power and triple the torque.


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My F150 Supercab 2 wheel-drive 4.6 liter averaged about 12-14 "18 highway" too so it doesn't bother me that my 4ton tank gets the same fuel mileage with double the power and triple the torque.
Haha, right on man

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Yeah I didn't go anywhere in the winter without a extension cord for my 6.0. My 6.4 has started -40 not plugged in sitting for a few days. I had 0/40 in it. Idled rough for 2 seconds then was fine just loud no smoke. My 6.0 would smoke white then grey then black then blue then green then purple. Haha I added a few in there

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