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Hey guys is your 7.3 pretty loud when first cranked in the morning then seems to quieten when warmed up. Mine almost sounds like an exhaust leak in a gas engine when cold.
 

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Uh...yep! Seems when the oil is thicker she taps louder. I usually give 'er a few to warm up and then hit the road. Where I live it rarely gets to freezing, but a couple of years ago, I was in Oregon in the winter. It was below 0* that time. A bottle of water in the cab froze. I had the DieselKleen white bottle in the tank so it started right up, but geez, it thought that ol' 7.3L was going fight it's way out from under the hood. Took a bit to quiet down.
 

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Welcome to owning a diesel....
 

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i started mine once at -15 without being plugged in, it barked cackled shook the whole truck and stood there in a huge cloud of smoke. i think it may have woke the neibors up :D
 

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here's my car in a -1*f cold start w/ no degelling additive:
 

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I've got a -23*f start... err... attempt to start... didn't work out so well :( (no degeller again).
 

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I've got a -23*f start... err... attempt to start... didn't work out so well :( (no degeller again).
yeah slow crank, some smoke but no go i bet. with #1 fuel and plugged in it might have started :please:
 

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yeah slow crank, some smoke but no go i bet. with #1 fuel and plugged in it might have started :please:



lol. Ya if it were plugged in or I was running degelling I woulda been fine. I was pissssssed so ignore me sounding like a moron in the video. Was 2hrs late to work that day.
 

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i cant play the video... but thats understandable i hate being late!
 

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You'll laugh when you play it later!
 

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I don't generally drive my Dually to work,I have a company car but it's in the shop so all week I drove the Dually,it just seems louder to me,I do know since I put in the PHP chip it does not smoke on startup anymore.
 

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^ I was gonna say it but decided "meh".
 

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