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Diesel cold start

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by TEX, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
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  2. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
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  3. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
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  4. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
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  5. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
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    on that open turbo all it would take is that little piece of paper or tape on that hose in front of it to come off and some one is needing a new turbo............still neat
     
  6. hemi2008

    hemi2008 Member
    from Georgia
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    This is the same guy from the 3rd vid down on new guys post of the Dodge cold start. Check out this 6.0 Powerstroke! and then go back and watch the Dodge. You can see this ford in the background! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ru7cdisUtY
     
  7. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
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    Why is that all these trucks are near a garage, which I assume has power run in it, but these people would rather video their trucks to see if they start when its ass cold out then just plug them in for an hour :dizzy:?

    I can say that I love my Dodge, starts all the time and doesnt complain. That video of the 6.0 was just how they start, it wasnt cold out :D , POS
     
  8. hemi2008

    hemi2008 Member
    from Georgia
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    hahahaha!!!;)
     
  9. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
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    i could have used one of those this morning, started our F800 in the 15 degree morning, didn't give it enough time to warm up before i pulled it up to the fuel pumps, ran it out of fuel because it was all gelled up...2 fuel filters and a fuel/water separator later that i replaced...and a lot of priming she finally started. Took 45 minutes and i don't think my hands have been that cold in a long time
     
  10. MaineF250

    MaineF250 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 123

    I agree, the 6.0 powerstroke is helpless in the cold. I used to work part-time for a wrecker company and we had five 6 liters and they all needed at least 15 minutes to warm up before they would even move, they were pretty sad.

    I hav, however had any trouble cold-starting any of my 7.3 powerstrokes, had to fire up my SD this morning when it was -5 and she purred like a kitty :D
     
  11. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
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    i have been wanting to make a video of mine starting in the cold but its only been in the teens at the coldest until recently. Ill take one in the morning and show you a smoke cloud youll never forget,lol. It smokes like crazy but it always starts no problems. I think i have a few GP to replace.
     
  12. hemi2008

    hemi2008 Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 32

    Ford should have never gotten rid of the 7.3!!!!!:realmad:
     
  13. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
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    I'm not sure how cold it was or why it started like that! My 06 6.0psd has had no problem starting in the cold. They way that truck sounded, it sounds like an old 7.3 non turbo.
     
  14. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
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    here is my beast coming to life

    <embed width="448" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="http://i144.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid144.photobucket.com/albums/r189/ddienelt/Coldstart_0001.flv"></embed>

    sorta long but I wanted to demonstrate how long it smokes for.
     
  15. JPMAKO

    JPMAKO Senior Member
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  16. hemi2008

    hemi2008 Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 32

    Its for sure a 6.0. the temp was -20
     
  17. M&M Services

    M&M Services Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 485

    My 6.0 never has a problem starting...I will try to get a vid because it sounds sweet since it is straight piped with no cat!
     
  18. 4x4Farmer

    4x4Farmer Senior Member
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  19. MaineF250

    MaineF250 Senior Member
    from Maine
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    Stroker79, it looks to me like you have at least a few GPs out on your 7.3. It really shouldn't smoke white for that long, it shows that one or more cylinders is not up to temp like they should be. Also, instead of cycling the plugs three times, just leave the key on and wait about 30 seconds after the "wait to start" light goes out and then crank it. The glow plugs will stay on for up to two minutes after that light goes out. All you're doing by turning the key on and off like that is wearing out the relay that energizes the plugs.

    Not being critical, just some helpful hints from a fellow powerstroker.
     
  20. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
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