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Cold start up problems and engine runs bad and smokes white smoke

2006 F-250 Power Stroke 6.0 problems. When the engine cold ( the colder the worse ) it takes three or four trys to get the engine to run. Once it starts I must let it idle to warm up to temp or I will expieriece lack of power thus no shift in trans and excessive white smoke from exhaust until the engine reaches temp. I changed the EGR valve which had a lite build-up of soot and that did not solve the problem. I have maintained the engine,freq oil and filter changes,do no heavy hauling and the engine has 128,000 miles on it. Any suggestions?

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  • dpuffersr Jan 08, 2009

    the truck is not equip with a block heater. The glow plug lighr stays on approx 3-4 seconds

  • dpuffersr Jan 08, 2009

    yea, heater plug is in block but no cord. The truck gives me problems in ambiant air temp up to 70 deg. I really dont think its a glow plug issue. The engine just runs like its starving for air thus smoking until my temp gauge reaches normal stats

  • work4it1 May 11, 2010

    Well if it sits out side in the cold it would be best to have 1 most come from the factor with the heater installed but they often hide the cord check the sides of the engine block and see if you can see the heater

  • work4it1 May 11, 2010

    Well is it kept pluged in at night ?

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How cold oustide is it when this occurs. Sound to me like a stiction issue. This occurs when the oil is thick when cold the injectors coils cannot open and close quick enough thus not being able to inject. Glow plug issues are fairly rare on the 6.0. Also the FICM may be at fault turn your key on listen for the injectors if they do not cycle i could almost guarantee the ficm is failed.

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Well the only other thing i can say is make sure both the fuel filters have been changed and that the air filter is clean. Other wise ya might need a trip to the shop to get hook up to a computer.

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I believe you have a glow plug problem. How long does the (wait to start) light stay on before you try to start it.

Mike


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    michael sinclair Jan 08, 2009

    glo plugs should stay in for 10 to 15 seconds or longer depending on the temperature.

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