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03' Super duty warm up issues

Each day I first start my truck it takes a while to warm up. It won't warn up by itself, i have to drive it to warm it up. In the dead of summer in Florida I can let it idle for 15 minutes get in it and no matter how much gas I give it, the acceleration slowly builds out of first gear into second then third and so on. After it has accelerated through all the gears it is fine until the next day. Some say filters, injectors or whatever but that seems like BS. If after the first mile it accelerates fine for the rest of the day no matter how many times it's shut off, then when left off overnight or off longer than 10 hours it starts again, I can't imagine it to be a mechanical problem but more of an electrical problem. Any help or similar experiences would be appreciated.

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  • lloydllc Aug 24, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Even when I floor it, the max speed I can get is about 20 mph -- until it warms up. Once it does, I can drive all day without problems.

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My 2003 f-350 6.0 has a 110 volt plug that i plug in at night so by morning all fluids are warm and no more lack of power when u need it remember its diesel no spark so that oil has to reach a warmer temp for the glow plugs to fire this is stock on most mine was behind the passenger fog light area it has a cover

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