Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Super Duty/Heavy Duty > Super Duty & Heavy Duty
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Super Duty & Heavy Duty 1999 to current Ford F250, F350, F450 and F550 Super Duty with diesel V8 and gas V8 and V10 engines SPONSORED BY:

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-30-2010, 02:23 PM
Built_Ford_Tough_757's Avatar
Built_Ford_Tough_757 Built_Ford_Tough_757 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Norfolk, VA
Posts: 405
Built_Ford_Tough_757 is starting off with a positive reputation.
2005 PSD Hard To Start Cold.

The past two days I had problems getting started cold, I waited for the glow plugs and the truck cranked but died right away, and the only way to get it going was to floor the pedal as I was starting. Is this a comon problem when they are cold? Temps were probably in the 20*'s. Both times the block heater was not plugged in, forgot both nights to plug in.
__________________
2005 Ford F-250 XLT 6.0 Diesel Fx4 Supercab 8' bed
2000 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3 Diesel 2wd CC 6' bed (wife's truck)
1985 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0L AOD Supercab 8' Bed
1985 Ford F-350 XL 4.9L 4spd Crewcab 8' Bed
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-30-2010, 05:54 PM
gearloose1 gearloose1 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,127
gearloose1 has a good reputation on FTE.gearloose1 has a good reputation on FTE.gearloose1 has a good reputation on FTE.
Don't wait for the glow plugs, go ahead and crank when the glow plug light goes off.

If you have a fuel heater (it was discontinued at some point) unplug it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-30-2010, 05:54 PM
jc8825's Avatar
jc8825 jc8825 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 1,711
jc8825 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.jc8825 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Shouldn't be. I never plug in my truck and it starts in the 20s. At least the couple of mornings it has been in the 20s.
__________________
2002 F-250 XLT SC LB 4x4 7.3L PSD - SOLD
2004 F-250 XLT SC LB 4x4 5.4L ZF6 - SOLD
"Our foreign policy WILL change eventually, as Rome's did, when all budgetary and monetary tricks to fund it are exhausted."
- Ron Paul
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-30-2010, 06:28 PM
mhoefer mhoefer is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 1,899
mhoefer has a very good reputation on FTE.mhoefer has a very good reputation on FTE.mhoefer has a very good reputation on FTE.mhoefer has a very good reputation on FTE.
Check for codes, I doubt your glow plugs are working or your batteries are dying, what is your voltage pre start, with glow plugs on, following startup? You should load test batteries and if they are original, replace with motorcraft 850's.
Also, are you running synthetic oil, 10w30 for winter?
__________________
Mike
2005 F350 CC 6.0/5 sp/3.73 LS Auto Lariat
Bullydog Outlook Monitor, Tonneau, Toolbox, High Idle Mod, iPod Mod, dfuser Coolant Filtration Kit, Leece/Neville 230 amp alternator with upgraded 2/0 charge and grounds.
27 ' Jayco Jayflight TT
(old Truck, sold at 132,000 Km, 2000 F350 S/C 5.4/4 sp Auto XLT 4.10s )
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-30-2010, 09:03 PM
Built_Ford_Tough_757's Avatar
Built_Ford_Tough_757 Built_Ford_Tough_757 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Norfolk, VA
Posts: 405
Built_Ford_Tough_757 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I'm running 15W-40
__________________
2005 Ford F-250 XLT 6.0 Diesel Fx4 Supercab 8' bed
2000 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3 Diesel 2wd CC 6' bed (wife's truck)
1985 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0L AOD Supercab 8' Bed
1985 Ford F-350 XL 4.9L 4spd Crewcab 8' Bed
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-30-2010, 09:52 PM
gearloose1 gearloose1 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,127
gearloose1 has a good reputation on FTE.gearloose1 has a good reputation on FTE.gearloose1 has a good reputation on FTE.
Add antigel and cetane boost.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-31-2010, 10:29 AM
Built_Ford_Tough_757's Avatar
Built_Ford_Tough_757 Built_Ford_Tough_757 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Norfolk, VA
Posts: 405
Built_Ford_Tough_757 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Ok, I'll try that, thanks
__________________
2005 Ford F-250 XLT 6.0 Diesel Fx4 Supercab 8' bed
2000 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3 Diesel 2wd CC 6' bed (wife's truck)
1985 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0L AOD Supercab 8' Bed
1985 Ford F-350 XL 4.9L 4spd Crewcab 8' Bed
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-31-2010, 11:26 AM
driximus's Avatar
driximus driximus is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Auburn, Wa
Posts: 1,227
driximus is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.driximus is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I run 15-40 and have no problems starting in the 20's. I would look at your batteries first. then GP's and GPCM.
__________________
For your entertainment Westley (the Dread Pirate Roberts) Vs Inigo Montoya.

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-31-2010, 11:54 AM
gearloose1 gearloose1 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,127
gearloose1 has a good reputation on FTE.gearloose1 has a good reputation on FTE.gearloose1 has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by driximus View Post
I run 15-40 and have no problems starting in the 20's. I would look at your batteries first. then GP's and GPCM.
Basically, that is what Ford spec says it ought to do.

Yes, check electrical system... voltages at different stages..

Key OFF

Key on, glow plug on, pump on

key on gp on pump off

cranking

If he is much below 9.7v on cranking.. there is a problem.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-31-2010, 12:38 PM
redford's Avatar
redford redford is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Hooterville WI
Posts: 16,058
redford has a spectacular reputation.redford has a spectacular reputation.redford has a spectacular reputation.redford has a spectacular reputation.redford has a spectacular reputation.redford has a spectacular reputation.redford has a spectacular reputation.redford has a spectacular reputation.redford has a spectacular reputation.redford has a spectacular reputation.redford has a spectacular reputation.
While the urge is to blame the glow plug system or even the fuel, most of the time this happens because your batteries are old and need to be replaced.

A new battery that can hold a full charge at 77F loses half of that charge at 5F. Old batteries lose capacity, so when the thermometer drops you suddenly find the 3-5 year old battery is marginal.
__________________

2007 F-250 Super Cab Short Bed 4x4 XLT Sport Package 5.4L 3.73LS Tow Command

Stuart
Retired Master Sergeant

FTE Guidelines
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 12:38 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cold start issues... I need help 1brenth 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 4 03-17-2014 04:46 AM
Diesel Cold Weather Starting? 97anny 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 39 11-01-2013 02:52 PM
Hard cold starts born2race59 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 20 03-22-2013 11:18 AM
cold start problems 03 7.3 uarep 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 5 02-16-2007 02:22 PM
Glow Plugs firebug 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 5 01-20-2007 10:07 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Super Duty/Heavy Duty > Super Duty & Heavy Duty

Tags
05, 2000, 2005, 54, 60, cold, diesel, f250, f350, ford, hard, liter, rough, start, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup