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)
1999 Mack CH613 E7-380 10spd Midroof Sleeper (owner Op)
1985 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0L AOD Supercab 8' Bed
1985 Ford F-350 XL 4.9L 4spd Crewcab 8' Bed
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.
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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?
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