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Old 04-25-2012, 07:37 PM
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Long crank time on 6.0L diesel

New to the site and would like to say sorry in advance as I am sure this same question has been asked numerous times.I own a 2005 f-250 with a 6L diesel and within the last week have noticed it takes longer cranking time for engine to start and within the last couple days when I try to start it the engine will crank and then it will start to crank faster like its going to start then it will fire up sounds like a low rpm for maybe a 1 second then runs fine. I have also noticed that in the mornings when I start the truck it will puff out very little white smoke for a second then clears up. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:49 PM
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New to the site and would like to say sorry in advance as I am sure this same question has been asked numerous times.I own a 2005 f-250 with a 6L diesel and within the last week have noticed it takes longer cranking time for engine to start and within the last couple days when I try to start it the engine will crank and then it will start to crank faster like its going to start then it will fire up sounds like a low rpm for maybe a 1 second then runs fine. I have also noticed that in the mornings when I start the truck it will puff out very little white smoke for a second then clears up. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Its very hard to say without a scanner hooked up. You need to see the oil psi when cranking. It might be beggining to develope a internal oil leak,low ficm voltage,injector stiction,more symptoms would occur with some of these ive mentioned. Has som1 u know have a auto enginuity scanner? There is just no guessing. Guessing can get expensive very quick. Were are you located? If your close to alabama,i could diagnos it for ya,no charge. Im **** about my truck,if it stumbles or farts diffrent,im tearin the motor down. Theres nothin wrong with paying to much attention to your truck. It saves money
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Yeah I guess I am going to have to find a good mechanic that I trust. Wish I lived close to you but Illinois is just to damn far from Alabama. haha Thanks for the feedback
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