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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-30-2015, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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Another hard cold start thread

Have an 05. Egr delete, good oil cooler in it. 135k miles.
Head gaskets appear good. (Nothin in degas bottle and coolant level stays constant. Need to watch eot/ect still)
FICM voltage is good, 48 -48.5 in all conditions
When it's below about 45* it takes many tries cranking to get her fired up. Once it's run for even just 20 minutes I can come back 4 hours later and she starts instantly.
Blows white smoke that smells like raw diesel when it's being a ***** cranking.
ICP is very good too.

This was a southern truck from Florida that I just picked up and is now in MD. previous owner(md as well) always plugged it in and said he had no issues cold starting. (I haven't been able to test this living in a condo)

Going to have batteries tested just for kicks.

As of right now my 2 ideas are stiction or that the FICM doesn't have an updated flash?

All filters and fluids are new on her too. Coolant is Rotella ELC and oil is Rotella t-6.

I have ordered rev-x to toss in and see how that helps.

I've read glow plugs are rarely an issue on the 6.0 but I guess I can still test them/the harness?

Not throwing any codes that I am reading through my enginelink app (used to read all voltages and pressures)
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-30-2015, 03:32 AM
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Re: Another hard cold start thread

Glow plug/module issue should trip a code. He never had cold start issues because he kept it plugged in....my guess he kept it plugged in because he had cold start issues. Just sayin...

Could be stiction, could be a failing FICM. Revex will tell off if it's stiction. My guess is stiction, considering it cranks normal when plugged in.

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Re: Another hard cold start thread

I hope it's stiction. I also think the FICM could use a flash. It was a florida truck so it never really dealt with cold starts much and didn't need a newer flash.
That's what I figured about him keeping it plugged in.
Gonna bench test batteries anyhow, not sure how old they are and FICM shows 48-48.5 in on position, cranking, and running.
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Re: Another hard cold start thread

You checking FICM with a voltmeter, or with a scanner? Really needs to be checked with a voltmeter to get a 100% accurate reading.

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Re: Another hard cold start thread

Sounds like a stiction issue to me. Had that with my old 6.0 and rev-x instantly took care of that.
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I'm using a scanner to read the FICM, won't be able to test it with the multimeter until this weekend.
I'm hopeful that the rev-x solves the issue. I will know later today i guess.

Thanks guys
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