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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-06-2011, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Cold starting issue

So, I'm pretty new to the forum. Been reading about all sorts of interesting topics trying to absorb as much as I can. I just bought a 96 f250 PSD from a dealer in Georgia before I moved to upstate New York last month. I've noticed that in the morning when the temp is below 30 or so I turn the key to run, let the glow plugs warm up the engine and then when i turn it over it'll start but it'll surge between 300-600 rpm and it'll do this for a while and not take any throttle input. once it finally warms up it'll run fine. I plugged in my engine block heater for the first time and it didn't seem to help. Any ideas as where to start?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 02:43 AM
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Re: Cold starting issue

have you checked the UVCH?? you may have a bad connection! check for burnt or melted connection! good luck and keep absorbing! as i am.

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Re: Cold starting issue

I'm not exactly sure what a UVCH is to be perfectly honest.
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Re: Cold starting issue

The UVCH would be the.. Under Valve Cover Harness..


How long did you let the block heater pluged in for????

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Re: Cold starting issue

I left it plugged in overnight in the garage. It acts the same though even if I don't plug it in
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Re: Cold starting issue

If that is the case.. Then I would say there is more to it then Glow Plugs.. Unless your Block heater is bad.. If it was A Glow Plug problem.. Pluging it in over night would have got rid of the Problem.. Or most of it..


I would check all your Valve cover harnesses and pigtails And make shure they are good... Another easy fix can be the Glow Plug Relay switch.. They like to go out somtimes..

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