Re: Hard starting, need advice
A little bit of smoky haze is normal on start ups when the temperatures are a little bit cooler. As long as they clear up it is no problem. My temperature gauge never did move above the N in normal until I put in a 203 degree thermostat and now it runs between the R and M. Just a FYI diesels run a lot cooler than a gas engine, they will actually cool down if you just sit in one spot and idle them for a while.
96 F250 XLT 4x4, 4:10 gears, 5 speed, Tymar intake and HX hose, downpipe, pyro and boost guages, coolant filter, Luc clutch