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How hard do you think it is on the mechanical parts??? Even with good batteries and good glow plugs ?
 

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a cold start is always hard on any moving parts oil gets really thick in the cold so i sugest running a thinner oil in the winter there are many threads about oil on here as far as starting if you have good glow plugs and batteries and a good hpop and a good ficm you should have no problems starting in the cold it will sound aweful untill its warmed up so a block heater is always a good idea this time of year as well
 

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Good batteries feeding a healthy FICM fire injectors using a quality motor oil. Starts up just fine.
 

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If you can plug it in I'd add an oil pan heater, makes a huge difference.


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I started a similar thread a few days ago...
6.0 WINTER COLD STARTS - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

I know what you are sayin.. Sounds so unhealthy when cold starting a diesel in the winter.. totally sounds like its not right lol..

Best suggestions Ive come across from members so far have been:

-Plugging truck in 2-3 hrs before starting
-Cycling glow plugs 3-6 times
-Anti gelling additives
-5W40 T6 oil
-Rev x
-Good batteries
-Oil pan heater (where and what brand can we buy for 6.0)?
 

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I started a similar thread a few days ago...
6.0 WINTER COLD STARTS - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

I know what you are sayin.. Sounds so unhealthy when cold starting a diesel in the winter.. totally sounds like its not right lol..

Best suggestions Ive come across from members so far have been:

-Plugging truck in 2-3 hrs before starting
-Cycling glow plugs 3-6 times
-Anti gelling additives
-5W40 T6 oil
-Rev x
-Good batteries
-Oil pan heater (where and what brand can we buy for 6.0)?
No need to cycle the gp's 3-6 times... Let them run awhile then start it... the gp's run for pry a good 2 minutes. I run mine until the fuel pump stops, then turn the key off, then back on, as soon as the gp light goes out I start it. Fires right up even down towards -20 actual temp and not plugged in.
 

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No need to cycle the gp's 3-6 times... Let them run awhile then start it... the gp's run for pry a good 2 minutes. I run mine until the fuel pump stops, then turn the key off, then back on, as soon as the gp light goes out I start it. Fires right up even down towards -20 actual temp and not plugged in.
Took the words rite outta my mouth!

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