Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Siler City, NC
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Hey guys, just got the looney tune yesterday morning and i have always had the rough cold start but this morning was a little diffrent. Went to start the truck and cycled the key and glowplug light went off. started and cut out. cycled the key 2 more times and then started and it stayed started but the normal(clanking sound that diesels make) cold start didnt happen. The motor was actually very quiet. all i could hear was the exhaust. Once the truck started idleing up to warm up it sounded normal. also there was alot of smoke comming out the exhaust. Is this normal with a higher hp tune? Figured all the smoke could be due to the tune but wasnt sure about all the smoke. The temp around here averages about mid 20's to lower 30's at night and i dont have a engine block heater but that is something i will be ordering today. Thanks for all of your help guys!
I just installed my SCT thursday and loaded the Dfuser
Wicked tune, and my truck did the SAME EXACT THING. Usually it starts rough, and rattles like crazy with no smoke. Now when i start it cold, it's quiet...no clattering, and bluish smoke from the exhaust. I'd like to know if this is normal also.
What strategy do you have? Mine is VXCF4NK....which is an older one I have heard. Also heard Ford had issues with this strategy.
2005 250 Super Duty Crew. White and Grey. ARP studs, EGR Delete, and SCT from Vivian. CCV re-route, and 4" Magnaflow turbo back.
Other trucks:1980 KW Ext hood, 1982 Kenworth Cabover Aerodyne (BJ and the Bear) 2000 and 2003 Kenworth W900's. 2003 Pete EXHD. All Caterpillar Power. My 2003 has an MBN I converted to 6NZ. Early 550 file, 211-3025 squirts. 800 cam. Acert twins via custom mount. ARP head bolts.
Transporter and Operator of a Bauer Built Championship Unlimited Tractor Pulling Sled for the United Pullers of the Carolinas, Region IV affiliate of the National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA), and damn proud of it!!!!