Question About In Cold Weather My Ford Diesel Dont Start

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Blue Smoke From My Diesel

I have a 2000 Ford Excursion with a 7.3 liter diesel and about 84,000 miles. I just switched from conventional oil to synthetic, and in recent cold-weather starts, I notice a large amount of blue smoke and a loud hissing noise coming from the exhaust ... Read more

Chevy Truck Question

Im driving my grandparents 2003 Chevy 2500 HD truck. Its a diesel. Im in extremely cold weather. I just tried to start it and it ran for a little bit but then I could get it started after that. Cant I plug in an extension cord ... Read more

Glow Plugs On Newer Diesel Trucks

My father thinks it is OK to just start his truck without waiting for the glow plug light to go out, even in cold weather. He says that this is true in the newer models. Is this true? Why would there be glow plugs if ... Read more

Volvo 240 Won’t Start When It’s Cold

Posted a similar question but trying to troubleshoot because I don't want to spend too much more fixing it. Okay here goes volvo 240 1991 won't start when temp drops below freezing. Most common problem with this is the Fuel Pump Relay bought a new one ... Read more

Diesel Hard Start

I have a 1993 Ford F250 Diesel 7.3L Non-turbo. I am having a very hard time starting it when it is cold. I have had the entire glow plug system replaced and it all works perfectly. Once the truck gets started it has no issues. ... Read more

Diesel Truck Lights On

Most likely a dumb question to those who know,but why do diesel truck owners,from pick ups to the big rigs,leave the parking lights on with the engine off? I used to see this in NY where I used to live during cold weather and assumed that ... Read more

2002 Ford Taurus Fuel Pump Problem

Once the winter came so did the problem. It began with 20 degree weather and the car didnt start. The fuel pump in the tank couldnt be heard so no fuel was getting to the engine. After a few days of warmth it ... Read more