Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Gainesville, FL, USA
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Re: Proper starting and warm up procedure
So you have a real gauge and not the factory idiot gauge? Yes I think IHC probably would have provided you one. Good oil pressure, 40+psi cold. You can hear that too, the engien will clatter real hard for a few seconds after you start it and will smooth out quickly if everything is right. YUou should almost immediately see the needle on the jump. As long as you don't just drive it as soon as it kicks over, eevn if you just wait a few seconds your not gonna hurt the thing. I will say everything does run a bit better if you wait till the warmup system has done its thing.
J.D.'s Fords: 1986 F-250 6.9 diesel Solid State Glow Plug System 3.55 gears C-6 2WD 178,960 miles.... it still runs pretty good!
Wishlist H-max turbo, T19 tranny,
1989 Ford Ranger ga$$er, non runner, soon to be donated or scrapped!