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Since my 2019 or i guess any 3.0 don't have the glow plug light what do you do when you climb in, crank and stomp or what, I use to wait for the light to go off then crank..Im in florida so it does not get cold much, But the last 3 days were in the 30's and i cranked up the beast and it sounded like my old 6.0 for about 45 seconds, tell me your thought..Jerry Adams
FYI truck has 9000 miles
 

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It's all handled electronically, These glowplugs heat almost instantly, so when it's really cold and you crank the ignition, it will display a message "waiting for engine to start" (or something like that), and once the glowplugs are good it starts. Even at like -30C this takes like 3-5 seconds at most.
 

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I dont have push to start mine has a key, so i guess just turn the key and look for a messahe and turn the key till it cranks and i should be fine, I assume..Never seen a message and it rattles when you dont wait.
 

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A key!? Lol that's funny. I miss keys, but mine has push button and won't start until its ready "waiting to start" or whatever displays. I guess turn key on for 5 seconds and see if that helps. The wait message does not stay on long on mine so might be worth a try?
 

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So it's a key.. but it is essentially the exact same as a push button, and is electronically controlled. turning it to start is the same as pushing the button. all Auto, if you live in florida, you'll probably never even notice it unless you make a drive up north.
 

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i think it is different than push start, at 30 degrees you can turn the key and no delay, just cranks and rattles..
 

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i think it is different than push start, at 30 degrees you can turn the key and no delay, just cranks and rattles..
No, it’s just not cold enough to delay. I promise you, if it’s cold enough, the truck will delay on its own to start, regardless. My 2017 F-250 was keyed, and the first time it didn’t start after I cranked the key, I freaked. Three to four seconds later, bingo!
 
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