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Old 09-16-2009, 08:44 PM
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This morning my truck had it's first real "cold start" temperature was 48*, there was some precipitation overnight, and upon starting, it idled at about...900rpm's. No big considering it was compltely cold. But soon after that, it became really lopey, almost like it had a BIG cam. Once I put it in drive, it was totally fine, and idled normal. This was only like a 15 second period of this lopey idle.

I don't think it's even an issue. I just thought i'd address what happened and see if it is abnormal for a vehicle like mine to have this happen.
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Moved my Ram yesterday so I could clean up after cutting the grass , and had the same thing . Loping a little . Didn't notice any black smoke from the tailpipe . So I just chalked it up to one of those things .
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I aswell didn't notice black smoke. Just water vapor. Any ideas Tom?
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I had the same thing with my '98 dakota when starting in the cold: zero celcius. After I heard about adding ethanol to the tank I never had the problem again, so it must be water condensing in the tank. Some cold weather tips: never leave less than half a tank of fuel in the winter, gas-line anti-freeze is your best friend, and a block heater is a must if it sits for more than 12 hours.
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