Start up times - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

SOHC - 2.3L & 2.5L Lima Engines Discussions and Topics specific to the Lima 4 cylinder engines

Start up times

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 03-01-2005
Diabolic's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Rising Sun, MD
Posts: 1,542
Start up times

Ever since i changed my oil a couple days ago it seems that the truck is taking slightly longer to start up. Maybe half to a full second. A couple times i even let go of the key thinking it was started already. What could this be caused by?
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-01-2005
3LiterBeater's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: OC, CA
Posts: 879
More oil causing more crank case pressure and its taking the starter a couple more revolutions to get the motor spinning fast enough to fire...
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-01-2005
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: PUEBLO, CO
Posts: 3,753
did you put a heavier weight of oil in on accident maybe?
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-01-2005
Diabolic's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Rising Sun, MD
Posts: 1,542
Originally Posted by SUPERGILDO
did you put a heavier weight of oil in on accident maybe?
It was a different weight. I had asked my grandfather to pick some up for me, and i didn't check to see what kind it was.
 
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-01-2005
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: PUEBLO, CO
Posts: 3,753
Originally Posted by Diabolic
It was a different weight. I had asked my grandfather to pick some up for me, and i didn't check to see what kind it was.


VOILA!


not a big deal its just harder to start when its cold.
 
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-01-2005
Diabolic's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Rising Sun, MD
Posts: 1,542
Originally Posted by SUPERGILDO
VOILA!


not a big deal its just harder to start when its cold.
Awesome, i was getting worried about it for a second. Thanks guys.
 
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-28-2005
Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Eatonville, Wa
Posts: 24
i put in a little heaver oil and i'm having the same problem.
 
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-28-2005
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Exit 105 New Jersey
Posts: 2,409
you guys are likely hurting your fuel economy
not sure if it will notice, but it has a negative effect
 
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-28-2005
shadyluke's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: West Grove, PA
Posts: 2,077
Really you should change back to the lighter weight oil. The thinner oil fits into the tighter tolerances in the motor better helping to maintain engine life.
 
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-16-2005
SVT01RANGER's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West Eugene, OR
Posts: 3,634
Originally Posted by shadyluke
Really you should change back to the lighter weight oil. The thinner oil fits into the tighter tolerances in the motor better helping to maintain engine life.

what he said........... for the longest time i ran with 10W-30 in my 2.5, and didn't really have any trouble with it, then i went a little lighter with 5W-30 Mobil 1, and the truck seems to like that alot better
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Sonic04Edge
Snapshots
17
07-17-2011 08:19 PM
badinten
General Ford Ranger Discussion
6
10-27-2008 07:50 PM
2004edge
2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech
41
04-08-2005 12:27 AM
Scallion02EDGE
General Ford Ranger Discussion
1
11-11-2004 10:13 PM
ToughFord
General Ford Ranger Discussion
5
08-03-2004 03:54 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Start up times


Contact Us Sitemap Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.