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03 f350 its a dog
Hello All, Im the new guy with his first diesel. I have been reading this forum for 3 weeks and have some questions i have tried a lot of what i have read here.
03 f350 6.0 with 84000k. Short block replaced at 55k turbo replaced at 60k, Vehicle was baught back by ford at some time in there as well. All this unknown at time of purchase( i blame no one but myself. )
I drive diesels all the time as a firefighter and decided to get my own.. OOOPs! guess i should have researched a little better before getting this one. I know all makes and models have issues and since i already own it, i am not going to vent on that much more.
Issues Please Help!!
Gauges are on the way by UPS pyro/trans/boost/fuel pressure Factory gauges say everything is normal and no codes
No power until 2000RPM is this normal (My 55000lb fire truck leaves the line FASTER THEN THIS TRUCK.)
Cleaned VGT selenoid, removed inspected and cleaned boost tube connections. no leaks there.
Blowing a lot of Black smoke until turbo kicks in.( worse since adding Diesel Kleen on this fill up) Normal?
It only puffed the slightest hint off smoke before adding Diesel Kleen on this fill up. (The grey Bottle)
Idle is pretty smooth, Exhaust Back pressure clean, MAP hose and sensor clean. Dont know how to actually test sensor.
When the turbo hits in at 2000 its like taking off in a jet but before that is like driving a riding lawn mower.
I can not hear the turbo at all at idle. cant hear it till 1500 rpm then if i control throttle i can hear it down to 1100 RPM. If i let off throttle completely no turbo sound until i throttle back up.. ( the videos i have seen of the 03 6.0 make turbo noise at idle.) Paperwork shows reman turbo put on at 55000k
I know this was long but just a little lost. I dont have number to give but im sure you guys have some idea for a direction to send me