Do you have a link to that thread? How many miles on the truck?
Now all of use are going to be driving around with the radio off listening to to the best sound around, the purr of a Powerstroke. That was my favorite station anyway.
No, I don't, sorry. The link was about someone that had done his own head gasket/studs recently. He had reassembled everything and it was running fine. Someone else dropped into the thread and said something about "be on the lookout for bongo drum sound" as that would mean he did not get the lifter assembly properly installed.
When I read that my heart sank, and I went out the following day and had to drive from NYC back to Massachusetts, then on to the Seacoast of New Hampshire, then return to NYC that night. I didn't hear the noise at any other time than at idle and sitting at a red light with my foot on the brake. Before I read the description of "bongo," I would have said that it sounds like a pump of some sort.
Like I said, the truck is running strong and quiet.
There is one other thing that I HOPE is not related. From day 1 when I installed my boost gauge, when I stand on the "go pedal" the gauge fluctuates so much that it is difficult to read. My fuel pressure gauge did the same thing, always fluctuating.
I had the FP gauge hooked up direct from the top of the fuel filter canister all the way to the cab. Yes, I have a live fuel pressure gauge in the passenger compartment. It no longer works, having shaken itself into oblivion.
104,500 miles. Bought it back last September, wayyy out in Missouri. Got in it and drove it home knowing absolutely 0 about a Powerstroke.