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if you have some basic tools, I recommend checking the turbo yourself. You'd need 7/16 deep socket, 3" or 6" extension, 3/8 drive, 10mm and 8mm sockets, and a pry bar. It seems I'm not the only one that thought it sounded like the turbo. That's pulling the turbo. But pull the CAC boots off..and do as he said. See if there's play. Personally, because its so easy, I'd take the turbo apart..clean up all the vanes, unison ring, and everything they touch. Throw some anti-seize on there, buy the new $15 gasket and o-ring kit..put her back together. To take apart the turbo you'll need an 8mm 12-point socket. Pull the VGT solenoid before you separate so you don't break it. And the thing will only line up one way so don't worry about not getting it right. If anything, just mark where the clamp lines up so it gets it same seal, but that's not that big of a deal if you torque it correctly.
And with it apart, you could actually order a rebuild kit and have someone rebuild it for you (or yourself) and save yourself about 1000 benjys. That is, if its bad.
2004 F250 XLT 6" lift, 37" tires, zoodad, T6,
edge cs, k&n, revx, warn lockers, rhino bars
future: coolant filter, headstuds, bluespring, 4" turboback, tires..dam these tires