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High Pitch squeeling and now sputtering....

Hey ... New to this forum and just bought my first PSD .... i have owned the truck for a week and having problems already. Seeing if anyone could help me out at all...
Just bought an 08' F250 CC .. FX4 .. 192,000 miles.
When I bought the truck the dealer said that it had a small exhaust leak on flex pipe... No biggie.
But This weekend I washed the truck and after letting the truck sit for a bit I started the truck and instantly a high pitch squeal that can be heard anywhere within a block of the truck. took it to a couple small town truck shops and first place said blown Turbo... didnt like the diagnosis and went to the second.. he said its either a belt or tensioner... fine and dandy .. limped the truck back 125 miles to my house and just before i got there i stepped on it to pass a car... squealing wasnt as bad but now i can smell diesel and the truck is sputtering ... anyone have any ideas? Not too fluent on Diesels just yet and dont want to spend $1500-2K right off the bat .... Thanks!
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192k is worth a bump to the top...WOW, on an 08??

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Haha yeah ... not sure if ive seen any with that amount of miles... Still looks brand new.... came with a 3 ring binder with all svc records.. every quart of oil .. light bulb... windshield wiper its all in there .... plus the dealership had the oil changes for life so I know it never missed an oil change... love the truck so far but now im having probs... just hope its not in the thousands to fix..
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192,000 miles!! Do you know the trucks history?
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Yep I sure do .... I talked to guy before me and showed me all the reciepts and work orders ... he owns a bar here in Iowa and also owns a bunch of race horses as well .. Hauled Horses from Iowa to Florida a bunch .. obviously but took immaculate care of this truck.... he upgraded to a F450 dually... Before I bought the truck took it to two different dealers and a body shop just to make sure...
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Yep I sure do .... I talked to guy before me and showed me all the reciepts and work orders ... he owns a bar here in Iowa and also owns a bunch of race horses as well .. Hauled Horses from Iowa to Florida a bunch .. obviously but took immaculate care of this truck.... he upgraded to a F450 dually... Before I bought the truck took it to two different dealers and a body shop just to make sure...
Congratulations on the truck! I am not sure what's wrong with yours, but my truck likes to squeal sometimes badly when I start it in the summer heat. Maybe a pulley or tensioner

Not trying to get off topic, but I am sure many of us would like to know what all has been repaired on your truck in 192,000 miles. Haven't seen many high mileage 6.4's around the forum yet

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So all that work and you're keeping the trash can of doom on the exhaust?

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Thanks ! Whatever the problem is it will be fixed and ill forget all about it as I've wanted the new style truck since I first saw them on the lot! haha If it is just a Pulley or something like that then no biggie.. will keep everyone updated as well...
As for the past repairs... 3 radiators .... 1 Fuel pump ... 1 Intercooler due to road debris.... 1 Right front Hub . . . At work right now ... but when I get home I will double check but pretty sure that is it so far.... Everything else just regular maintenance...
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Damn, thats some miles. I'm impressed. And Welcome to the Org. First thought was pulley/tensioner but if its sputtering that would make me nervous. Curious, what a 6.4 with that mileage sold for if i'm not to nosy asking.

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