Plate opening sound at start-up - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 09-26-2011, 06:52 AM Thread Starter Rookie
tim connell's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Plate opening sound at start-up

Hey, I have a 96 7.3, with about 105,000 miles on it, and for 2 winters i have had a problem, and every summer i promise myself i will check it, and here it is fall and now i'm checking. In the summer when i start my truck, in 5 to 10 second i hear a plate or metal sound that sounds like something is opening up. No prroblem, but in the cold weather I donot hear this and the truck bogs when it shifts ito another gear (automatic). I have found that if i let the truck warm up for a LONG while then shut it off and start it again the plate opens, I can hear it. Also if i plug the truck in(and my electric meter glows) sometimes it will open and some times not. I have a 3" down pipe and dual 6" side pipes AKA, stacks under the truck, and maybe this is why I can hear it. any thought would be helpful.

tim connell is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 09-26-2011, 06:56 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
Gruss's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Brighton PA
Posts: 1,107
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sounds like the EBPV is opening up. Do a search you will find lots of info.

"If you want smoke, work for it. These guys did" JJFLASH

Stormtrooper:: 1997 F-350 CC SRW PSD XLT 4X4: Baby Swamps, Wildman 4 pos chip, 120V IDM, SD Intercooler,BTS E4OD, RSK, CCV mod, shimmed FPR, DIY 6637 air filter, triple pillar pod with Isspro gauges, 4" MBRP exhaust, SD dual tensioner,
Gruss is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome