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post #1 of 29 Old 12-12-2007, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Giant sucking sound...............

I'm new to my 96 F250 PSD. I admit I haven't driven a diesel since my IH Scout/Nissan turbo coffeegrinder days. I test-drove 6 different TD's, all big 3 makes, and all drove (and sounded differently.<P>I lucked out and found an old-school driver and diesel mechanic in town, and had all the fluids/filters etc. changed in this new-to-me rig. He asked me today if I heard a rushing-air type sound in operation. Well, not knowing what a PSD is 'sposed to sound like, I said "nope". I drove it home, and sure enough, I hear an air-rush sound from the engine compartment. He said pick-up and drivability were both below par, as well (after all filters/fluids changed), and suspects an air leak in the intercooler, a vacuum leak, etc.<P>Anyone had a similar experience with their 7.3 PSD? Thanks for your assistance. She's going in Friday and Mr. Mechanic is going to "smoke test" the intake system, hunting for leaks.

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The rush air sound is the turbo most likely. Sounds like you have a shady mechanic. 97 and earlier Powerstrokes don't have intercoolers and your sig says B-O-N-E stock. The below par pickup is most likely turbo lag.
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I dont know what to say about your "old school mechanic"


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The rush air sound is the turbo most likely. Sounds like you have a shady mechanic. 97 and earlier Powerstrokes don't have intercoolers and your sig says B-O-N-E stock. The below par pickup is most likely turbo lag.
It does handle differently "off the line" compared to Dodge & Chevy/GMC's I test drove. I chalked it up to different engines, etc. Throttle response is markedly different from the other 3 makes, as well.

Wouldn't the turbo have a slight "whine" sound to it? No such here.

Are there many vacuum lines in this thing? Maybe vacuum pump leaking?

Hmmmmmmmmmm...........is there an "aftercooler" in the line, someplace? Maybe I misheard/misquoted him.

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No type of air cooler comes on these trucks. If you have one, Your truck is not B-O-N-E stock. What trucks are you trying to compare to?
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Do the OBS have the EBPV? Could that be it?

By the by where are ya in Mass?

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If there is a problem most likely it's a turbo boot.
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It is possible that the EBPV is stuck closed, It could make a sound like your describing, and it would also effect your performance and EGT's ALOT!
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OK, the ABPV! Saw a post regarding a plug that I can disconnect without ensuing mayhem. I'll try that in the a.m. You guys (up all nite like me?) are the aces!

I'm uptown Athol, MA BTW.

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OK, the ABPV! Saw a post regarding a plug that I can disconnect without ensuing mayhem. I'll try that in the a.m. You guys (up all nite like me?) are the aces!

I'm uptown Athol, MA BTW.

Mike
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Yup, its late - EBPV (I knew that! My fingerz didn't!)

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