Engine skips a beat or dies
So I just bought my first diesel, a 2000 f250 7.3 4x4 zf5 with about 122k miles. But the engine is doing something weird. On one day I made about a 200 mile highway trip empty and twice on the return leg within about 20 minutes of each other, the engine felt like it skipped a beat. RPMs dropped suddenly like the engine shut off, but a fraction of a second later it was running fine. Then today I had it happen to me more, on my way to work I was coming up to an intersection where I had to turn, I was already moving a bit so I was working the clutch a bit in 2nd before the turn. Right before I made the turn it skipped a beat again but this time I was already so low in the RPMs that it stalled and shut off on me. Pulled it off to the side, took the keys out then put them back in and it started just fine. Then later today I had it happen another 4 times. Once city driving in 3rd going up a hill, next on the highway doing 60, then in idle at a stop light. It almost shut off that time (went down to 200 RPM) Then lastly it skipped a beat again in my driveway as I'm reversing. This last time it shut off on me again.
What's going on with my truck?
I'm not mechanically inclined so please no acronyms and try to explain it to me like I'm an idiot. Truck is bone stock as far as I know.