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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tallahassee, FL
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Please help: EVRT valve and vibrations...
I think I made a breakthrough today diagnosing vibration/buzzing that I've got at idle. Been having problems with the constant vibing (my bedliner and dash buzz at idle) and also turbo fart while cold:
This is what I did on a hunch:
With key off, unplugged the little electrical connector on the upper right side of the exhaust side of my turbo housing (the VGT Control Valve)...
Started the truck- SMOOTH AS SILK! I havn't heard my exhaust have a deep rumble like that in ages! It sounded deep and CLEAN.
OMG! ALL VIBRATIONS GONE. GONE.
No wooshing in exhaust and no turbo whistle.
Raised the RPM's a bit in neutral and while powerbraking. No whistle.
Turned off engine. Read the codes: P0040 and P1000. Plugged little connector on turbo back in. Started truck:
Still SMOOTH, NO VIBES ANYMORE! HAHA...AND Turbo whistle.
Now the turbo would spool up to 10 psi while raising the revs in neutral...it would only push 3-7 before in neutral.
Took it for a drive down the street...WOW throttle response and quick spool up. Felt like a different truck...for a moment until...
The BAD part: Within 2 blocks of accelrating and shifting and coming to a stop...THE VIBES ARE BACK AT IDLE...
Also, the idle started jumping 50 rpm erratically, up and down, until I gave it throttle a few times, then it went back to normal.
WHAT IS HAPPENING? I think I made progress figuring out the problem? Is my turbo totally stuck? What's the deal.
Marc, other techs chime in? Thanks.
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2006 F-250 SC 4x2 6.0
High Idle Mod
Diamondeye 4" Stainless Turbo-back Exhaust
Last edited by DieselViking; 11-29-2007 at 09:41 AM.