For those that didn't catch my thread on all the problems I had with my "new to me" F350, I finally got her all patched up and running like new. I can certainly say I learned a lot about diesels in the process and to
NEVER EVER EVER EVER TRUST PREVIOUS OWNERS
Now coming from driving Tacomas for years, I knew my trucks inside and out, but diesels were something new so I was learning as I went. Short story, the previous owner of my truck must have been on crack and I wasn't smart enough (at that time) to catch it.
So here's what I replaced so far:
Resurfaced turbo plates
Biggest "Oh !@#$%" moment i had was when i drained the coolant and it was green
Paid Ford to flush and debride it as I wanted a really clean start.
Just wanted to thank everyone on here for all the tips and How-to threads. not my first mechanical rodeo but definately a first for diesel. Runs now like a raped ape, so again, thanks y'all.