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03 350. 6.0 power stroke

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Stove, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Stove

    Stove Member
    Messages: 79

    Noticed past couple of days my turbo is not whistling like normal:confused: Kinda sounds like a deep snake hist.... or something can any one help???
  2. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    how is the power???
  3. Stove

    Stove Member
    Messages: 79

    power isnt that bad, when merging on freeway is a little different than normal. Kinda smells funny also!
  4. Gix1k4

    Gix1k4 Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    Check to see if one of your intercooler hoses hasn't blown off, or that the tanks on the ends of the intercooler haven't come apart.
  5. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    And there goes your turbo...:D
  6. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    Take it in, odds are the turbo is junk. Just had our '04 replaced because it was rusty inside, yeah, rusty. I also detected a change in sound and less power. After new one was installed, it seemed like a new truck.
    Also, if an intercooler hose was off you'd have literally zero power and it would be waaaaay loud. Pulling our skidloader this summer, pedal to the mat, merging onto freeway and the intercooler hose came off, it literally sounded like an explosion. I think I tinkled a little when it happened. Exit next off ramp, tightened her back on, good to go. They do get oily and can come off at times, but you'd know it.
  7. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    Could just be sticky turbo vanes, how many miles on the truck?