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F350 Gas sounds like a diesel in the morning.

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Richard123, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. Richard123

    Richard123 Member
    from CT
    Messages: 32

    Just picked up a 2001 F350 w/66k on it and an 8ft Boss Plow. So far the truck seems ok but in the morning when cold, the truck sounds like a diesel. After 4 or 5 minutes of warm up it seems to go away. Also I seem to have a knock in the front end when braking or leting off the gas to come to a stop.

    Any suggestions ??????
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2006
  2. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    Sounds normal to me. I know of alot of people who had Ford gas motors in the newer trucks that made noise when cold! I can't for the life of me remember what the cause was anymore though
  3. richsoucie

    richsoucie Member
    Messages: 89

    my 06 does the same thing and after it warms up if you turn the radio off you can still hear it

    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    My 04 5.4 gasser does it too
  5. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    Richard123--these trucks are notorious for chewing up ball joints--also bushings in the front end! I would start thier. Also there have been quite a few posts on front end noise so you may want to do a search and save some time, best of luck!---As for the diesel noise mine doesn't go away when warm! Oh thats cause it is a diesel!
  6. tuna

    tuna Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    The older 5.4`s have a lot of piston slap when cold they quiet down as soon as they warm up.My `03 5.4 does not make noise cold.
  7. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    That Diesel Noise is just Nature's little way of letting you know that you should have gotten a diesel.

  8. infineon954

    infineon954 Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    I always thought the noise was because the exhaust mainfold bolts always break
  9. Jpocket

    Jpocket Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    Sounds like the GM piston slap my truck has, I've talked to friend that have dodges and they do it too, ALL 2005's with under 10,000miles. So I guess all of the big 3 do it, GM is just known for it.