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Powerstroke 04 ford f250 6.0 at 2 grand when running down the road or in park when u let off the accelorator it makes four sucking noised

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    I have a similiar problem. My F-250 6.0 has 50k miles on it. While pulling a travel trailer, if I quickly let off the accelerator I will hear about 4 loud knocking sound. I took it to a Ford dealer and they assured me that that was a "normal" sound that the 6.0 diesel made. It did not make it for 50k miles so what has changed? Also, before the loud sounds appeared the diesel would lose power and barely pull its self up a hiway hill. Then it would clear up after about 6 miles and run fine.



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This is normal, it may not have made this sound before and now it will after an ECM re-flash. I'm not sure what they changed durring ECM updates to Fords but I do work for international which makes the engine. I have heard of this complaint several times and I've also heard of alot of complaints about a lack of power associated with it. The best way I can explain all of this without knowing what ford changed is that they must have lowered the amout of boost pressure allowed durring certian events. This is done by venting the boost pressure which makes the sound your hearing. I know plenty of people that have complained to Ford about this and none of them seem to get a good explination from Ford. DONT always blame the dealer though. If Ford is anything like International they don't always release a full report on what they are changing in an ECM and why, we just get letters saying we need to re-flash an ECM when we pull up the VIN number when a vehicle pulls onto the lot.

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