I read this all the time on different forums, so now it's my turn. I bought my first powerstroke, never did the diesel thing so I'm definitely in the learning stage. Also this is my first day joining the forum. Now the problem...
I bought a super clean truck, condition unknown. It was bought at an auction then sat untouched for 4 years. 201k miles, auto, 2wd, super cab, long bed, heavy duty.
I did a ton of maintenance to it to revive it. It starts, runs, and drives. Seems like it has no power. Don't want to be long winded but here we go..
All stock, new batteries, glow plugs, fuel filter, oil filter/change, water pump,radiator/fluid change, transfilter/ fluid change/ flex plate, ebpv
tube /used clean valve, new valve cover harness, new pickup in the front tank, cleaned tank with new fuel. Truck needs some tlc and miles put on it. Somebody cut the cat
off of it so the exhaust is open after the up pipe, turbo appears to be working, all the boots are good
It makes really loud diesel sounds until you give it throttle then it quiets down, which is why I replaced the flex plate(which was cracked 85% around the bolt holes). It still makes the noise. Is it normal? Never drove one of these either so do they all feel under powered? It won't chirp tires with banana skins, and new wet pavement.
Any help would be grand. I'd love to use this for my company truck as long as I can make her reliable again