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Turbo Flutter or Turbo Stall??
Driving today up modest grade and the truck was in 5th gear, lugging a bit and then broke into what sounded like turbo flutter or turbo stall. Like a puffing sound out of the air box.
Power was reduced to nothing but the truck didn't shift down. I then pressed the accelerator to get it to fourth and the futter went away but as soon as it lugged in 4th it started to flutter.
The only time I have had this before with my 6.0 was after matting it trying to get unstuck.
I never experienced it under very normal driving conditions with no weight load or anything.
I have been haveing shifting issues again/still and it has been worse since I the dealer re-programed the truck to try to elliminate the P164A code so maybe it is a shift point issue pulling the truck below the rpm range it should be at.
I don't know. Taking it to the dealer on Wednesday.
The more miles I put on it (32,000 km's or about 20,000 miles) the less happy I am getting. It rattles something firerce on the gravel roads, the window cant be partway down on gravel roads as they rattle, the headrests rattle, the doors rattle and squeak, shifts poorly 50% of the time (been in for 3 re-flashes), and is now using more DEF and getting pooer mileage (yes, same driving conditions, etc.) as I go.
Small rant over. If anyone has expeirence the turbo flutter on this model, under similar conditions I would like to know. I have driven the same roads, same grade, many times and nothing until today.