2000 F-250 diesel

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by EROSS17, Feb 28, 2001.

  1. EROSS17

    EROSS17 LawnSite Member
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    I have about 21,000 on my diesel. In the cold weather it makes a loud hissing noise, even after it's been running for awhile. Anybody getting similar noise?
  2. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes, same sound. 2000 F-350 PSD with 21,000 miles.
    Anyone know what we are talking about? What is it?
  3. bam

    bam LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have started up several of our 2000 F450 PSD.

    I also notice a hissing noise after starting during the cold days. It will continue for awhile.

    While I've never heard the same type of noise with the rest of the fleet, which includes 10yr. old trucks, I don't think it's anything abnormal for these new 2000 psd's.

  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
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    I hear it too,I think its the butteryfly valve in the exhaust,that gives the engine backpressure when its cold,helps it warm up quicker,kinda like an exhaust brake,the hissing is the air escaoing around it under high pressure,so Id say its normal until its fully warmed up anyway.
  5. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a 2000 also and it is partially because they did not put a catalytic converter on starting this year, the turbo pipe is a true 4 inches coming off the motor and it also is what John said about the butterfly keeping the correct amount of pressure not only when it is cold but also when warm to help monitor the temp of the turbo at the motor.;)
  6. 99SDPSD

    99SDPSD LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    It is called an EBV Exhaust Backpressure Valve. There is a sensor on the motor that tells the PCM that it is cold. It closes the valve and raises the RPM to build heat in the motor by holding back the exhaust. For mor info goto http://www.ford-diesel.com and do a search on the EBV.
  7. oldmankent

    oldmankent LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    Yep, it is the EBV. I haven't quite figured mine out yet, as I thought it is only supposed to operate while the truck is warming up. Mine kicks in after it has been running hard sometimes. If you have problems with it, "ford-diesel.com" is the place to go. As there are many symptoms to the faulty operation of this thing. Good Luck

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