Yeah my job went full telework and now the truck gets driven like 2 miles at a time through suburban traffic. Transmission loves to hang between 1000-1500 rpm and does that kind of gurgle because the turbo isn’t spooling. At least not noticeably.
Once I get it out on 55+ roads, hell, even 40+, the truck is happy as can be. I feel like I’m learning what the transmission likes and doesn’t like. I tried sport mode and the shifts were HARD and I didn’t like 5000+ rpm just getting up to 40mph. Maybe if I was out on open road but with traffic all around it was a bit much.
either way, thanks for all the feedback. It’s comforting to know it isn’t something “wrong”. I’m definitely going to look at the Ford tune if it bumps those lower RPMs up a little to avoid the gurgle/rumble.
edit: i would also like to note that I remote start the truck to let it warm up every time. The short driving intervals are bad, so I try to give the horse a little more time to gallop(even just sitting warming up).