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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Goldendog Redux, Dec 31, 2014.
Have you ever changed the trans fluid and filter?
If not that's the first thing I would do .
Mine made it to almost 200k.
As said above, there is a premium on the 7.3. My friend wanted one so we went shopping and there were some dealers asking over $20k. I think he paid $13k from private party and got a decent deal.
How many miles on yours?
This is what I want. This guy takes a new or newer Ford F-250 or F-350 truck of your choice, lengthens the frame, cuts the cab off behind the rear doors and melds a Ford Excursion box to it. So, you get a new or newer (based on the donor truck you choose) Ford Excursion, with all the modern bells and whistles.
They will also turn a Ford Raptor of your choice into an Excursion.
I would use a new or slightly used F-250 6.7L Turbo Diesel truck as a donor. I would have the finished Excursion painted that darkish green/gold color combo that was available on earlier Excursions. Then I would drive that puppy forever.
BTW, I heard that even though Ford has dropped the Raptor pickup, Hennessey Performance will still offer the Raptor performance package, using a new Ford F-150 as a starter vehicle.
So, in addition to all the Raptor/Hennessey styling crap, you would get the 600hp supercharged V-8 in the new Ford F-150. Now that the new F-150 is aluminum-bodied, you would have the same amount of power in a truck that would now weigh 800 pounds or so less. Sounds like a sweet package.
The Transmission in my F-150 4x4 went out last spring. Cost about $1600 to fix. I think it was worth it. I would imagine a transmission in an F-250 would be more...so...depends on finances. It's still cheaper to fix than it is to buy a new one I'm sure.
This is one seriously sexy looking truck and with 600hp AND 800 less pounds of weight, it would be a blast to drive.
My truck has 170k on it. Pretty much nothing for that engine. If it were a crew cab and not that awful super cap or whatever they call it, I would keep it forever. Of course, I will likely fix it and keep it. Or until the new tires wear out anyway.
That is a sharp looking truck. Any idea what kind of money we're talking.
The website says it's anywhere from $35k - $59k on top of the actual vehicle you supply, depending on year model.
Best thing you can do when you rebuild is put a Billet torque converter. (9 or of 10 ) 4r100 problems results from torque converter failure. I wanted a trans from Brian's truck service but due to time constraints I had it rebuilt locally . I am very particular about who I allow to work on my truck because I try to do all my own repairs. I spoke to the guy at length about what I wanted and felt confident he could deliver what I expected. We specifically discussed Torque Converters and he agreed that was a priority in bulletproofing my trans.
OP: What symptoms did your trans have before it 'pooped out'?????
My '99 F-250 SD has 246,000 miles on it, now.
I've had one issue with the trans. There is a drain plug in the torque converter that almost came out, and fluid poured out.
The fix....... $175.00 in towing fees. $266.00 to clean threads, put teflon tape on the drain plug, refill trans.
After playing in mud:
Sometimes it would not shift when it should have. I never trusted that transmission frankly
So...it's not clear to me after re-reading the thread...is it an automatic or a manual? I'm old school and assumed since it was a truck that it's a manual.
' 72. Still getting used to soft keyboard on my cellphone.
Mine is pushing 156K miles and is one of the first power stroke trucks. It's seen some heavy use, towing. The auto transmissions in the those earlier years were more prone to have problems.
I'd seriously like to convert mine to a manual. I've repaired my auto trans (short of a complete rebuild) and it's proven its self for light use, but I still wouldn't trust it too far.
My son just loves his new Tundra......