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Truck with 114k miles, worth upgrading valve body etc?
Here's my situation, I just bought this truck about a month ago, and it just turned 114k miles, and I intend on doing the usual mods, Intake, Exhaust, chip, etc. I use it mostly for DD, but will tow my Mustang and Jeep Grand Cherokee from time to time. The truck has also been a light duty plow truck for about 5 years, and will continue to be one.
So my question is, is it worth putting a valve body and an aftermarket pan in the truck now, or just leave well enough alone and wait until the tranny pukes to upgrade things? I intend on doin a larger cooler regardless, thats easy enough and can only help.
Also fluid changes, the previous owner cant tell me when the last fluid change was, obviously Id like to change it for piece of mind, should I put Amsoil or Valvoline High Mileage, or something of equal in it or just regular ole Mercon?
On a side note, he did install an Amsoil dual filter set up and ran Amsoil 5-30 in it and I gotta tell ya, its the smoothest, quietest 7.3 Ive ever heard..
Thanks for the help guys!!
New Diesel owner, have wanted one since I was about 10 yrs old. 2000 F-350, EC/SB, Lariat, DynoMax pipes, AEM intake, Banks Big Head
..List of things to buy: Wicked Wheel, Valve Body, 6.0 Intercooler and Tranny cooler, undecided on tuner...