So I've got 220k on my 2WD 99 Powerstroke with automatic transmission. I've had it for 3 yrs and put a little over 45,000 miles on it and I love it.
I'm a small time contractor and frequently tow equipment and or job supplies of 8,000+ lbs and sometimes a lot more. Can't even tell it's back there. No problems in that time and other then needing new power door locks there's nothing wrong with truck. But it's time for new tires and at least front brakes.
If I forget to plug the block heater in it doesn't like to start under 25f but when I remember no problems.
I've heard that the torque converters can go in these and has always had a pretty distinctive torque converter rattle the whole time I've owned it. Would it be wise to have that replaced before it takes the transmission with it?
I'm really torn about this. I think this truck has a lot of life left in it and best of all it's paid for. I'm moving from an area with mild winters to an area with harsh winters and the batteries probably need replaced before I go. There will be many nights with overnight lows under 10f.
So what should do? I'd like do put new tires, brakes and batteries and avoid the the shock of a new truck for at least a few more years. What else should I do to this truck? Anti-freeze looks new and PH test fine.
Thanks in advance and if this isn't the right place for these questions please accept my apology and be kind enough to direct me to the right place.