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Old 10-07-2011, 06:32 AM
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f-250 with 280k

im looking at a buddys truck im thinking of buying it is a 7.3 not sure on the year tho its either a 2000 or 2001 hoping for 2000 because of pmr's but not sure yet but he wants pay off and its like 4200 or so but it needs a transmission so im kind of wondering if its worth that or not looks pretty clean but havent seen the truck up close yet its burgundy and gray ext cab long bed and im pretty sure its xlt..the 280k is the only thing that really bothers me but just looking for some input on it thanks im gonna try and post the pic i have
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if compression is good then it shoudl be a good truck. check the turbo and intake for dusting. find the actual year, and get a BTS and be doen with transmissions!
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yea im planing on going to look at it sunday and look at it better but as far as i know it hasnt ever been chipped or anything is there any good way to be able to tell about good compression without doing a compression test i dont know much about that kind of thing but i do have 2 buddys that have 7.3 one has 500k with no major probems and a buddy that had a 02 with 300k...one of the good things i see about it is that if i do the tranny i know its been done and dont have to worry about it as much as buying with 280k and the tranny working and not know when its gonna fall out
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take off the intake, check the intake tube for dust, and look at the turbo's compressor fins for chips. also, when the motor is cold, take off the oil cap place it on the fill tube upside down, and see if it flips off or just kida vibrates off. thats all you can do without getting an actual compression test.

if you dont replace the tranny with a BTS, at least upgrade the TQC and upgrade the cooler.
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okay thanks i will have to check that out and i have a diesel shop down the road from me Pearson diesel shop that i can get that tranny built for 2200 and have billet tqc and racing clutches..my buddy just got his done by them and loves it..it the truck in my signature that on the trailer lol
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nice looking truck
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:33 AM
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thanks man i love my buddys truck i been trying to get him to sell it to me for 2 years lol i guess i should have bought it instead of showing it to him but its all good just not a all white fan but they look sweet fixed up
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okay thanks i will have to check that out and i have a diesel shop down the road from me Pearson diesel shop that i can get that tranny built for 2200 and have billet tqc and racing clutches..my buddy just got his done by them and loves it..it the truck in my signature that on the trailer lol
There are cheaper options than buying a BTS. There was a local truck that I almost bought that was a turbo away from being a 550+ RWHP truck. His trans was from a local place and cost him $2,500, but came with a 5 year, unlimited mileage warranty. The shop knew the intended goals of the truck, and the warranty wouldn't be void because of mods. 2 years after the rebuild, the trans case split, which I can't imagine being any fault of the shop.

With that being said, a BTS is a BTS. I'm pretty sure no one builds a stronger 4r100.
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what is a round about price for a bts transmission?
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what is a round about price for a bts transmission?
Depends on options (tranny cooler and such), and if you ship or go to the shop, but expect to spend $4-5K.
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