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Old 09-12-2013, 04:07 PM
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Well mark up another Tranny for the 7.3..what to do, what to do

Well. It finally gave. My transmission went kapoot. Last week Friday. Would shift for ****. would wind up to 2500 in every gear then shift. Brought it to the highway. hit 3rd and bounced of rev limiter. Wouldn't shift no matter what I did. Well I left it for the weekend. Thought maybe the computer was freaking out or something. Brought it to the gym. Drove fine. Shifted where it was supposed to. On my way home I noticed a noise. Whining like. Couldn't hear much over my motor and exhaust.
Well pulled in my driveway. hit the gas. and nothing. through it in park. Put in back in drive. and probably 10 seconds later. kicked in.
Well, pretty sure my transmission has went. haha Its been a long haul at 220K on the stock tranny. and she went.
Is it gone? or should I look at alternatives before I dump money? haha

What I am asking now. Should I go with a rebuild? little beefier then stock, since im spinning 40 inch tires. Manual? Or just go with a built. My cousin said built. But my pockets aren't that deep. But I can make it work if I had to.

Just wanted to hear what other 7.3 owners have to say!
My truck Is mainly a weekend daily. I haul cars once in a while. Haul wood. Skid steers. But mostly that's pretty rare. id say maybe a dozen or so times a year. Otherwise she is my weekend warrior. Play toy.
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You can go with a quality rebuild and install a BTS or John Wood valve body with a 6.0 oil cooler and be good for quite awhile.
But running 40's, if you plan on keeping the truck forever, if you can swing the money, get a BTS or John Wood transmission.

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Old 09-12-2013, 06:55 PM
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BTS gets my vote.

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What gear's are you running for those 40's? Unless you are running 4.56's or lower you are going to keep eating transmissions.

Good luck!
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40's sure ain't helping any trans issues. BTS is the Cadillac for bullet proof transmissions, it is what most of the pullers are using, but Cadillac's aren't cheap. Second choice would be John Woods, valvebody can be from either one, not much you can do to one that is "new and different". But if you haven't already you need to regear those diffs for those monster chunks of rubber that you are spinning.
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I'd go with a Ford 4R100HD. You can get them for just over $2k and they have a nice warranty serviceable at any Ford Dealer.

If/When mine goes, I'm getting the HD.
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...Check your fluid?
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running that edge probably isn't helping the trans at all either
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Swap in zf-6 and a dual disk clutch and be done with the whole problematic auto once and for all!
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I'd go with a Ford 4R100HD. You can get them for just over $2k and they have a nice warranty serviceable at any Ford Dealer.

If/When mine goes, I'm getting the HD.
The HD is simple marketing at it's best. If you saw the difference in the internals of what Ford uses and what BTS uses you would laugh at their HD trans. Will it work for 90% of PSD owners? Probably. Unlike other shops that don't want customers in the "work area" Brian, welcomes it. He shows you the cast parts that Ford and every other rebuild kit uses and then he shows you the billet made components that he has custom made that is what he installs in one of his transmission jobs. Of course quality like this comes with a price, many cannot, or will not, afford it. I hope that when mine goes that I can some how afford one, lol!!!!!
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