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Hello, I am new to this site. Just yesterday I bought a 2000 F-350 4x4 with the 7.3 and 4R100 it's got 238,500 miles on it. The body and interior are in great shape. Now the guy I bought it from just used it to pull a camper and haul tools back and fourth from Texas he had owned it since 180,000 miles and did regular maintenance. Today I was doing some research on it and it seems these transmissions seem to be the weak spot. Everything on this truck works fine as far as I know and it's got a lot of power. I paid $5,500 for it and thought I got a pretty good deal does anyone agree? Is there any precautionary measures I can take to keep that transmission working? Could this truck make it to 500,000 stock with proper maintenance? Thanks!
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:03 AM
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It could easily make it to half a million miles. Like you already know, Maintanance is the key.
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One of the best things that you can do for your transmission is to keep it cool. if you are hauling heavy loads, the stock transmission cooler is a bit weak, but there are a couple of upgrade options available. The first is to use an aftermarket cooler upgrade. There are several good coolers available. The second option is to use a cooler out of a 6.0 litre powerstroke. The cooler will bolt right in and offers considerable better cooling. The 6.0 cooler should be available at a reasonable cost from a wrecker.
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