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Forged Rods?

Ok so I have a 2000 f250, with a build date of 10/99. I always assumed that all of the 2000 year model trucks had forged rods but from doing a little more research im finding that that isnts always true. Any one know a rough build date for the cut off before they went to the PMRs? Can I take my VIN to a ford dealership and find out?
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You have forged rods. To double check you need to pull the inspection plug out of the motor, it's on the driver side by the oil filter. You'll need a 5/16" piece of key stock about 2" long to take it out, the inspection is the lowest of the 2 plugs. Pull the plug out and look in the hole with a flashlight, you may need help barring the motor over to see a rod cap. IIRC the crank bolt is 23mm, when you can see the rod end look and see if it has a bolt head or a nut. If it has nuts (haha) it's forged if you see bolt heads you have PMRs.

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Exactly what he said. You have to look to see for sure.

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I've been told most 2000's don't have forged rods and its mostly 99's
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I've been told most 2000's don't have forged rods and its mostly 99's
FYI... my 01 has forged rods...

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FYI... my 01 has forged rods...
Oh I don't doubt it for a second. Going to see for yourself is the only way.

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FYI... my 01 has forged rods...
Don't rub it in. I checked for sure yesterday, guess what PMRs .

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