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Old 02-22-2008, 12:00 PM
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john wood valve body question...

I just purchased a 2000 f250 with a little over 100k miles on the 7.3 . I was told by a few people on here to upgrade to a john wood valve body. I was curious if anyone knew about what the going labor rate should be to have one of these installed? Also are there any other things I should do while i'm at it to try and help out the stock tranny? Thanks.
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Old 02-22-2008, 04:16 PM
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Dude man its easy has hell to install the valve body i have a early 99 i just installed the john woods valve body took me 20mins un do the tranny pan drain plug darin the tranny pan down into a bucket if u wanna re use the fluid pull the tranny pan bolts out 10mm save the gasket you can re use it as long as its a factory ford gasket they are rubber take the pan down pull the filter out of the tranny carefull cause there is still some fluid in there dump it out into the bucket there are 2 10mm nuts take them out then the rest is 8mm bolts pull them all out if you dont know where the valve body is its in the very front of the tranny its about 15inch long by 8inchs wide something like that you can miss it once its out put the new one back up in there it can only go in one way so u cant mess that up lol once all the bolts are in and 2 nuts torque everything to 80inch pounds and thats it put the filter back in good ideal to change it while ur in there put the filter back in install the gasket and pan tighten the pan bolts by hand with a ratchet till they are tight and thats it man just put ur fluid back in the tranny through the dip stick and ur done drive and enjoy it my truck shifts so much better now what a change that made
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Old 02-22-2008, 04:19 PM
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O DONT FORGET THE DRAIN PLUG FOR THE TRANNY PAN!!!!!
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:10 AM
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I just purchased a 2000 f250 with a little over 100k miles on the 7.3 . I was told by a few people on here to upgrade to a john wood valve body. I was curious if anyone knew about what the going labor rate should be to have one of these installed? Also are there any other things I should do while i'm at it to try and help out the stock tranny? Thanks.
Free. DIY!!! It is mindless. The only problem is tranny fluid is dripping in your eyes and you need an in/lb torque wrench. My frickin wife could do this mod!!!
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:12 AM
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I forgot. Go to guzzle's page and he has install instructions. For some reason he calls it a BTS, () but his directions will work. Yours just won't come with the "reverse slush" and the plate.
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For some reason he calls it a BTS.
BTS stands for Brians truck shop. He is another well known tranny builder Here is a link to guzzles writeup will give you an idea with pics of what is involved Welcome to guzzle's BTS Valve Body Web Page
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:34 AM
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BTS stands for Brians truck shop. He is another well known tranny builder Here is a link to guzzles writeup will give you an idea with pics of what is involved Welcome to guzzle's BTS Valve Body Web Page

I know. Lame attempt at a joke. That and the vocal inflection wasn't there...
BTS is all "another" forum preaches and I dissented from them and went JWVB
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Ahhh okay went right over my head
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