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Old 04-07-2006, 09:13 AM
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Controversey............

Being a new member, I did search before opening my piehole, but.... Here goes; I have a '97 F-250 PS w/ The Edge programmable, plus the Edge chip, new downpipe, 4" exhaust, and a modified cold air intake that alledgedly sucks in about 1100 cfm's or so using a Dodge setup. Anyhorse, The truck has plenty of power for me now, but I am looking to get a newer Ford PS due to the fact that I now have 240k, plus I have 3:55 gears and that sucks.
NOW, after that lengthy intro, my QUESTION is; What is the most reliable year for the Power Stroke? From what I've gathered, stay away from the 6.0. Anywhere up to '03 1/2 7.3's. Is this valid info? Are there any year 7.3's that should be avoided? And last but not least, is there a better tranny than the E4OD?

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Old 04-07-2006, 09:32 AM
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WELCOME!!!!

Someone should be on soon who can give you te*****al info!
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im gonna tell you, as a factory mechanic, what i would look for.......

i would want a 99.5-03.5 7.3......preferably under 100-150k unless maintanence records were available...then i wouldnt be afraid to go a little over 200k if it had been religiously maintained.......

there are aftermarket trannies available better than the 4R100 (newer version of the e4od).....but IMO if it is a good, clean trans with no problems most guys can get away just popping and aftermarket torque converter in.....(i make that "popping it in sound so easy...dont i ).......

they are REALLY solid trucks....they do tend to have some balljoint failures....putting a set of lifetime warranty MOOG's in and greasing them every oil change will greatly help that....but all and all they just hold up and are great trucks.........Marc
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how much do the moog ball joints run? my truck has 100,000 miles on it now so i think i will need to replace them soon
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how much do the moog ball joints run? my truck has 100,000 miles on it now so i think i will need to replace them soon
i dont remember actual cost....i do remember they were not all that much cheaper than factory ones....but they last WAY longer and pack a lifetime part warranty..........Marc
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Replies........

Thanx Mschn99 for the info, and it sounds like you would know. You are a Ford service tech I take it? Either way, I appreciate the time and info.

Also, appreciate the comments and support Rodslinger. Besides our trucks, we have our guns. Ahhhhhh, America. Gotta love it, or we'll kick your a@* out of here!

Banshee, you too. Thanx for the quick response, and welcome.





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Also, appreciate the comments and support Rodslinger. Besides our trucks, we have our guns. Ahhhhhh, America. Gotta love it, or we'll kick your a@* out of here!
RLTW!
You'll fit in here REAL well Ranger.

Hey where they have you stationed at? I've devoted most of my life to the Army - grew up an Army bratt all over the world, joined out of High School and got a lovely vacation in Operation Desert Storm/Shield. Been out for awhile but still miss SO much about it it hurts. As you can tell by my sig line, I'm a bit on the patriotic, support our troop and piss on those that don't kind of guy.
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Old 04-08-2006, 10:30 AM
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Die hard................

I'm a Former Military Chap Rod.

I've been out for quite a spell. That pic is my graduating class 6/86. But....
I'm still quite active if you get my drift. I'll always be a soldier. As you know, if you're like minded, you're either sick with it, or you hate it. Usually no middle ground.




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I'm with ya trust me.
When I look back on my life of all the things I've accomplished, marrying the love of my life and raising two beautiful daughters and what I gave to my country are tops. I'll always have my heart in the Army.
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