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Old 09-10-2007, 09:12 PM
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I'm a diesel rookie, diehard Ford owner, needed a tow vehicle(10,000# horses and trailer) and got fortunate to pick up 1994 F350 CC 2WD Dually 7.3PSD 200k miles, drove it home for $1400. The catch, E4OD is junk, typical reverse/low failure. So I have a lot of questions. I've been doing nearly all of my own mechanical work for 25 years, so mostly I need help with information I just don't know because I have no diesel experience. Will the 7.3 bell housing bolt up to gasser E4OD, or is this a worthless prospect? Considered Certified Transmissions Road Ripper due to convenience, or possible home rebuild. Kit suggestions? Torque converter? I need help sorting out where to start with performance mods. Do I start with exhaust, intake, ECM? It starts and runs smoothly, little to no smoke from exhaust. Generally, when should I plan on a rebuild? Anyone who has upgraded one of these to 4X4? Generally, information and opinions welcome here as I'm early in my conversion to oil burning. Thanks.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:22 PM
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$1400! You got a deal! I wouldn't even try to go the gasser route with your tranny. You could get a rebuild kit, or you could check ebay. There are lots of rebuilt trannies that go for pretty cheap. If you are planning on modding it with a chip, intake, exhaust, etc. I would at least buy a good valve body for whatever tranny you get.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:38 PM
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Are the rebuilt/reman trans satisfactory with an upgraded valve body? I was expecting to spend $2500-$3500 to get a stout E4OD. I'd like to invest some of that money in other places if I can avoid spending twice as much for a transmission as I did for the truck.
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It all depends on how you will be using your truck. In most cases, a rebuilt tranny with a new T/C and valve body will do fine. If you are planning on really working it hard every day or hotrodding it, I would spend the extra money on a really beefy tranny.
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with intake, exhaust, and tuning alone I wouldn't think you'd need to beef your tranny up too much. A factory reman with new tq converter and valve body should do you just fine. Like said before tho, if you plan on really hotrodding it with turbo, sticks, etc you'd be well ahead to build the tranny first.
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i see e4od'z for 1000 bux on ebay. i wouldnt get it from there but at least you know the price range... rebuild i dunno man.
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Welcome to the .org!! I would get a built tranny if you already planned on spending the money and since you got a great deal on the truck -- just to know I COULD do anything I wanted and the tranny wasn't ever going to give me a problem again!

Sounds like you made a great find!

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Sounds like you found a heck of a deal. Good luck with getting that trans fixed. Lets see some pictures!!!
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