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post #1 of 11 Old 04-18-2013, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, all! I'm Travis from Kentucky. I got my membership yesterday, today I wanted to introduce myself. I just bought a 2003 250 with a 7.3 about three weeks ago. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Good or bad please let me know.......Thanks!
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Thanks Darryl, how do you like your 4r100? I'm sceptical about mine from what I have heard.
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Mine's been good. I did have an issue with it while towing my previous trailer. It was leaking fluid when it got hot. This was before I put in my gauges or 6.0L cooler. It turns out, it was a common issue with these trannies. The front pump seal inside the bell housing wears out or something. Once I had it replaced, it's never leaked again. I now have a 12,000lb 5th wheel and I don't have a lick of problems with it. It works great. I just rolled over 195,000 on a trip with the 5er to Monterey and back.


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How much does the gauges and coolers usually run?
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I got the Autometer Z-series meters w/3-pod from SummitRacing for about $300. Other gauge sets/pods would vary. Like with anything, there are several to choose from and there are many on who recommend the various ones.

In our supporting vendor list, there are two Ford dealers for parts. Both offer discounts. One is Sunrise Ford, the other is AutoFair Ford. If you contacted them, they could let you know what the price would be. It's been so long ago since I bought mine, I can't find what I paid.


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Thanks again Darryl!
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I have (2) 7.3s and have a hard time deciding which one to drive every morning. I usually pick the one with the most fuel. spend some money on the tranny if you chip it.

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I had thought about installing a small chip or programmer just to give me better mileage. I guess the first thing I need to do is put a 6.0L cooler and flush the tranny really good. All I really haul is small excavators and shidsteers.
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