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Old 06-08-2012, 06:40 PM   #31
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Doesn't that truck have iridium plugs?
There good for 100,000 easy!
I wish - there are 16 of them! The manual calls for replacement at 36,000 and it is idling a bit rougfher than it used to.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:45 PM   #32
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You know a mechanic guy just told me that on the F2-350+ trucks with the Gas V10s have had their spark plug mileage downgraded to 60-70K depending on the dealer. Apparently the plugs sit to long and get fused in and then they brake, has nothing to do with the actual electrode eroding.

I have 61k on mine I will have to look at changing them.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:07 PM   #33
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Previous, ram 1500 . Had pop up. Gave truck to son in law with 248,000 miles on it. He drove it 298.000 before blowing engine. Gave pop up to other son in law. Now 2004 2500 chev 6.0 3.73 towing 35' TT. Great match. Will make one ,more up grade in 4yrs when go full time.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:04 AM   #34
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I had been reading this thread with interest as we wondered this question. Yesterday I went to engage the parking break on our '03 suburban that has 125k miles when the emergency break cable snapped. Luckily I was only 1 mile away from my mechanic, but thoughts of if that had happened next weekend while we were 3 hours from home with the trailer have made me think that was a sign. We started looking today and been amazed how hard it is to find a low mileage suburban with a HD tow package. We've called ahead to multiple dealers to verify the vehicles we see on their website have the tow package. They've all just looked at the hitch and said "yep" without actually verifying it has the tranny cooler and higher gear ratio that take the tow capacity from 5000 lbs to 7900. It has been a long and frustrating day. I now have all the pertinent RPO codes memorized and have educated quite a few salesmen on the difference.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:11 AM   #35
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You know a mechanic guy just told me that on the F2-350+ trucks with the Gas V10s have had their spark plug mileage downgraded to 60-70K depending on the dealer. Apparently the plugs sit to long and get fused in and then they brake, has nothing to do with the actual electrode eroding.

I have 61k on mine I will have to look at changing them.
What is a "spark plug"?
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:40 AM   #36
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I sure like to have a newer F150, but ole silver is paid for and still pulls great, and don't leak or use any oil or other fluids.Those crew cabs look nice. I've changed the spark plugs, have new brakes all around.I hope for another 100,000 miles.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:33 AM   #37
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The F150 that I bought new in 1979 I sold to my daughter in 2006.....with only 185,000 miles on it.

Figuring I keep my 2006 F150 the same amount of time, I will be due a new truck in 2033.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:15 AM   #38
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My '01 F-250 PSD CC 4x4 has 197,000 miles now. I recently had to replace the transmission, but the engine is still plenty strong. I went to a dyno day with the local Power Stroke club and at the wheels, mine's putting out 242hp and 504ft·lbs torque with just an aftermarket exhaust and intake (stock programming). Stock ratings were 250/505 at the crank.

I had planned on trading it in at 10 years... even tested the new Super Dutys and F-150 ecoboosts. After that, my truck, that was paid off for 6+ years now, looked even better to me. Planning on diving it until it's dead, fixing it and repeating that a few times.
I assume you have the 7.3l. If so we just did a swap on my buddy's truck. We got a 6.0 cooler (31 pass) and replaced the 7.3 cooler (9 pass). He saw a 50-70 degree drop on his tranny temps! If wasn't too hard to do either. Just a thought.
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I assume you have the 7.3l. If so we just did a swap on my buddy's truck. We got a 6.0 cooler (31 pass) and replaced the 7.3 cooler (9 pass). He saw a 50-70 degree drop on his tranny temps! If wasn't too hard to do either. Just a thought.
Yep... The 6.0 cooler is on my to do list. I wish I had time before I leave for Topsail Hill in 12 days, but it's just not going to happen. Too much stuff, like work and mowing the grass and such, gets in the way of what I'd rather do!
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Total out the door cost was $200. He paid $125 for the cooler and the rest was in hoses, he went all aeroquip fittings though.
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