Originally Posted by dtomstant
Hello forum members!
We are rv'ers once again with a Rockwood 8289WS 5th, pulled by an old reliable '01 F250 short box PSD.
Chapter 1 was when kids were real young and we acquired an '87 34' class A. Lots of complaining then but they now say those were the best of times..lots of memories, etc.
97,000 is really no miles on the 7.3 engine. For the '99-'03, that can be a lot on your transmission. Do you belong to any Ford Diesel Forums? I have suggested the one that I am a member of. The '01 for 6 months of the production year had a 'Mechanical' diode and it became/is very problematic, slipping in and out. You can tell if you have one by the build date on the transmission tag. The high temps of the tranny are also shorten it's life span. Getting a 6.0 is always a good idea for the 7.3. If you are considering a transmission rebuild you can look at my private message and I can give you some more info. or look at the threads provided. Get the new larger trans cooler when you get the work done on your tranny.