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    "Normal" Trans Temps

    Not towing or hauling, what is the normal operating temperature for the 4R100 trans?
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    Trans was rebuild prior to me purchasing the...

    Trans was rebuild prior to me purchasing the vehicle.
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    Purchased Used = 2yrs agao Mileage = 125k ...

    Purchased Used = 2yrs agao
    Mileage = 125k

    Mileage at time of service = 144k
    Reason taken to Dealer = Vibration coming from rear end
    Since I owned the truck for 2yrs and put 20k on it and...
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    Since they serviced the trans less than 3,000. ...

    Since they serviced the trans less than 3,000. Here's my pitch to them as to why they need to pay for it:

    A) They over filled it by at least 2qts. Proof on the receipt from their trans service...
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    Ok, so they should be using Mercon V. Here is my...

    Ok, so they should be using Mercon V. Here is my final question. No matter which you use Mercon or Mercon V - they should never at anytime be mixed correct?
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    Does anyone have or know where I can get the...

    Does anyone have or know where I can get the latest TSB that states which fluid ford is supposed to service our trans with? Is it mercon or mercon V.
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    So over-filling, will that cause the torque...

    So over-filling, will that cause the torque converter to heat up and go.
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    They haven't admitted to over filling, but I did...

    They haven't admitted to over filling, but I did take a video of the truck running in park, the trans temp at 100, then pulling the dip stick out wiped it clean then took a read at half way up the...
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    Ford Dealer and Transmission

    Ok, so here is the deal. Ford Dealer overfilled my trans, work order states they filled it with Dexron. From research it seems that Dexron and Mercon are essentially the same thing. So trans was...
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    Pretty much figured out that the exceleration...

    Pretty much figured out that the exceleration isn't there as the speedo hasn't been re-calibrated. I had the fortunate experience of getting pulled over in the beautiful state of Idaho this last...
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    I completely agree. Speaking of has anyone...

    I completely agree. Speaking of has anyone worked with or know of Freedom Diesels in Hemet? I purchased the truck from them and have taken it back to investigate the problem.
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    I don't have a boost gauge or EGT gauge... Yet. ...

    I don't have a boost gauge or EGT gauge... Yet. No smoke. I was wondering could it be gearing? I does excelerate past 65, you just have to plan ahead. Basically my 7.3 IDI will out run it at the...
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    Very Low Power above 65mph

    Good morning crew, I'm back now with an 01, 4x4, with 8 inch lift. Just picked up the truck on Saturday and drove it Sunday on the freeway for the 1st time. The truck accelorates well to 65 then...
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    Mine Runs. We could moan about fuel prices,...

    Mine Runs.

    We could moan about fuel prices, but I prefer to just buy soybean oil at costco. Last time I was there I could pick it up for $2.75/gallon.
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    Wow 194 isn't bad at all. Who won the IDI most...

    Wow 194 isn't bad at all. Who won the IDI most HP on the DYNO?
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    RamRod, I know what you mean. Take a look at...

    RamRod,

    I know what you mean. Take a look at my pics. Mine was pretty beat up and is now starting to shine again. And I still get 18+ mpg. Not many 1 ton trucks can say that.
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    Yes he sent out a match set of injectors as well....

    Yes he sent out a match set of injectors as well. Did you run the Dyno at the 3rd anniversary? If you did what where the numbers?
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    Ken is extremely hard to get a hold of. So if...

    Ken is extremely hard to get a hold of. So if you do get a hold of him, have a list of questions to be ready to ask.

    I had Ken rebuild my injection pump. Wow what a pump!!! I finally built a...
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    SuperF350

    Do you have any pics of the 6.9? What have you done to her so far?
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    Internal or external?

    Internal or external?
  21. Thread: Meth....

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    Meth....

    In tractor pulling they most of the time burn Methanol instead of diesel for increased power. How would an IDI or Powerstroke run on Meth? Would we need to mod?
  22. Thread: Front Seats

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    Robert, What are you doing with your old...

    Robert,

    What are you doing with your old seats? What color are they? Are they in good shape?
  23. Thread: Ouch!!!

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    Re: Ouch!!!

    I think 190,000 miles finally got to the seals. Brakes had 140,000 miles that I know of on them. Could have been more, but I don't know if the brakes were ever touched prior to me buying the truck,...
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    Re: DIESEL SECRET??????

    I've tested similar and have found good results:

    70% Veggie Oil
    25% diesel
    5% RUG (Regular Unleaded Gas)
  25. Thread: Ouch!!!

    by TurboYT
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    Ouch!!!

    $1,400 later and the truck now has new axle seals, fresh oil in the diff., fresh trans oil, new brakes all the way around.
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