Just bought my 'new' truck monday with 271k on the ODO.
Got it knowing the injectors need replacing soon, something about the poppets in the injectors not working well when cold, also knew the AC
was out and the sway bar needs new bushings. What I didn't plan on, at least no this soon was an tranny replacement. After 1400 miles the transmission is TOAST.
I spoke with Rick at Trans Plus INC in tampa and he said he could build me a stage 2 for 2500 with a billet torque converter, zpack on 1st and 2nd gear, triple clutch, external cooler + 2yr unlimited mileage warranty and would essentially be 'bullet proof'. Since I'll be towing an 11000lb trailer through mountains every so often I figure it's a good idea to have the peace of mind of not having to replace a transmission any time soon.
The question is what to do about the injectors, it's important to mention 2 things, one is that I will be running WMO probably w85 and w80 in the colder months, two is that even though I just used all kinds of fancy lingo above I really don't know what the hell I'm talking about on a grand scale. My engineering skills are in demolitions but I'd like to not apply those to this vehicle.
I don't think I'll fix the AC
, it's usually not that hot here in Montana but these last few days have had me contemplating that.
My ultimate goal is to do this as cheap as possible, I'm not power hungry and in fact I've already got one speeding ticket after 2 days of owning it (before the tranny blew). I just want a reliable truck that I could eventually give to my son when he's old enough.
Also looking at adding FRX/HRX, seems like it would be a good addition since I'm running alt fuel.
Glad to be here, I can stop lurking now
ps: Not my first diesel, came from the cummins land a few years ago and had a 6.0 prior to this. I didn't trust the 6.0 so I had to sell it.