First off, let me give you some details about the truck. It's a '97 F-250, 7.3L, E4OD
, former fleet truck with 341,000 miles on it. At some point in the truck's history, the transmission was replaced with a reman unit, though I'm not sure where it came from (Ford, Jasper, etc...). The truck has never had any kind of chip tuner, or any kind of power-adder put on it. Only modification, is a homemade intake (that is soon going "bye-bye"). Still has the stock downpipe and exhaust system too! I bought it with 339,000 on the clock, then after putting 2000 miles on it, the ol gal decided she didn't like moving forward anymore.
Pulled the transmission, tore it down and found the forward clutch and drum pretty well junked. I haven't ordered any parts yet, but I'm seriously considering a RacerX rebuild kit, a TransGo Tugger kit, and an auxiliary cooler, on top of a new forward clutch drum, and any other hard parts I need to buy. My question though is what all should I check, inspect, examine, etc. to make sure the forward clutch doesn't cook itself in short order? I don't want to tear this transmission down again any time soon. Your thoughts, if any?