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Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   10-01-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 67
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Posted By wood4heat
Thanks Mark, I'm gonna drive the hell out of it...

Thanks Mark, I'm gonna drive the hell out of it this winter then. Come spring I'm planning to spend a couple weeks towing the trailer up and down the west coast. Sounds like if it doesn't fail before...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   09-30-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,651
Posted By wood4heat
So I took my truck back to the shop that...

So I took my truck back to the shop that installed the trans. It was mid 50ies the morning I took it in and the trans temp broke 180. They called later that day and told me they found a pinch in one...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   09-24-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,651
Posted By wood4heat
I had the new trans installed. I don't think I...

I had the new trans installed. I don't think I could have purchased everything for their installed price! Plus their warrany covers labor if I bring it back to them. Point I started out trying to...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   09-24-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,651
Posted By wood4heat
I was a bit surprised on the freeway. I thought...

I was a bit surprised on the freeway. I thought it would run cooler in 3rd but it actually heated up slower when I went to 4th. It was level so I had no trouble pulling 4th at 65.
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   09-24-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 67
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Posted By wood4heat
Then won't I just have to wait longer to get back...

Then won't I just have to wait longer to get back on the road? I will make it home from here. Only about 10 miles to go. Unfortunately the last couple miles are uphill and winding. I will be 2nd gear...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   09-24-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,651
Posted By wood4heat
Something is not right with my new trans. Working...

Something is not right with my new trans. Working on getting home now, on my 3rd cooldown stop. Got it up to 240 before I could safely pull off going through Longview. Took a good 40 minutes idling...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   09-22-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,651
Posted By wood4heat
I pulled my toyhauler for the first time with my...

I pulled my toyhauler for the first time with my new BD Performans trans and 6.0 cooler. I was amazed at how hot it ran! Wonder if my old sensor was bad. I would see 170 - 180 on the hiway before....
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   09-05-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,651
Posted By wood4heat
At what temp does the factory gauge move into the...

At what temp does the factory gauge move into the yellow and red? My Edge insight has read anywhere from 140 to 227 and the factory gauge stays right in the middle. Once its up to operating temp it...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   09-01-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,691
Posted By wood4heat
Got back on the road today. It's like driving a...

Got back on the road today. It's like driving a different truck! Love the lower stall on the torque converter. The shifting is way improved also. With the old transmission there was a huge jump from...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-17-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,691
Posted By wood4heat
Just ordered the BD transmission with their...

Just ordered the BD transmission with their torque converter and the 6.0 cooler. Should be up and running by the end of the month!

Thanks for all of your advice!
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-16-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,691
Posted By wood4heat
What's the word on BD transmissions out of...

What's the word on BD transmissions out of Canada? I have a local place here that can get on installed in a week but I can't find a lot of info on them. Specifically how would they compare to the...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-15-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,691
Posted By wood4heat
The only reason I don't jump on the John Woods...

The only reason I don't jump on the John Woods transmission is time. I have a camping trip planned for the middle of September that I don't want to miss. I am really trying to find a solid option...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-14-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,691
Posted By wood4heat
Is anybody familiar with Bullripper transmissions...

Is anybody familiar with Bullripper transmissions or the Transmission Exchange Co? I just found these guys and they are local, only about 30 minutes from me: Extreme Duty Tow Matrix Ford truck 4R100...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-14-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By wood4heat
I don't have the 6.0 cooler... yet! That will be...

I don't have the 6.0 cooler... yet! That will be done as part of this fix.
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-13-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By wood4heat
Sorry I haven't updated this, got busy late in...

Sorry I haven't updated this, got busy late in the week.

So I pulled the dipstick yesterday and the fluid was still red but maybe had a tinge of gray. Kinda hard to tell on a dipstick but it...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-10-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,691
Posted By wood4heat
I was looking at this option as well. Sounds like...

I was looking at this option as well. Sounds like a well built transmission. Would love to hear about anybody's experience with, or opinion of these!
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-10-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,691
Posted By wood4heat
I have a friend at the local ford dealer who...

I have a friend at the local ford dealer who recommended this trans. I doubt they would honor the warranty with everything I have done to my truck but it might be a viable option if it's a solid...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-09-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By wood4heat
Thanks for the informative reply! What is a...

Thanks for the informative reply!

What is a safe temp to shut it down? I always thought autos were ok to about 260. I'm using an Edge Insight which I thought read a little low. The trans felt like...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-08-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By wood4heat
Got the codes, there were only two and I don't...

Got the codes, there were only two and I don't think they will be much help:

P0475, exhaust pressure control valve?

And P0603, Internal control mod keep alive memory error.
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-08-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,691
Posted By wood4heat
Is one 4R100 better than another?

I may be in the market for a new trans and have found several options. Just wondering if the high $$$ versions are worth the price for my application.


I've seen transmissions online for...
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-08-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By wood4heat
By the time I got home last night all I wanted...

By the time I got home last night all I wanted was a shower and a bed. I look at the codes tonight and let you know.
Forum: '99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain   08-08-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By wood4heat
I guess this means it's time for a new transmission...

It was bound to happen, truck has 189,000 with the current trans installed at 82,000 by the previous owner. I bought the truck with 120,000 on it and been happy so far. I mostly use it for towing and...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   07-14-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,564
Posted By wood4heat
I haven't been able to spot the leak but the...

I haven't been able to spot the leak but the valley is full of oil and it leaves a couple oil spots every time I park it.

I've read on here that they can be re-sealed but I've also read that this...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   07-14-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,564
Posted By wood4heat
Thank you for the reply! I have considered...

Thank you for the reply! I have considered replacing the inter-cooler boots but wanted to know if I was out of line first.

I do need to replace the HPOP due to an oil leak. Could that be causing...
Forum: '99 & up Upgrades and Aftermarket - 7.3L Engine   07-13-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,564
Posted By wood4heat
EGT's, normal or excessive?

I typically tow a 24' toy hauler weighing somewhere in the 8,000-9,000lb range loaded. When I hit the passing lanes going up hills I have way more than enough power but can't do more than 55 - 60 mph...
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