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Hi everyone. I just purchased a 97 E350 Van with the 7.3L TD engine and Automatic trans. This is my first diesel. I have heard great things about this engine. The van currently has approx. 45K miles with the original engine and trans. I won't be hauling just carrying at most 4 people. How long do these trans normally last? I read that they can be the weak point. Is there anything I can do to help lengthen the life? (easy on the throttle, change the fluid yearly?) Any info would be appreciated. I am excited but a little nervous as this is my first diesel van. Thanks.