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Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 07-11-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By JD'sBigredv10
New transmission was installed Wednesday...

New transmission was installed Wednesday afternoon and we hit the road within a couple hours. The final price was actually 10% less than the initial estimate. That was a small yet satisfying...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 07-06-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By JD'sBigredv10
I am getting a re-manufactured transmission. I...

I am getting a re-manufactured transmission. I was told that everything but the shell is brand new. I believe it also comes with a new cooler. Ford backs it with a three year, unlimited mileage...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 07-05-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By JD'sBigredv10
I had it flushed at a Ford dealer about 10,000...

I had it flushed at a Ford dealer about 10,000 miles ago. The 2005-2007s have an external filter. I changed it out at the same time as the flush. I am still shocked that I am in this position. I...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 07-04-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By JD'sBigredv10
Thanks for the replies and insight. I went on the...

Thanks for the replies and insight. I went on the Scangauge website and it looks like a great product. According to the site, there may be a source for the product right here in Durango. If so, I...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 07-03-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By JD'sBigredv10
Went to the dealer today and spoke to the service...

Went to the dealer today and spoke to the service manager. He told me that the technician inspected the cooler lines and they were fine. He then refilled the transmission and took it for a test...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 07-03-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By JD'sBigredv10
Stuck in Durango-Blown Transmission

After almost two weeks towing our 7500 pound (loaded) trailer from San Diego to Yellowstone, over to South Dakota and down into Colorado- a total of 2700 miles, everything came to a screeching halt...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 06-08-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By JD'sBigredv10
I am not exactly sure what you are referring to...

I am not exactly sure what you are referring to but I had to replace mine about a year ago. I can't remember what the problem was but I could not get it secured. The solution was a number of passes...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 06-08-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By JD'sBigredv10
I have a hard time making heads or tails of the...

I have a hard time making heads or tails of the reason why there are such wide variations in mileage. I am running 35.4" with 11" of tread making contact with the pavement. I have 2 1/2" leveling kit...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 05-29-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By JD'sBigredv10
The 4.88 ratio was chosen because of my 35"...

The 4.88 ratio was chosen because of my 35" tires. I had read time and again in this forum that the absolute best ratio for these trucks is 4.30. My effective ratio with the oversize tires calculates...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 05-22-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By JD'sBigredv10
I calculated my mileage with the new gears for...

I calculated my mileage with the new gears for the first time. I traveled 308 miles since my last fill up and I put in 30.5 gallons today...right at 10 MPG! In the two years that I have owned the...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 05-22-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By JD'sBigredv10
I installed the stabilizer and front shocks last...

I installed the stabilizer and front shocks last night. Pretty easy install even for a non-mechanic like myself. I will install the rears tonight and take it for a test drive. I am thinking about...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 05-19-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By JD'sBigredv10
Coil Springs

I am working on improving my ride quality. I have ordered a BD Diesel adjustable track bar and new Rancho 9000s. I also have a Rancho dual stabilizer (might not be necessary but I think they look...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 05-14-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By JD'sBigredv10
Thanks for the compliments. I love the way my...

Thanks for the compliments. I love the way my truck looks and there isn't much I enjoy more that spending time in the driveway keeping him shiny. The shine (and blinding red color) distracts the eye...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 05-13-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By JD'sBigredv10
Thanks for all the words of welcome. I just...

Thanks for all the words of welcome. I just realized that I need to be a paying member to post pictures so I took the plunge!
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 05-13-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By JD'sBigredv10
Mike sent me a revised 87 perf/tow tune this...

Mike sent me a revised 87 perf/tow tune this morning. Went straight to the parking lot and loaded it up. I couldn't wait so I baled on work for a little test drive. Speedo appears to be correct, go...
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