!/2 ton upgrade, I goofed!!!!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by LB Landscaping, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    Thanks again for all of your help!!! I have been checking out the new 2500 HD's the have some pretty sweet deals on 2002's right now so I might end up going with one of them.:dizzy:
  2. Bill Davis

    Bill Davis LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 397

    glad we could help, those HD's are nice trucks
  3. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    i use an f150 95 w/302 trans is leaking and ive replaced the pan think its the rear seal but it pulls the 7x14 enlosed good thinking of putting a 4:10 rear in what will that do? it was suggested, my truck is a 95 with only 65k miles should i get a 250 or a new trans and rear gear???
  4. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    is getting a 250 going to really hurt financially? cause if you can swing it you'll be pleased.

    you think your 150 pulls the trailer well...
  5. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    yes it would hurt for ther price of a new truck i saw an f250 on ebay for 13ooo but it had a 11ok miles on it how many miles is the ps diesel good for?
  6. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    specifically i don't know about the ps diesel.

    around here, i know it's always a joke that the engine in any LCO truck, even gassers, is the last thing to go. with plowing, you'll lose trannies, brakes, bend frame, and have rust damage etc. before you're engine dies.

    it's something that people just remark, but i think there's some truth to it.
  7. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    A PS should be good for 300K if well taken care of. Or even more. Regular oil changes with premium oil, and clean fuel and air filters are a must. Mine has 112K, I got it two years ago Labor Day weekend with 18 miles.
  8. Dennis E.

    Dennis E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 349

    vs. gas? My old 97 with the 4.6.
    Maybe 8-10 mpg. pulling the trailer.
    The PSD is great. The truck does not even notice the weight behind it. The payments may be higher but what you'll save in fuel costs plus the piece of mind is worth it.
    Plus my insurance rates went down. Don't know why and I did not ask!:D
    On the PSD,regular maintenance is the ticket to longevity. Just like Paul said.

    My last mpg. check was around 18. With pencil and paper. No computer stuff.

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