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Old 03-14-2018, 12:37 PM   #14
CorneliusRox
 
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I'd take it for a test drive, get it into 6th gear locked, and do a pull. See if the RPMs rise and blow through the clutches. If so, you're trans is about done.

Check there's no visible head gasket leak (leaking around head on outside, or coolant/oil mixing on inside).

Also check cold start. If the injectors are in good shape, it should cold start at around 0F with no grid heater and almost no hesitation. Mine does (and it always surprises me how effortlessly it does).


Other than that, they're a pretty good truck. I'd recommend head studs, a fuel system that filters better than stock, and an engine/trans tune/deletes.
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