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I am looking for a general consensus on the F-250/F-350 SD with the diesel. Problems?? Fuel economy?? Unusual failures or things that wear out prematurely?? Routine maintenance intervals(oil changes, etc)?? For those who already own one, if you had it to do all over, are there any factory options you would or would not get??
I am looking at the F-250 SD XLT with regular cab, std trans, with a service body.
Next question.....Service bodies....... What kind of service body do you have?? What brand?? Model number?? If you could do it over, would you get the same one?? if not, why not?? What would you have done differently?? What additional options would you have gotten??
And the all important final question.............
Bench seat?? or the captains chairs??? :-)
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On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 09:28:31 -0600, "Noon-Air"

Found On Road Dead.
at 50,000 miles, I took my 2002 GMC 2500HD in to check the brakes. Still at 50%, tires good for another 5,000-7500 miles. Disc brakes on all 4 wheels
The only thing i would have done different is get a king cab with an 8' bed. Nice feature on the service body is the locking dead bolt on each side. One deadbolt locks all compartments on one side.
who in their right mind buys a vehicle with a standard transmission?
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I can only hope :-)
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Steve, you ain't a pimply faced teenager. You know how to operate a clutch....
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I learned how to drive in a '68 VW fastback in the hills of San Francisco. Other than a year or 2, I have always driven a vehicle with a standard transmission. When I had my red Mustang, I replaced the clutch at 180,000 miles, the tattletales were still on the disk...all the way around both sides. The problem was that the spring pack was gone....not just worn out.....*gone*...there were a couple of small pieces of spring in the bottom of the bell housing tho. :-)
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    You didn't happen to sell it to a kid on Long Island, NY, did you ? That was my first car, too :-)
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Probably did, because I think I got his Red 'Stang.... the rear end was shot, too (-; .
That's OK, because all the beer cans in the trunk paid for a new one...... Thanks, Steve!
Jake
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wrote:

I have.

Doesn't exist

Not cheap or young.......... I can't help it if you aren't corridinated enough to walk and chew bubblegum at the same time, let alone be able to drive a vehicle with a standard transmission, or maybe its just because your ass is just too lazy to push a in clutch pedal <Did you ever wonder why its called a "standard" transmission?>
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Back in the old days it WAS standard. But not anymore. The name still lingers. I learned on a manual shift and prefer them. My oldest son now drives one and loves it. There is a certain joy to shifting gears but my wife can't drive one so we always buy cars with an automatic transmision. We buy work vehicles that way too because not everyone can drive a standard.
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Which brings up a good point. Owning a vehicle with a clutch decreases the number of punks who can steal it. Makes you a little nostalgic for the old three on the tree, which was the ORIGINAL standard transmission.
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Learned to drive in a 60 Ford Falcon, 2 dr Coupe, 3 on the column, It was a babe magnet... NOT! My second car made up for it though, a 67 Ford Mustang Fastback, four on the floor... (think Steve McQueen) fun to drive...
Joseph
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wrote:

F*cked Over Rebuilt Dodge
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wrote:

'Dodge'
Damn Old Dod Goes Everywhere
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Ooops, that was to be Dog!
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On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 11:17:10 -0600, "Noon-Air"

where I'm at theres three basic choices on 3rd party truck bodies: 1) http://www.harbortruck.com/ (mine) 2) http://worktrucksales.com/xpacificservice.htm 3) http://www.royaltruckbody.com /
the locking, sliding rear cover was part of the package. Harbor didnt offer the extended height body that Pacific did, but they had other desireable features that Pacific didnt offer. http://worktrucksales.com/xrollerencl.htm
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On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 11:17:10 -0600, "Noon-Air"

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Found On Road Dead, Driver Returns On Foot :-)
This could go on a long time!
I drive a Ford E-150. Hate It. My first Ford. Will NEVER buy another Ford.
Stretch
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I like Chevy's, Steve. We've tried Fords and <gag> Dodges, but the old Chevy wins out every time.
Ford beds seem weak to me, and the bumper arrangement sucks (if you need to use it). The Chevy drive train is tried-and-true, and if you get a 4 x 4 or an extended cab it'll be built in Fort Wayne, Indiana, by people who give a shit (take my word for it)!!
Ford brakes, clutches, and power steering pumps all seemed to present problems.. if I remember correctly.
To whoever asked about a manual tranny... you better have one in a work truck if you're gonna move much weight around.... nothing else lasts, IMO.
I can't speak as to diesels, as none of the small ones worked for us... maybe in a warmer climate you'd do OK.
We get our bodies from Warner.... they're an Indiana company right up the street but well renowned:
http://www.warnerbodies.com/ProductsPage1test.htm
Call Mark Boice and you'll find he'll build you just about anything you want.... at very competitive prices.
Jake
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