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2000 F-350 V10 Tranny

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by LawnProLandscapes, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    just got back from doing the first push with my new to me truck. its a 2000 f350 v10 with a boss v-plow.. i noticed about a half hour into my push at a commercial lot the truck seemed to shift between gears weird so i stopped and checked the tranny fluid and in my opinion it was way to hot and almost burned. i let the truck idle down for about 10 minutes then left the lot and had one of my guys finish so i didnt hurt the truck. i know i have to get a tranny temp gauge in it but do you think it got hot so quick because the fluid is shot? my truck does have a tranny cooler right? should i look into upgrading to a bigger cooler? let me know your opinions, i think im going to get the gauge and changed the fluid and hope that was it.. once it got hot you could hear a faint clunk as you put the truck between reverse and drive.

    ps i wasnt slamming the truck in and out of gear and hammering it either. i always wait till im at a complete stop before switching it between reverse and drive and make sure i wait for it to go into gear before gassing it.
     
  2. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    How many miles on the truck? Change the fluid and filter as a precaution. If you let the truck idle to cool off the tranny, make sure it is in neutral, that way the pump is circulating fluid. In park the pump is not working. When I had my tranny rebuilt I had it so the pump was circulating in park.
    If you feel the tranny temp was way to hot cut down on the amount of snow you are moving.
     
  3. KATTRANSPORT

    KATTRANSPORT Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Define "hot" I can pull my dipstick out after a run on the turnpike and the fluid is hot. What is the condition of the fluid? Is it dark? Does it have metallic flakes in it? Changing the filter and fluid isnt a bad idea, but if the fluid is a heavy blackish color its more then likely too late. I would reccomend going somewhere where they flush the fluid rather then just pop the drainplug. This way they flush the cooler, lines converter and case. Good luck
     
  4. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Darn why it happen.

    Well how long you plow snow until it happen?


    My Dad's f250 have transmission cooler it near to radiator it on front end look hole like vent you will see cooler look like this pic. If you don't have then I be surprise.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Make sure you get the system flushed instead of just the filter & fluid. I have mine flushed every spring after plowing & every fall before plowing so it is fresh.
     
  6. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    im going to have the tranny flushed and fluids changed. its not black but it is dark and smells kind of burnt. i ordered a tranny temp gauge already, and have a heavy duty tranny cooler on order which is 10.5x15x1.5 and has 6 passes on it. i think this combo will cool things down and keep me safer. i just got the truck two months ago and have no idea when the fluid was changed last. i plowed for about 45 minutes in about 6 inches of wet heavy snow. truck has 80 k on it.
     
  7. KATTRANSPORT

    KATTRANSPORT Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Do a detailed search on www.dieselstop.com and see which tranny cooler them guys rave about. I believe it is the 6.0 cooler. Do your homework I belive these guys have better luck with ford ones then aftermarket coolers with FANS. Check it out
     
  8. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    i actually want to get the dimensions on my stock cooler first before getting a different one. i was in a hurry and pushing a lot of snow so i think that was leading cause in it. also the fluid is a little dark but not black but to me smells burnt so im hoping that a good flush and fresh fluid will do the trick. but since im going to be doing it should i just do the tranny cooler now to?
     
  9. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    You said the magic words, In a hurry and pushing a lot of snow. Been there, done that.
    Make sure all the old fluid is replaced and when it snows heavy take half passes.
    Trannys are expensive and hopefully you dodged a bullet.
     
  10. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    im pretty sure i did.the tranny is shifting flawlessly now that its cooled and even after letting it sit 10-15 mins after it got hot it was back to normal. i cant wait to get here finished and back out there. xysport
     
  11. Did you have any fluid leaking outta the tranny?
    Mine did on the first snowfall we had here 5" of heavy wet snow plowing in 4x4 and I was plowing in an apartment complex where I went back and forth. Started noticing dripping then got too hot and dumped most of the oil out the bottom.
    Been told i could be the front seal, although since then It hasnt leaked much, maybe once. My dash board temp gauge always shows its in the normal. so IDK :rolleyes:
    Let me know where you got your new cooler at, IM thinking about either adding another one or getting a bigger one. Also about that guage let me know.
    Thanks
    Matt