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LandYacht35diesel

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I'm going to go with cost. Right now my gasser transmission is sitting on my garage floor waiting for the replacement to arrive. $3K for the HP tranny and I'm doing the R&R. Couldn't do that at home with a diesel.


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Richard .... my man .... 3k$ for a Fix Or Repair Daily transmission......

Sounds to me you got ...... DICKED !

I’ve done HUNDREDS of transmissions over the years .... just Mopars .... you should have gone on a Ford site before spending that kind of coin.

Bottom line .... the transmission biz is a HUGE RACKET

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To add ... people saying diesel maintenance is too high ?

Like what ?

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https://rvblogger.com/blog/gas-vs-diesel-rvs-which-are-best-in-terms-of-fuel-maintenance-longevity-and-insurance/


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Linky no worky ...

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LandYacht35diesel wrote:

To add ... people saying diesel maintenance is too high ?

Like what ?


LandYacht35diesel My 1987 was on a Ford 350 chassis and was a FRED.

1. additives to every tank of fuel

2. oil changes at $235.00

3. 3 sets of fan belts

4. 2 transmissions

5. having to have shore power or a generator for starting in cold weather.

6. failed glow plugs 2 x

7. failed power steering 2 x

8. failed house isolator

9. failed grounding wire to dash

10. failed starter

11. front tires needing to be rotated every 6 thousand miles

12. failed fuel line. I had to have them cut out the heater and use generic fuel line.

13. failed starter solenoid

14. failed transmission cooler

These are a few of the many problems I and my brother had.


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pianotuna wrote:

LandYacht35diesel wrote:

To add ... people saying diesel maintenance is too high ?

Like what ?


LandYacht35diesel My 1987 was on a Ford 350 chassis and was a FRED.

1. additives to every tank of fuel

2. oil changes at $235.00

3. 3 sets of fan belts

4. 2 transmissions

5. having to have shore power or a generator for starting in cold weather.

6. failed glow plugs 2 x

7. failed power steering 2 x

8. failed house isolator

9. failed grounding wire to dash

10. failed starter

11. front tires needing to be rotated every 6 thousand miles

12. failed fuel line. I had to have them cut out the heater and use generic fuel line.

13. failed starter solenoid

14. failed transmission cooler

These are a few of the many problems I and my brother had.


Only a couple of those items are exclusive to diesel.
Fan belts, transmissions,starters can fail on any engine even the gas powered ones.[emoticon]


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LandYacht35diesel wrote:

RLS7201 wrote:

I'm going to go with cost. Right now my gasser transmission is sitting on my garage floor waiting for the replacement to arrive. $3K for the HP tranny and I'm doing the R&R. Couldn't do that at home with a diesel.


Richard


Richard .... my man .... 3k$ for a Fix Or Repair Daily transmission......

Sounds to me you got ...... DICKED !

I’ve done HUNDREDS of transmissions over the years .... just Mopars .... you should have gone on a Ford site before spending that kind of coin.

Bottom line .... the transmission biz is a HUGE RACKET



Well I didn't tell the whole story. I have a stroked 460/528 engine with RV cam, compression raised from 8.4 to 9.0, Banks complete power pack and a little porting.
All that took out the stock transmission. I could find no one in the Midwest willing to build a high performance E4OD with low stall converter and triple disc clutches in the converter. Steel baskets and 6 planetary gear sets. Plus some other nice little touches the shop offered.
The converter alone is a $800 item. For the package I wanted, I found pricing ranging from $8K to $4.5K. + freight.
I am well pleased with $3K, which includes shipping both ways.
Tell me how much you could build such transmission for and maybe we can do business next time.


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For us a 32’ works. Looked at diesels in the 32-34 range and they had less storage than our gasser.


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pFish ... 235$ oil changes ? ... how many nights of lodging in Hawaii do you get with that ?

Two transmissions? You only need THE ONE that came with it ! The Allison transmission is virtually BULLETPROOF..... the only thing that stresses them is way WAY overloading them.

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