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Old December 25th, 2015, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default 1999 F250 XL 6.8L V10 5spd 4wd CCLB 238,000 miles

1999 F250 XL 6.8L V10 5spd 4wd CCLB 238,000 miles

recent upgrades: New Warn Hubs, New Hercules 285/75R16 tires, couple of rear mud flaps, lo-profile tonneau, Dee-zee tailgate assist, Kwik Gate tail gate step, replaced rear door that was dented, upgraded gray vinyl benches to tan cloth buckets in front and cloth bench in rear and seat center flip up. (10) new coil packs and plugs. Heater core, serpentine belt, and finally, 4wd transfer case motor.

truck has zero rust, pretty good for 16 years old and 240k!
runs and drives like a champ.

this is my 5th Super Duty, my 2nd v10.

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i will post a pic on this, but i am missing my passenger side sway bar mounting bracket. So i am looking to just replace all those parts I figured.
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Old December 25th, 2015, 08:37 PM   #3
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Check out this list: Wishful thinking of a 12v swap eventually

$1,500 motor and trans.
$250 radiator
$150 38 gal tank
$230 eastwoods sound mat
$200 batteries
$100 metal for cross members and motor mounts
$50 air cleaner
$160 Ford Intercooler
$1,000-1,200 drive lines, yokes and u-joints (switching to 1350)
$300-400 exhaust
free divorced transfer case
trading the 460, trans, transfer case and radiator for the entire a/c
I'll need to have the exhaust shop make a few bends for the air filter and intercooler fittings. I'm sure the wiring will cost me $150 or so in parts.

I've not included consumables for the welder, torches and grinders. Beer for my buddies would get purchased anyway. Oh yeah, spray paint. That stuffs spendy! I bet I have $60 or so into paint and a bunch for carb cleaner as well.

As far as hours, I couldn't tell you. I know I've spent a TON on the net learning. I wish I would have bookmarked pages and saved pics to my phone for reference. Can't tell you how nice it would be to have separate stickies with pics of how guys dealt with...
1. motor mounts
2. cross member
3. radiator/intercooler
4. transfer case mounts
5. air cleaner
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no bets this time... lost that bet last time!
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Old December 26th, 2015, 04:27 AM   #5
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Are you parked in a handicapped spot?

Keep working on the truck. It's a good starter project.
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Old December 26th, 2015, 01:27 PM   #6
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Default 1999 F250 XL 6.8L V10 5spd 4wd CCLB 238,000 miles

No. I'm not. I was parked at the middle of the lot at Home Depot and for some reason there was this huge blue stripe in the lot. I was in Washington Twp. I happened to notice it when I pulled in. I always back at the back of the lot. Easier to maneuver 24' trucks there.

And thanks. I really like these truck body config. I have purchased PSD in the past but this v10 was just the right price and couldn't pass it up with no rust!

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Old December 26th, 2015, 03:55 PM   #7
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Are those v10's any good? Pull good, plow good? Just been curious about them
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This is the second one I have had. I'd say yes. This truck is not my DD. it's my fun, work, hunt, go to the cabin, snowmobile truck. Tuned properly, it will get about 11-12 mpg. But I put oversized tires. So, I'm getting 9.5-10. It has plenty of power for my above mentioned needs. It will tow my snowmobile trailer 85 down the freeway with 3 sleds in it, learned that the other day.

The other unit with v10 is my Motorhome. And I've had it for 6 years with zero issues. It's a 1999 as well, had 19,000 miles when I purchased it and now has 38,000 miles.

This truck has 240 on it and it's had a tune up and replacement of the coil packs done once before. For good measure I just did all 10 plugs and coils a few weeks ago. I got them from Napa, purchased the Denzo ones and the motorcraft platinum plugs. I had one bad plug and coil pack and was getting 6 mpg because of it. Other than that, minor issues because it has so m any miles, but nothing major. They really do last as long as the PSD for about $3k less for the truck.
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Old December 26th, 2015, 04:19 PM   #9
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Dodge also made a very good v10 from what I've read. I've know many guys with them, they like them. For this model year, I really like the Ford SD body over the dodge.
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So got talking with a guy on cumminsforum.com who did this 6bt conversion in his 2005 Ford PSD. And it turns out he lives about 10 min from me. So looking forward to heading over and learning more first hand about a possible swap.


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Old December 29th, 2015, 08:38 PM   #11
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Default 1999 F250 XL 6.8L V10 5spd 4wd CCLB 238,000 miles

Built this today, 4 switch pod for my bed and rear bumper lights. Click image for larger version

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Old December 31st, 2015, 08:19 PM   #12
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Default 1999 F250 XL 6.8L V10 5spd 4wd CCLB 238,000 miles

I didn't install a relay for my hella 55w reverse/rear bumper lights. They are 15a on 10ga battery lead to fuse 16ga from the fuse to switch. And the switch has 16a max load.

And I should not need them for the LED lights.
But I will need them for the 30amp inverter.

Anyone help me with this relay question? Everything I've read online and watched on YouTube suggests I don't need a relay on this setup.
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