Since you already have the 98.5, then you're looking at the same truck, except the 12V and the lack of all the electronics that control it. The 98 12V is only 180 HP, same 47RE tranny. Only real issue is the KDP, but that hit the early 24V's too. Of course there are some specific 12V maintenance items to address, but all are minor. Good luck.
"Of course there are some specific 12V maintenance items to address, but all are minor."
OK, I need to know, other than the KDP, what other specific 12v issues
. I replaced my crank dampner as the rubber was deteriorated, the bumper rolled back and pinched the tranny cooler lines, so I replaced my tranny cooler, I replaced my oil pump, water pump, hoses and recently my u-jionts, Today
I replaced my boosts hoses to intercooler. Are there other issues? I have a DNR potentionmeter to replace my bad TPS, I desperately need a new converter and tranny overhaul, and the constant
My understanding is 12v is pretty much bullet proof
, after all the maintenance i've done I was hoping I pretty much covered everything. I too am racing to 50 and plan for this to be my last truck, I figure it will have about 750,000 when I hit my late 60's. hope to overhaul engine in two or three years , when i hit 50.