Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Rhode Island
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I normally get rid of a vehicle after 2 big repairs back to back. iirc you are in that boat.
I re did my front pump seal, rear main, oil pan and serviced the transmission on my 94 about 2 years ago, i dont remember the cost but everything was less than $500. Parts through the dealer and Cummins. Did it in my drive way in a weekend.
If you want to upgrade the flexplate/torque converter now is the time. I wouldn't replace/rebuild a transmission unless it was really old or giving me signs of failure...
The return $$$ on a new truck is horrible, but if you are looking to get out of tinkering and something more comfortable the story changes....
Daily driver/ workhorse: 1994 2500SLT 4x4 Auto. Hewitt EGT, Boost, Trans gauges, Under hood Mech FP gauge, Trident fuel lines, Tork Tek OFV, Mag-Hytec DD Transmission Pan, Ford manual hub conversion, Diamond eye 4" turbo back, 37337 Upgrade. 260K
98 2500slt 4x4 ECLB moldy G56, south bend clutch 3rd gen trac bar , boxed control arms, billet tappet cover w/ dual breathers trident fuel lines, Tork Tek OFV, 4' stainless side dump with muffler 240k