By D.L. Martin on
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB
4 wheel drive bought new and now has some 66,000 miles. Used to haul various trailers and camper. Has duals for camper and when on it rides like a car - off it is trucky. Taken many long trips (Alaska, Canada, etc.)with camper and very comfortable to drive and ride. Diesel is powerful with 12 mpg when loaded. Five speed manual transmission has good gear ratio. Ordered with high speed rear end which makes it a great highway traveler. No problems except a clutch pressure plate spring broke - cost about $800 to replace everything. Bought as a chassis cab and made a custom box for camper use. With truck rated at 13,000 lbs., never gets overloaded. It is a "keeper"
Cab/seats are comfortable. Power of diesel is worth the extra money. Only maintenace is keeping clean fuel, air, and oil.
Put in a bleedable clutch slave cylinder outside the housing. Put in adjustment on emergency brake.