ZF trans parts - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Discussion General discussion of Ford vehicles not pertaining to the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-25-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
ZF trans parts

Where are you guys getting your ZF trans parts? I've used ZBAG once in the past, but the syncro quality seems low. Transparts warehouse seems to be OK, but I thought I'd see what others are using.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-26-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
ZBAG with genuine ZF sychros it is
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-26-2012
sniper_101's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sask, Canada
Posts: 1,902
Going to do the syncros yourself?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-26-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
Yeah. I have the 7.3 and tranny out and on the bench/stand. 7.3 is getting a new oil pan, main/rod bearings and a couple odds and ends. Tranny is getting new bearings, syncros and sliders. I pulled it to put new injectors/cups and maybe headstuds, but A: It already has Rosewood Stage 1's so all i need is a chip and B: I scored another 7.3 from a SD that I'll keep and build as I have free time and cash
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-26-2012
sniper_101's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sask, Canada
Posts: 1,902
Nice. Any reason for not putting the stage 1's in the SD block/engine? What HPOP is in the OBS engine?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-26-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
Going to use the SD's HPOP on the OBS. The SD engine will get a full rebuild while I run the other one. They both have 260k on them. I originally was just going to put an oil pan on the OBS, but after pulling it and checking bearings, it was time to do them. Cylinders still look ok though. Should have 325 hp

I'd like to build the SD within a year or two. Looking to get 550hp out of it, which should be do able on a decent budget.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-26-2012
sniper_101's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sask, Canada
Posts: 1,902
Quote:
Originally Posted by rolsmojave3 View Post
Going to use the SD's HPOP on the OBS. The SD engine will get a full rebuild while I run the other one. They both have 260k on them. I originally was just going to put an oil pan on the OBS, but after pulling it and checking bearings, it was time to do them. Cylinders still look ok though. Should have 325 hp

I'd like to build the SD within a year or two. Looking to get 550hp out of it, which should be do able on a decent budget.
Sounds like a solid plan. Guessing the SD 7.3 is a forged rod version?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-26-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
Yeah. I've been keeping an eye out for an excellent bodied F250 or F350 at a good price with blown engine for the SD PSD to go in. Seen a few, but most want too much money because they're broke.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-02-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
Finally started getting parts in. Got the ZF rebuilt today
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-02-2012
sniper_101's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sask, Canada
Posts: 1,902
Wow, nice job! How was it? Want to try a ZF-6 next? Mine is in need a 3rd syncro soon . . . lol
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-02-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
They're pretty simple. I've done one before, so no real big surprises. Pull yours out and start tearing into it.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-05-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
Got the main/rod bearings in the 7.3 today. Started to replace seals that were leaking. Attempted the reseal the oil cooler, got one end on, couldn't get the other end on. Used tie downs, lots of lube, more lube and some more tiedowns. Attempted to gently press it on, press block slipped resulted in a cracked filter housing. No biggy, I'll rob it off the other engine. Going to have to pull the SD up pipes as the OBSs are worn at the gasket.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-16-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
Been busy at work, but got the 7.3 back in, tranny in hopefully by wednesday next week!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-22-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
Truck runs and drives. Perfect
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-22-2012
sniper_101's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sask, Canada
Posts: 1,902
Awesome! Who's tunes are you running? Stock OBS turbo?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-22-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
Stock turbo for now. Haven't purchased a chip yet. After talking with Rosewood, I think I'm going with PHP. Solid mass flywheel makes the tranny a little louder, but not to horrible. New clutch sure is a grabby SOB. I'll have to hook up the 35ft gooseneck and resolve that issue.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-22-2012
sniper_101's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sask, Canada
Posts: 1,902
I loved my PHP tunes when I had stock sticks, I regret going with Beans after getting my new injectors . . .

What clutch did you go with? My ValAir was a bit jumpy for the first week or so. A few times pulling out the semi in the snow and that smoothed her out, lol.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-23-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
http://www.phoenixfriction.com/p-237...pickup-13.aspx

I got that one. Has Valair printed on it. Then I used a Napa single mass flywheel. I've got $500 in the clutch, I thought that was a fair deal.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-25-2012
sniper_101's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sask, Canada
Posts: 1,902
Looks like it might be the same one I have. If so, you'll like it.

Mine has held up to my needs and beatings, even pulling my 92,000lb semi across the farm yard when the driveshaft was out (of the semi)... Got to love the 7.3!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-27-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
PHP 6 Position chip in route. I can't believe I'm saying this...but I hope work is slow so I can get it in and test run it. Also swapped ICP sensors, giving up my good ICP for his questionable one. I know my truck disapproves, hopefully his truck enjoys it so he can buy a new one.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 02-27-2012
buckgnarly's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: West Topsham, VT
Posts: 1,709
What fluid are you guys running in the ZF?
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-28-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
I'm just using Mystic synthetic blend ATF. Truck is out today getting 285/75 Dick Cepek Mud Countrys. Pics to come
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-04-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
Clutch doesn't hold up very well to 4wd boosted launches....Opps.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-07-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,852
PHP chip in. 40hp tow tune=useless. All the other tunes are great. 65 daily driver is way more then I'll ever need.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-08-2012
buckgnarly's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: West Topsham, VT
Posts: 1,709
Quote:
Originally Posted by rolsmojave3 View Post
I'm just using Mystic synthetic blend ATF. Truck is out today getting 285/75 Dick Cepek Mud Countrys. Pics to come
OK, I put ATF in my plow truck this past summer, what the 89 ford shop manual said. Just making sure nothing changed on that tractor trans!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trans leak / Exploded view of 4R44E automatic trans firebirdude General Ford Ranger Discussion 18 06-15-2017 08:08 AM
Trans fluid leaking where the trans meets the engine... Muleskinner Drivetrain Tech 2 05-03-2015 05:16 PM
The difference between a 4X4 manual trans and a 2WD manual trans BlackRanger04 Drivetrain Tech 26 12-05-2010 11:17 PM
servicing trans and adding trans cooler silverfox Drivetrain Tech 0 12-18-2009 05:20 AM
'95 2wd 4.0 5-speed engine and trans harness -vs- '97 4wd 4.0 engine and trans harnes lifted97ranger General Technical & Electrical 3 01-23-2008 12:48 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:56 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.