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F-450: 2012 F-450 w/V-10 VIN 1FDUF4GYXCEC63506 Needs motor

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2012 F-450 w/V-10
Needs motor replaced. We have ordered the complete drop-in, which comes with water-pump & injectors (8C3Z6006D).
This is a tow truck. Has Engine-mounted PTO.
What are the book hours for this job? I was quoted $2,600 for R&R by HAWK FORD in Oak Lawn, IL, but that was before we knew this Long Block came with injectors (and perhaps water-pump as well).
Also, What updates are available for TRANSMISSION? Since day one, it has slammed into R, and the sift into R is delayed by about 2 seconds. Ford claims is NORMAL, but never applied any updates. I understand there are two updates that may address issues.
Thank you!

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose). I normally log in after 3 pm central. Please make sure to let me know exactly what is needed from me so I can provide EXCELLENT 5 STAR service.

The only way we can check updates is by hooking up a scan tool and seeing what current update release your on to see if there is a newer one available. I highly doubt a update is going to address the reverse issue. That is more than likely the solenoid bad or the reverse clutch has issues, the later being most likely.

The RR time is 12.2 hours to swap the engines plus time to swap parts from the old engine to the new one. Based on the engine your getting it looks to be about an additional 3-4 hours, plus time to swap the PTO. So give or take 15-17 hours. Then you have to add in any seals, gaskets, and fluids needed.


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Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Would you kindly look up any bulletins for trans updates for this vehicle, and sending me bulletin #'s?

Below is a link to every TSB for the 12 F450.

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