... I told him I was interested in a new F250/350 gasser and he said I was nuts.
I don't get this. So hardly any in the shop are new 10 speed SD's and yet you are nuts for shopping SD's? Sounds like you need to find a new mechanic friend.I just asked him to clarify and he said not recall related just 56 transmission jobs total in the shop and not many 10 speeds and not all trucks so that does change things. I was talking F250/350 so when he said they had 56 transmission jobs I assumed SD's but now sounds like that is not the case.