Are there any significant differences between a 95 and 97 7.3? - Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com
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Are there any significant differences between a 95 and 97 7.3?

I have a 1997 F350 donor truck I bought for the front end swap on my 95 F350. The 7.3 that is in it is complete. I want to pull that engine and get in on an engine stand and build it over time. When it is done I would like to perform a direct swap into my 95. Are there any changes I should be aware of that may prevent this swap? Will the wiring harness in my 95 plug right in and work like it is supposed to? When I go to buy parts later, can I simply buy parts for a 95 Ford? (You know how stupid some of the counter people are at parts stores.) Well, let me know if this is an easy task or if I should simply shut my truck down and use the engine that is in it.

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I believe everything is the same

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If so, then I will have a bad *** 7.3 getting biult while I am still driving my truck.
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Right on...That's gonna be nice.. The only thing that comes to mind is 96 and up are OBD II compliant, I beleive you can just swap the ECM from a 96-97 into the older trucks since all the sensors are there along with the Diag. port under the glove box.
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I think my truck does have OBD II, I could be wrong though. I have not seen or used it in a very long time. I am looking forward to getting started on it.
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They all have OBD2 ports, but some functions do not work.

The only differance could be if the 97 is a cali truck with the AB injectors... Hard to tell without pulling the valve covers.

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Yes, they will swap just fine. The 95 has a different timing cover and the oil pick-up tube is on the opposite side, but that won't matter in your case.

Good luck with the build and post up a mod list!
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I think I had a problem geting my OBDII pulg to work, so I think you are correct.

I am glad to hear that. I might send mine back to you to go through before it goes on the new engine though. Just to be safe.

Mods, well that will take some time. I am open to suggestions. I already have a growing list but I could use soem giudance here and there.
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the newer 7.3's had 10 more HP too my 95 has 215, and a guys 97 had 225. (printed on valve cover, pass side)

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That is good to know. Then again, I will be pouring a lot more power into it.
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