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Gotta question..... With me looking at getting a newer ford in a couple weeks, I'm having a hard time finding a Diesel in my price range. Now if I found a F-250 superduty with the V-8, could I swap it out for a turbo diesel? How hard or costly would that be? My fiance' wanted to know, and I told her I thought it would be a bad Idea. What do you guys think? Would the 7.3L mount to the trany and transfer case? Or would I have to change that over too?:shrug:


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IMHO, you would spend less just buying the 7.3. There is a lot to do to change things over! and the motors are not cheap!
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Yeah, thats what I told my fiance', but I thought I'd ask anyways.....Never know!!! Thanks Brian.


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Sounds like a neat project though. But I bet it would be alot harder than everyone would think..........



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I am looking into the same option,using the F250/350 SRW Ford Sd crew cab 4x4(buy with 5.4 gasser),hopefully drive it while i get the parts togther for a Cummins swap.I think i can do the swap for around 9-10G with mods.The gas 5.4 trucks are running around 4-5000 less than the PSDs.I dont want a PSD anyway,and i should be able to sell off the 5.4V8,trans,rad,and assorted parts i would think get at least 2000 for everything if its good.This brings me at slightly more than a stock PSD,but the engine I really want. If you have strong mechanical background,the place to do the swap,and the want to do it,Id look for a gasser,but Id use the Cummins 5.9B ISB or ISBE engine,it will be a truck you dont see everyday either.

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I have been considering a similar thing. But in the newer truck like an 03 up, I have been told its even more expesive sause of the PCM issues. Better to do it in an older truck.

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You would need engine and trans. Then you would need All engine harnesses and PCM Including the fuse box. You would need radiator. You would then need to go inside and get a diesel cluster and perhaps the dash harness. Then you would need to start changing suspension stuff and the rest of the driveline. Not cheap.
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