Join Date: May 2009
Location: Guadalupe River State Park, Texas
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Yeah I bought my truck with 200k on it too. but I had the 6.0 so it only lasted 12k more then she up and died.
$1400 for both the motor and tranny is not a bad deal that is only slightly more than I paid for my motor and tranny but that is an automatic motor (Mine was a 5 speed) so it will have the right throttle on it with TV cable adjustments and such. I am still working through my issues with getting my 47re to work, so it looks like I need to spend the $400+ and get the throttle braket that will work. The Tcase is a PITA to get appart and you will have to take out one of the shafts to get it back together (it will help getting it apart also) but replacing the input shaft was cake. Since you will have the tranny you might take it to a shop and have them go over it and check it out for you, or atleast change the seals. Also if you go over the motor while it is out tab the KDP, do the front and rear main seals and replace the valve cover gaskets. How are you getting fuel to the P-pump? Are you keeping the lift pump or using a FASS or Airdog? If you are using the latter then you will need to block off the fuel pump hole you can use a big block chevy fuel pump block off plate for that. If you get the ECM with the motor I think you can controll the shifting with that and not have to put a shift kit in. You can find those online too. things you might consider getting: the Alt bracket so you can use the Ford alt. Get your ac lines converted to use the Dodge compressor, get the tach kit and you might want to get some 3" charge air cooler tubes I got mine from ebay, had to do some cutting but it worked fine. you will need an intercooler too. and looks like a turbo as well I have heard several folks using the ebay turbos they are cheap so they might be worth a try.
2004 5.9L/47rh Lariat FX4 Crew Cab Short bed. 213K miles 18" dbacks with nitto A/T grapplers, Zoodad mod, and 2000 turn signal mod. Limited Excursion bumpers front and back. Chrome grill, EGR delete, FICM delete, glow plug delete, HPOP delete, 2 cylinders delete, and 20 valves deleted
97 12v/47rh built by Garmon's
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