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cummins 93-97 12 valve swap
Hi everybody, I am new here.........
Well ... I have a 1993 Ford F-350 crew cab 4x4 with a 5.8 and a c6 transmission. i really like my truck and it is a really sound vehicle, living in the desert (Las Vegas, Nv.) rust is not a problem... I would like to do a 5.9 cummins 12 valve (1993 - 97) swap, I am told that this engine is easy to do due to the fact that there are only about 3 wires to deal with., has any one here done a swap of the 5.9 into a 1992-1997 F350, and what hurddles am I going to have to jump to make this all work.... what type of automatic transmission (overdrive) should I use, am I going to be able to use my transfer case or something else., what type of cost factors will I be looking at, my donor engine, how many miles is to many, I have been told that the 5.9 12 valve is good for 4 to 500 thousand miles, true or false I do not know, I am very new to the world of diesel, I know I need more pulling power than I currently have, But I cannot afford to go shopping for a new or newer truck., so I am all ears and ready to listen to what my Black Smoke buddies here have to say. thanks much, John in (Sin City, Lost Wages) Las Vegas,Nv.