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Old 01-23-2014, 11:00 AM
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Excursion Cummins swap

I want to tell you, I made the decision to send my new to me 04 Excursion out to DIESEL CONVERSION SPECIALIST in MT.

The reason for doing this was simple, I bought the cleanest Excursion I have seen anywhere, with every single option on the truck working like new.
But it had a 6.0 Engine that just needed to much attention.

The conversion is all most done, and the guys out there have done an AMAZING job. the truck is getting buttoned up and should be out of the shop for road trials by the end of tomorrow.

I can not say enough GOOD things about how clean a job they have done.
I started another thread, but thought I would save it all for when the truck was home sitting in my drive.

Then I will do a full write up and review.

As of right now, these guys are a five star class out fit !!!!
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:51 AM
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That's awesome. Sounds like it's been relatively smooth. If you don't mind my asking, as I'm sure that's on everybody's mind, what did it set you back?


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Old 01-25-2014, 04:59 AM
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Thanks for the comment, it really has been done well and I will provide a pjoto thread of the swap when the truck is back.

As far as the cost, I have never found it wise to discuss money or cost on the internet.
If you want to know call the shop. 406-755-8878
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I understand. Looking forward to final pictures and how you like it.
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the suspense is killing me lol
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why?

I really don't understand this swap. I'm betting you are at least $10k into the swap by paying a shop...and you really didn't gain anything. Honestly, a betting man would speculate you are $15-20,000 into this swap. That's a lot of dough...about 4x the cost of repairing and "Bulletproofing" a 6.0


anyways, I like to see truck porn as much as the next guy. Subscribing for pics
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In for the pictures. But I love my 6.0L. Then again, I'm not stock.
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In for the pictures. But I love my 6.0L. Then again, I'm not stock.
I'm with Ryan. I think my 6.0 is the sh!t but yeah no where near stock.
Can't wait to see how the conversion turns out.
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:12 AM
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why?

I really don't understand this swap. I'm betting you are at least $10k into the swap by paying a shop...and you really didn't gain anything. Honestly, a betting man would speculate you are $15-20,000 into this swap. That's a lot of dough...about 4x the cost of repairing and "Bulletproofing" a 6.0


anyways, I like to see truck porn as much as the next guy. Subscribing for pics


Hey Man, To each his own….. I love the truck, nothing better than a Super clean Ford Excursion…. But you can all have the 6.0 LOL
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:50 PM
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I called a local shop that specializes in Cummins work to inquire about this swap. I was told expect to start at $15k and go up. Given that for $3500 you can fix the major failures of the 6.0 I decided to stay with my Powerstroke. Also, I worked for a national automotive tire and service shop for about a year and a half. One of my techs there had been a diesel tech for many years, both in Europe and the US before working there. I asked his opinion before purchasing my truck. Although some of the reply was in German (his cursing is most fluent in German) he told me to stick with the Powerstroke or buy a gas motor.

The reality is that ALL engines/transmissions/drivetrain components have problems. A quick google search for 'Cummins KDP' returned 339k hits. 'Duramax warped heads' returned 198k hits. For my part, I'll buy the truck I like, fix the known issues, and keep a bit in the bank for when Murphy bites me in the ***. The old saw really is right; if it has tits or wheels it's going to cost you. But as it's not costing me anything, I am curious to see the results.
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