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Old 01-15-2007, 04:16 PM
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should i swap?

i just bought a 93 f350 with the non turbo diesel motor.

im going to be using the truck to haul.
roughly 11 000 lbs on a regular basis.

i heard the newer style powerstroke will bolt in. is this correct?
should i do that swap so i can put a tuner on it and be done?
or should i build this motor and turbo it?
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:21 PM
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It would be easier to install a turbo on your engine. Banks and hypermax make kits, but I have never had any experiance with them. I hear they make a big difference.

I know a few guys that upgraded to powerstrokes, but never got thm running right.
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:29 PM
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what do u mean cant get them running right???

did they bolt in?
what year parts did they use?

the reason i lean toward this is for the aftermarket. there are TONS out there for the newer strokes and nothing for the old ones.
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:46 PM
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True, the aftermarket is what makes Powerstrokes so appealing.

They will replace a regular 7.3 diesel no problem, the guys I knew couldn't get the stock truck wiring to match that of the engine. If you take your time, I don't see why it would not work. If you use a powerstroke from any OBS truck, everything will work because the bodies are the same as yours. The only difference I know of is the air ducts in the PS fromt bumper. The only hard part would be the wires.
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:52 PM
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obs truck?
ps fron bumper??

is the motor harness seperate from the truck controls?

the reason i ask is because i did a mustang swap where i put a 4.6 into a old fox mustang. the motor harness is seperate. so all i had to do is run that to make the motor run.
the rest was there..

is it true that the newer 7.3 turbos are hte better choice ( over the 6.0 ) and they bolt to my tranny i have now ( overdrive auto )
because then i could use my trans, driveshaft, speedo cable everything..

all i would have to fab are the intercooler and exhaust lines? correct?
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:02 PM
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i'm not sure about the tranny working. It will bolt up but it is controlled by the cpu. The engine harness is seperate but to my understanding is intertwined in the dash for the guages. If you swapped a 4.6 in a fox you should be able to handle it.

OBS= Old Body Style ('92-'97)
PS Front Bumper= non powerstrokes came with solid front bumpers. When they went to the PS, Ford added air ducts to the bumper for additional cooling. Later, all trucks used the newer bumper.
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I think you'd be better off puttin a cummins in it. YOu'd have the best motor in the best truck - it's also less expensive then installing a Pstroke.
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:54 PM
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from what i see on that site there is no kit for my truck, i have emailed to verify
thanks

WHATS the great gain to have a cummins?
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ford 7.3 ford
ford 7.3 ford turbo diesel engine complete, out of 1995 F350 4x4, 220 Km, runs very good when pull out

found this for 1100 is that worth buying to build?
cause then it would bolt in right?

what else would i need?
its the WHOLE motor complete without the harness and computer.
i would need to add those and an exhaust, intercooler right?

thanks guys.
i want to build something a little so i can make power and be SURE not to hurt any parts.
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$1100 is a steal for a runing powerstroke. Makes you wonder, though. Around here they go for around 3 grand. I doubt the computer comes with it, but the engine harness probably does. The intercooler would be optional, depending on how you want to use your truck. If you plan on towing, I recomend it. If you plan on rebuilding, the engine will probably be OK. You will want to replace all of the sensors if possoble and get new injectors if money permits. The '95 block would be a good base to start with. You will need a matching computer, but I'm still not sure abou the tranny working. I would guess it would, but maybe someone else knows for sure.
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