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Build the PSD of swap in Cummins

I bought a 97 f-250 crew cab 4x4 zf5 PSD a few months ago. I knew it was going to need some love but the body was in great shape. However the engine has been neglectedwith 230k on the clock. I am trying to determine which would be the best option build my PSD or swap in a cummins 12v with a p-pump. I'm looking for a quick truck not super fast I just want it to get down the road, be good hauler, and be reliable.

option 1 Build the PSD
Swamps 1.5s, Swamps 6 position chip, IDM mod, intercooler, headstuds and gasket, and upgrade turbo
Hopfully the stock pump will push enough fuel I just replaced it. the plus here is I can build as i go.

option 2 Cummins swap
Cummins/NV4500/ tcase or Cummins/destroke kit. Turn up the pump, injectors, twin turbo, and if needed headstuds and gasket
Main plus is get rid getting rid of all the electronics. Parts are cheap compared to PSDs.

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You must be somewhere in texas. I've seen that truck for sale somewhere before.

Its really up to you. Your on a PowerStroke site after all. I like the 7.3l personally even though 12v Cummins are pretty potent.
Either option can make reliable power. You'll end up spending about the same amount of money swapping as you would building up the 7.3l.

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Im in Lafayette La the truck was on the Houston Craigslist for quite a while. I picked it up west of Galveston near the coast. It was for sale for quite awhile mainly because he was asking to much for the problems with the truck.

I forgot to mention needs glow plugs, valve cover gaskets, and wiring with pigtails.
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I am half way debating the same things as I have a cummins motor sitting in my barn and my psd is giving me a fit grr..

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