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97 7.3 going into 2000 7.3 truck

Guys i need some help here. i have a 97 7.3 and i have a guy wanting to buy it but his truck is a 2000, can someone give me a little insight on what would have to be changed and done to get the motor running in the truck. Just a few things i have thought about could would the injectors have to be changed, or could he use the ones in the 97 motor. will his pcm and idm work from his truck to the 97 motor. help me please. Any suggetions are appreciated.
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Engine harness, valve cover gaskets, turbo, all the accesory drive stuff (AC pump, alternator, brackets) will have to be changed. Remove the mechanical fuel pump and block off the hole. Install all SD junk (fuel bowl, accessories, 17° HPOP, valve cover gaskets, engine harness, turbo...)Swap the injectors from his motor to yours, drop it in and go.

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basically swap the long block. use the 2k accessories, plus injectors, harness and hpop then give me whats left over


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Yep, did the exact same swap, Just treat the OBS engine as a long block, and swap everything that is different. The fuel pump hole is 7/8" and a freeze plug does the job. Use the 2000 water pump pulley, it is slightly smaller, and the belt won't go on with the OBS one. The sensor above the water pump on the passenger side of the cover is the "engine temp" light sensor. Either remove it and install a plug, or don't worry that there is nothing to hook to it.


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