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Old 11-17-2010, 03:07 PM
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2002 F250 engine swap question

Ok i have a 2002 F250 7.3 lt. and the motor was gone when i bought it. But i have a 99 E250 powerstroke van with the 7.3. what needs to be done to put the van engine in my truck? is it a simple swap or is there lots to switch? i plan on using the van turbo..

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Old 11-18-2010, 05:03 AM
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I have limited experiance, however, from what I under stand the diffrences will be:

Van has no intercooler... truck would have one. Was it removed with the motor? Will the piping (from turbo to the intercooler and back) work? I guess you could put the van motor in, not use a intercooler, and it would work, but having drove both my truck and van, the van can't get out of it's own way, and the truck runs circles around it, even loaded the same. So, intercooler/CAC tubes are your issue here...

The computer is probably programed diffrent, and should match the motor. Van motor/turbo/computer should probably be used together. Not sure if the '99 computer would integrate into the 2002 wiring harness, both as year diffrences, and truck to van diffrences.

Is the trans still in the truck? If the truck is 4x4, and van is 4x2, you need the trans in the truck, 4x2 will not bolt up to the transfer case...

To my limited understanding, yup, I'm sure you could get the motor to bolt up to the bell housing, and motor mounts. Some/most of the wireing would probably work... but the little gremlins like the turbo/CAC tubes, computers, and such, will be the headaches. Best of luck on your project... I hope someone who knows will chime in... meny others know ALOT more about this than me... I've never even had a PSD out of a truck... busted my knucles on alot of ol' chevys, but so far the ol' ford just keeps going....
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:10 PM
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Sounds like an interesting project for someone with great mechanical skills, inquisitive mind, time and motivation to do all the work himself.

Dollarwise it is probably much less expensive to sell the van and buy a truck.
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