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gas to diesel swap?

04 f250 im lookin at is a 5.4 gasser with 159k. i want to trade for this truck but id like to go diesel with it eventually. could i swap in a 7.3 easily or a 6.0 ?

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you'd need the pcm, cluster, wiring harness, transmissions dont bolt up the same, alot of hassle might as well put a cummins in it or somethin.
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your better off getting a diesel. theres suspesion parts as well that has to be upgraded. in the end you would have spent the money on a already diesel truck.

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^^^^ What he said.
Could it be done, yes. Easily, no. Just beacause you can do something, does not make it a good idea to actually do it. Engine swaps are never as easy as they sound. I cringe every time I hear "Easy bolt in installation!" Just take your time shopping and buy the truck you really want. The deals are out there.


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If the truck is stupid cheap, get it and swap in a Cummins. If not, skip it and wait for a diesel.

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well its in mint shape. 2011 bed on it. looks so nice lol. it would be a straight trade for my cummins. or i can trade him for an 04 6.0 with a new fuel rail and injectors. but it has 197k on it. i dont want a handful of problems though. the 5.4 should be ok for me if i do trade it, and id probably end up doin the 12v cummins swap. should i go for the 6.0? its the same configuraton , excab long bed, but the 6.0 is lariat the 5.4 is XLT.

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if i wanted to kill the problems, id have to egr delete, bulletproof oil cooler, ats or some kind of aftermarket turbo and the injectors are taken care of. then id flush that stupid ford gold coolant out and put some zerex diesel rated in it. missing anything?

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^^^^ What he said.
Could it be done, yes. Easily, no. Just beacause you can do something, does not make it a good idea to actually do it. Engine swaps are never as easy as they sound. I cringe every time I hear "Easy bolt in installation!" Just take your time shopping and buy the truck you really want. The deals are out there.
didnt mean to say easily, no enigne swaps are EASY some just less of a pain in the *** than others

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Wait, you are thinking about trading your cummins or your 04 6.0 for a 2004 gasser.....
Then you want to take that 2004 and swap in a diesel engine?.... when you already own 2 diesels.

What am I missing here? What would be the point of this?

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no I think the seller is also selling an 04 6.0.

Save your money. keep the 24v.

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