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post #1 of 6 Old 08-11-2012, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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V-10 to 7.3 swap

Has anyone ever swapped out the v-10 for a 7.3 I have a V-10 Excursion and a 7.3 F-250 any suggestions
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Sell the 7.3 F250 and the V10 Excursion and buy a V10 F250 and a 7.3 Excursion. It might cost you a thousand or two, but it will be a lot cheaper and and easier in the long run. You will also be decreasing the overall resale value of the two vehicles if you swap the motors. If you are really attached to your particular Excursion, don't pirate your F250, put a 12V in the Excursion.
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The 250 is wrecked excursion in great shape
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If you have the F250 as a donor, removing all the electrical system from the V-10, and replacing it with the complete 7.3 system, motor, trans, electronics, etc, you would have a chance... but it's alot of work, but due to Excursions getting harder to find, and the fact you alread have that one, it could be worth it to you... if you plan to keep it. Doing the swap could hurt re-sale value. I would only concider doing this myself, for myself, due to my own abilities with a wrench... are you up to it?

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If you have the F250 as a donor, removing all the electrical system from the V-10, and replacing it with the complete 7.3 system, motor, trans, electronics, etc, you would have a chance... but it's alot of work, but due to Excursions getting harder to find, and the fact you alread have that one, it could be worth it to you... if you plan to keep it. Doing the swap could hurt re-sale value. I would only concider doing this myself, for myself, due to my own abilities with a wrench... are you up to it?
Idk why it would hurt the resale, but I totally agree with doing it your self, a shop will charge you an arm and a leg to do it BUT they can probably do it way faster.
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Actually, depending on state laws, you may not be able to register or sell the truck at all. (converting a gas powered VIN, for diesel) - Its enough to at least check to see if you will be able to register the truck.

Anytime you swap a motor, the resale valve to the average seller drops. You can never expect to get the value out of the truck. Going from a V10 to the 7.3L, may improve the valve, only if the job is done right and its marketed to the 7.3L crowd.
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