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460 gas to 7.3 PSD swap?

I have my eye on a 94 HR class A. I like the motor home, I don't like the high milage 460 ci gas thats in it.
Is it possible to change it to a 7.3 PSD?
Is there any big problems?
Will the transmission hook up to the 7.3?
Has any one ever heard of this swap being done before?
If it is possible, and I supplied the engine, What would be the best guess for labor expence for the change out? Thanks Terry

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it is not easy i will tell you that, i did a PSD swap into a Halfton.

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You'll probably need the following,
-motor
-trans
-instrument cluster
-electronics for the diesel
-fuel tank and system parts like fuel lines
-exhaust
-motor mounts
-all new coolers like radiator, tranny, power steering, ect..
-diesel generator
-dual battery setup
-might need a new driveshaft
-thats all I can think of for now
The 460 is a great motor and all I've expienced with them is that the exhaust manifolds crack and they suck fuel when heavy loaded.
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Thanks 2005F250, It was a nice dream. 'Guess if I get it I'll be stuck with 6 to 8 MPG and slow up hills. Its a 32 1/2 ft. Thanks Terry

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Thanks 2005F250, It was a nice dream. 'Guess if I get it I'll be stuck with 6 to 8 MPG and slow up hills. Its a 32 1/2 ft. Thanks Terry
Keep dreaming or try to find one that already has a diesel in it.
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Well i have never done it, but the trans should bolt right up. Should be an E40D in a 94 i think. The dash in an E series is the same gas or diesel. No tach i don't believe. The hardest part would be the electronics. You could find an E series van and just swap the parts. They are not intercooled so you wouldn't need to add another cooler. Just some stuff to think about.


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Keep dreaming or try to find one that already has a diesel in it.
I've looked myself and RV's with 7.3s are VERY uncommon, at least up in MN. Its too bad.


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I've looked myself and RV's with 7.3s are VERY uncommon, at least up in MN. Its too bad.
Yea they are. I've only seen about 5.
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