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Old 08-10-2011, 06:59 AM
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4X4 Quigley Should I go Gas or Diesel

I've got a 98 Quigley with the powerstroke, 250,000 highway miles, previous owner lived in it all over the country, it's a plain jane cargo van, no power except air, and its rotted, picked up a mint 03 150 Chateau, California van never seen snow, has the 5.4 , 148,000 highway miles, previous owner used to go on trips with the family, has full power, leather etc. Now my dilemna, my original plan was to find a clean donor van and do a body swap onto my Quigley and use the rotted one for my guys as a work van. But now I see how nice this 5.4 runs so I'm contemplating just taking all the 4x4 stuff, differentials,transfer case, etc. and installing on the 03 with the gas engine instead of using the higher mileage diesel, with the idea, gas is easier to get, cheaper,quieter, smoother, or should I stay with the original plan and swap bodies, with the idea that even though the diesel has higher mileage, I'll get better mileage, longer engine life, and better mpg? Can you guys chime in on the pros and cons, I know I'm gonna lose some power going with the gas, but how much, I tow a car trailer only abt. 4 times a year, I would say swapping bodies or 4X4 parts would be abt. the same labor. Help, I'm ready to start ripping into it, but which way should I go.??,
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i think we all are pretty biased towards the powerstroke. i would say without a doubt you should switch bodies. my powerstroke van has almost 500k on it and it still runs awesome and has plenty of power. do you think that the gas powerplant will last another 250k miles that your diesel could very well serve you with??

i dont have a quigley, but i am planning a body swap as soon as i can find a good donor. i love the powerstroke and wouldnt trade it for a motor with compression too low to support compression ignition
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i think we all are pretty biased towards the powerstroke. i would say without a doubt you should switch bodies. my powerstroke van has almost 500k on it and it still runs awesome and has plenty of power. do you think that the gas powerplant will last another 250k miles that your diesel could very well serve you with??

i dont have a quigley, but i am planning a body swap as soon as i can find a good donor. i love the powerstroke and wouldnt trade it for a motor with compression too low to support compression ignition
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Ya,I've pretty much decided to go that route, just need to find some time to rip into it, so I'm driving the gasser for a few weeks till i can, and I've got a truck to drive till then. Just curious hoe the rest of our drivetrain has held up with all those miles, have you had to do the tranny, differentials etc.??
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:10 AM
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Ya,I've pretty much decided to go that route, just need to find some time to rip into it, so I'm driving the gasser for a few weeks till i can, and I've got a truck to drive till then. Just curious hoe the rest of our drivetrain has held up with all those miles, have you had to do the tranny, differentials etc.??
i bought it with most of those miles on it, but it was purchased from the original owner. he had all the receipts for all the work he had peformed, and no tranny or major engine work was in the stack. he just did routine maintenance.

he did replace a the front springs, suspension bushings, among other things that wear out after that many miles, but no mechanical failure in that time. still runs great.


thats a video of my first start in 3 weeks. it runs and drives awesome
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