7.3 block on a 2000, is a 96 different???? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
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7.3 block on a 2000, is a 96 different????

I need a new block, I found a guy here local with a 1996 block that is ready to go. He told me that the only difference between the 96 and the 2000 is that the 2000 does not utilize the fuel pump mounting holes and has a freeze plug where the fuel pump use to mount on top of the engine. Is that True?

He wants $600 for the block, is that a fair price?

I have this thing tore apart in the middle of my shop now and I have to fix it pretty quick, but I also have to keep it on a budget. Thanks for any help.


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thats a good question

I thought there was more to it then that.
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i put a used 2000 long block heds and all in a 95 and it was the same but we had to put a electric fuel pump. no lob on cam for macanical pump. valve cover gasket wires, turbo and a few small things were different but it ran great
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hes right about the freeze plug situation ,but there are a couple of other things , one being the intake sizes may be different but if you are just using the short block and not heads youll be fine , on some engine you will also have different front engine cover setup due to oil pick up in pan , if he still has original oil pan on it youll be fine there ,but to answer your question the actual block is pretty much the same ,if you can use all original stuff off your truck, you ca make the swap and make it work

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