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I have a 99 f350 superduty with a 5.4L in it.
I just recently pulled a motor out of a 99 powerstroke my buddie is willin to sell me cheap.
any way i could swap the motors.
I have an 01 duramax, and lets just face it. Black smoke is just bad azz

what all am i gunna have to swap out? cuz i just dont have the money to buy a whole new truck without selling my motorcycle or my duramax.
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You might be biting off more than you can chew. Aside from the engine itself, what about electrical components (alternator, etc.)?

Then you would need dual batteries - instead of one. The transmission would probably have to be a larger (and heavier) one. On top of that, the cooling system (heavier one required, I think). What about the rear axle/differential - both size and gear ratios? Any suspension differences? Fuel tank and lines?


I suppose it could be done.....but wouldn't it be better to just buy a used 7.3L or 6.0L Super Duty instead?

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Yah im not sure if the trannys and rear ends are different or not.
ik id have to change all my accessories and wiring.
plus add in an intercooler and dual batteries.

i just love my regular cab and would love to jack it up into a big diesel.
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diffs same, trans not so much

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Hmmm, theres a big diesel shop not to far north from me, and they guy does a lot of work on powerstrokes and ill try and get sum extra advice from him and see what he thinks.

i still think it would be cheaper this way then droppin 10k for a whole vehicle
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Hmmm, theres a big diesel shop not to far north from me, and they guy does a lot of work on powerstrokes and ill try and get sum extra advice from him and see what he thinks.

i still think it would be cheaper this way then droppin 10k for a whole vehicle
Yeah but it will penny and dime you like crazy im sure.

I would do it just to say you did and not just bought one.

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I would do it just to say you did and not just bought one.
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I searched around, Im just going to do a cummings 12v swap
is much much easier.
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i did a 7.3 swap inplace of a 302

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