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what diesel engine can fit in a 2004 6.0 powerstroke?

Ok i am stuck between a rock and a hard place....i recently purchased a 2004 6.0 f-250 CC and have just found out that i have a bent rod and the cylinder is running 100 PSI lower than the rest of them......what are my options on changing out engines can a 7.3 fit on the truck just trying to weigh my options out and input would be great thanks! truck is 2004 f-250 6.0 CC fx4
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It is a lot of work to convert an have everything work! However I am a fan of modding. Measure up an old Detroit 2 stroke!!!! Lol


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Automatic or stick?
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it would be an automatic
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CAT C6 would be awesome

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For the cost of things i would pull out that one and have it rebuilt. Balanced and blueprinted will do wonders for it i am sure

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Like he said, I would just rebuild it or buy another 6.0 for it. The size of the 7.3L is not an issue, because up to 2003 they came with 7.3L's. The problem is everything else, wiring, transmission, etc. It could definitely be done, but its quite a project.

There is always the Cummins route if you want to go that way. Lots of sources for that conversion.

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thank yall for the insight....so basically just let the shop replace the piston and rod and dont worry about changing engines out, but if i did go with the CAT or Cummins route due to ease of installation?
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I'd have it fixed. Or rebuild it yourself. To do a cummins swap correctly your looking at 10k+ in parts.


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