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VT365 bus engine in my 04 f250

my question is has anyone ever tried to swap a vt365 long block into 1 of our trucks? they are way cheaper than our replacement engines.. if so what all needed to be replaced or swapped and is there anything spacifac i need to look for when i buy 1?
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PM me your email, I'll send you the VT365 manual, then decide for yourself. Yes they are similar, but there are differences like the Fuel pump/power steering pump.



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PM me your email, I'll send you the VT365 manual, then decide for yourself. Yes they are similar, but there are differences like the Fuel pump/power steering pump.



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i do know there are some differences but nothing that cant be swapped right?
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Not unless u want a headache
whats the headache is the long blocks are the same? i am an experienced diesel mech and have worked on Detroit, cummins, and cat diesels in heavy trucks for years and i only need the long block as i have already said.. i have either a cracked piston or valve problem and its faster to swap motors than to spend tons of money fixing mine and still not knowing where the next week link is... i have herd the vt365 is more reliable so that's what i'm looking for... so whats the headache exactly.. if im going to save a ton on rebuild cost where s the problem?
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From what I understand, they are more reliable because they aren't turned up like ford did with the programming for the sake of staying competitive. The vt 365 only makes somewhere around 270 hp iirc.

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In the pic below, #8 & #10 is on the pass side of the VT365. It's a different set-up when compared to the 6.0.





This next pic is the same fuel/steering pump removed, gear driven.




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From what I understand, the programming is different, the rpm doesnt rev as high as Ford, and the turbo mount and turbo is different. It may be hard to do stuff like program an aftermarket tuner with the VT365. Im an International tech and the guys that mainly work on the VT365 call them junk and say they think the Fords are better. It really does seem like it could be a headache. If you need some more information, I can ask around.
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For some reason the pushrods are different lengths as well. Not sure if they have different rocker arms and/or lifters but I know the pushrods are shorter on the VT.


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In the pic below, #8 & #10 is on the pass side of the VT365. It's a different set-up when compared to the 6.0.





This next pic is the same fuel/steering pump removed, gear driven.




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sorry i hadnt got you my email.. got busy and forgot.. but either way i will have to change the rear plate anyway so it will do away with all that anyway because our transmissions will not bolt up to a normal vt365 bellhousing
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