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post #1 of 7 Old 07-19-2007, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Swapping a PSD in an 88 F250

Just a question thats all. Im new to diesels and was wondering if this would to much of a hassle? Truck has 64,000 original miles and currently has a 300-6. I was wondering if it is worth it to swap in a 7.3 from a 94-98? About how much this would cost. I know how stupid I sound so please to post just to tell me that. I have the truck just sitting around and thought it would be a fun project.
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Im pretty sure it will fit. As for how much it will cost, i have seen 7.3's go from $1,000-$10,000, and it does require some time and effort to get it all together and working but it is worth it.
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first - WELCOME to the .ORG!!!

I've also read in a few posts that the wiring is the most difficult part of getting a PSD to run properlly... of course - with time, anything is possible... finding a good engine is going to be the biggest part of your cost. Other than that, I'm not sure I'm just more help!

You also might try the search and see what else you could find on "7.3 swaps" -- I haven't searched it, but I bet you'd find some info if ya did!

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From what I've heard, it would be easier to do an IDI 7.3 (pre PS) - no computer and such. But if you did a PSD, you'd have to bring the PCM, wiring harness, etc. Would be a cool project.

Or...just sell the gasser and pick up a 94-97 PSD. A lot less work...

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I found an old 6.9 diesel. Can I put a turbo on this?
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Yes you can put a turbo on a 6.9...I'd check to make sure the head gaskets were good and the rest of the motor was good first though...I've read a lot about this and have gotten some mixed views of it.

I too have been looking at the IDI motors and found a great truck for sale with the 7.3IDI. If I get it, eventually I was thinking of either adding the turbo or replacing the motor with a 7.3L Powerstroke Turbo motor.
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this guy just poped up her a few days ago he has a 80 bronco that he swapped a powerstroke into you might send him a PM and pick his brain for all the info whats up all have fun and welcome to the org.



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