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How much of an '03 F-350 can I use in my '06?
I have a bit of an interesting dilemma that I originally thought I had handled but now I'm not so sure. I have a 2006 F-350 cclb dually that I love but it has 225k miles or so on it and it's a NY truck that wasn't taken care of well for most of its life, so it has issues. Most recently it has begun stalling while hot (narrowed to fuel system but I haven't made it to leak testing yet) and blown head gaskets. I also happen to own a junkyard, which worked out well this week at auction when a rolled over 2003 F-350 supercab with the 6.0 came across the block and I was able to snag it for a bit over a grand. Not much is usable on it other than the drivetrain, and the miles weren't listed, so I figured I'd take the turbo stand and turbo off my engine, put it on this engine, put that in the truck, and be on my way.
Well I got the donor truck in today and reconnected the cut wires to get some power to the cluster, lo and behold it has 56k miles on it. Now I want to use as much of this thing mechanically as I can, the engine is so clean you could eat off it. So my question is this, how much of the '03 drivetrain will fit and work in my '06? I have the entire truck at my disposal. I work on a lot of euro stuff so I know for example I can take the DME, ignition switch, and CAS module from a bmw and put it in another similar bmw and it'll run without any security issues. What would I need to swap over in this truck to get the PCM to work, and if I get that far can I just swap the entire drivetrain as far back as the transfer case (since the driveshaft and rear end are different, the donor is extended cab SRW)? Pretty excited to dive into this thing, I just want to see how many 56k mile parts I can use on my truck.