gas to diesel

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by chuckers, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
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    can you take a 99 F250 with a 5.4 and swap the engine out for a 6.0 along with a new trans. if so what needs to be done? Im just brain storming
     
  2. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
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    One would think it's simple, but I think your gonna get ALOT more than you barganed for. Ford is know for not having many parts interchangable. That Diesel theoretically will find, but the computer, cooling system, suspension, steering box, wiring, etc will probably be different. I may be wrong, but just judging by todays technology and sophistication this may be what your up against.
     
  3. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Motor mounts, computer, wiring harness, exhaust system, instrument cluster/panel, tranny bracketry, intercooler and radiator plumbing, driveshaft length, electrical system, front springs if not equipped for the diesel engine's weight, etc.
     
  4. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
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    I couldn't have said it better:waving:
     
  5. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
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    I would say sell it and buy a Diesel. I bet it will be cheaper for you!!!:waving:
     
  6. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes much more economical.

    6.0's are $15k by themselves not counting the cost of a new tranny. Wrecked trucks with 6.0's still go for $8-12k....
     
  7. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
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    ya its just a beat around farm truck and we got some crazy idea tonite of trying something crazy so i figured i would ask around
     
  8. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    if i was going to make the switch i would opt out for the 7.3. it would be a cheaper built and less potential problems
     
  9. efaubert1

    efaubert1 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 109

    Figure it like this. 6.0 $13k, tranny $4k, exhaust $1k, plus wiring harness, motor mounts, ECM and new dash. If you got out for less than $20k you'd be doing good. I'd find a used 7.3PSD for 12-15K and call it a day.
     
  10. Tyner Lawn Service

    Tyner Lawn Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 328

    If you need to blow some money, Ill give you my address. LOL! I could waste it for you. Start over with another truck.
     

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