Ok i know you guys are gonna tell me to buy a new truck or one with a diesel already in it but...... well this was my grandpa's truck and he left it to me when he passed away. It's a really nice truck and only has 108k and it has 3 coil packs bad, needs a tune up and it burns about 2-4 quarts of oil between changes.... so i wanna put a 7.3l powerstroke in it....
What do i need besides obveously the engine, does the wiring interchange and plug and play with the new harness or how do i go about the wiring....
I am really wanting to do this and have to do it within the next month or so if i'm gonna do it. i travel about 350 miles at least twice a month so the milage of the V10 is about 7-9.5 on the interstate and always has been since new. in town it's about 4-7 towing and empty 50/50. we got a ranch and small construction company so i got plenty of diesel... we got two 1000 gallons tanks at the ranch so it's also more convienient.
The good news is the V10 and Diesel share the same subframe components. Buying a Powerstroke engine alone will set you back about $6K, then you need a tranny, at $2500. On the other hand you can find a V10 for about $2500.
Try searching Ebay and you might find a wrecked truck and you will have all the parts you need.
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O.P. re-post this ? in the 7.3 forum, there are a lot of smart people there, that love a challenge.
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