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Old 11-11-2017, 06:18 AM
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Swapping motor/progress starting to ramp up.

My old 7.3 engine gave up the ghost. I am going to pick up a engine today. My truck is a E99 that I have swapped all the stuff over to a late 99 setup. The engine I am going to get is a 2002. Is there any issues besides swapping of some parts I am looking at?

I am fixing the truck up to sell as I have already bought a new truck. So I don't mind putting a little money to make sure everything is correct but don't want to sink a ton of money into it. Is there any must do's that I am looking at before I swap in the engine?

Will the 2002 engine run with my e99 pcm okay?
 
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Old 11-11-2017, 06:32 AM
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If you're looking to just sell it, I would be concerned with it being done as close to stock as possible, and clean the dickens out of everything. Nothing says "I gotta have it" like a clean stock-looking truck, with exception of maybe having the AIS instead of the stock air box.

Jeez... about the time you're getting your engine squared away, your kicking it to the curb. That's a shame.
 
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Old 11-11-2017, 06:39 AM
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If you're looking to just sell it, I would be concerned with it being done as close to stock as possible, and clean the dickens out of everything. Nothing says "I gotta have it" like a clean stock-looking truck, with exception of maybe having the AIS instead of the stock air box.

Jeez... about the time you're getting your engine squared away, your kicking it to the curb. That's a shame.

I feeling like I am betraying her by selling. But I have bought a new truck and my wife could really use a newer vehicle so hopefully sell this and her truck and get her something nicer. My truck is pretty close to being stock engine wise. But I am am debating on letting the billet plenums and other parts go with it or sell them separate. Thank you for the advice on cleaning it up. Not sure if my engine stand will hold this engine, will have to check it out. Be easy to clean on the stand.
 
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Old 11-11-2017, 11:02 AM
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Here she is.


 
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So, let me get this straight....you are ditching the 7.3 for a 6.4? Do you like pain? Too bad since you were just getting it together.
 
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I'm jealous of how easy those up pipes will be to do.
 
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My only real question is will you get back what you put into it time and effort/expense wise? Sometimes you end up on the better end of the stick in the long run if you just let the new owner do what they want to do.
 
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So, let me get this straight....you are ditching the 7.3 for a 6.4? Do you like pain? Too bad since you were just getting it together.
Well i will be honest it was not the plan at all. I really was looking for a v-10 which was impossible to find. So i looked at a couple 6.0 trucks and then this one came along. Wasnít planning on buying it at all, but the guy took very good care of it, deletes where all done, amsoil throughout, etc. So it wasnít in the cards but love it so far, hope that lasts for a long time too.

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I'm jealous of how easy those up pipes will be to do.
Right!!!!!! I thought the same thing. It will be easy to swap parts and get ready to go in.


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My only real question is will you get back what you put into it time and effort/expense wise? Sometimes you end up on the better end of the stick in the long run if you just let the new owner do what they want to do.
Well i am looking at selling truck with no motor 2 grand maybe. Through an engine in it and sell it for maybe 8-9 grand. That is my motivation, and think it is worth the effort. It will be going back together as close to stock as i can.
 
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To answer your question in the first post:

Put in the 2002 engine as-is and run it. No worries about PCM liking it or not.
 
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I bought a 1-ton stand at Horrible Fright for about $100 - $150 (can't remember the price), and I've used the hell out of it. I will sell the stand, lift, and leveler when I'm done and get almost all of my money back.
 
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I bought a 1-ton stand at Horrible Fright for about $100 - $150 (can't remember the price), and I've used the hell out of it. I will sell the stand, lift, and leveler when I'm done and get almost all of my money back.
Ya. I have an engine stand. But i don’t think i will trust it for the 7.3. Probably pick one up at harbor freight today. Don’t really want to buy a hoist so i am gonna have to think about that one. I got the new engine out of the bed of the truck with this set up. Not the best but it worked so i could get the engine out of the rain.


 
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When I stuck the engine out of my old 250 into my 450 I asked myself this and left well enough alone. I thought about what I should do and the list was almost endless. I replaced a few glow plugs that were bad and jammed it in.

I would keep it simple and cheap since you are selling it.

Things I thought about doing but decided I didn't have the money.

Glow plugs
Injector cups
Oil pan
Oil cooler never crossed my mind
Up pipes or t4 kit
Waterpump
Ipr
HPOP hoses
Regulated return
turbo rebuild or upgrade
Block heater
Uvch harness
Valve cover gaskets
 
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Ya. I have an engine stand. But i donít think i will trust it for the 7.3. Probably pick one up at harbor freight today. Donít really want to buy a hoist so i am gonna have to think about that one. I got the new engine out of the bed of the truck with this set up. Not the best but it worked so i could get the engine out of the rain.


Be careful with the chain hoist, it can get away from you quickly. I lost a finger tip due to swinging an engine from a come-a-long(cable hoist?). Get plenty of help going from truck to stand and stand to truck.
 
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