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Old 01-16-2018, 11:00 AM
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2V to 3V

I searched, and did not seem to find my answer. So, here goes.
I am looking at buying a 2001 F-450, with the V-10, and about 161,000 miles. It is in a tow truck. I am curious if it is possible, or worth it, to swap in a later model 3V engine to get better power. If so is it a simple swap, i.e. all accessories transfer over, maybe just a new harness?
I have had good experiences with the V-10 in the past, but, this is a different application, and wanted a little more expert advice.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:14 AM
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It's possible. If you have enough time and money you can swap in ANY engine into ANY vehicle.

Is it practical? No, it is not. The electronics are vastly different. You'll have a nightmare to get it to work.
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You'd be much better off buying a 2005+ truck that already has the 3-valve in it. The 3-valve electronics are completely different, as Mark has already said. If you had an entire donor truck, transmission, dash board, ABS system, etc, you could do it.
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What's different?

the throttle body off a 2v will go on a 3v, right?

both have cam and crank sensors.

shouldn't be too terribly hard, 3v V10s don't have phasers, right?
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Variable-volume plenum.

Cam sensor on the 3-valve is different than 2-valve. Someone a while back did the swap, and always had a code for the cam timing sensor.

And no, the throttle bodies were different and required an adapter to be machined.
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And the fuel and spark requirements are different. A 2V computer isn't going to run a 3V engine very well. So you'll have to adapt the 3V computer and wiring.
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