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Old 08-09-2011, 07:57 PM
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Default 3.0 to 4.0 engine swap?

i have a 2002 3.0L flex fuel. looking into swapping it out for a 4.0. should i buy all the parts i need separate or look for a donor truck to get most of the parts from? i definitely want to get a remanufactured engine because i want the warranty and same with the tranny. but as far as all the other parts go that i would need for the swap what would be the best route? thanks guys.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:49 PM
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Default Re: 3.0 to 4.0 engine swap?

I would get the whole thing, instead of piecing it together, that way you know you have everything you need and dont have to scramble looking for individual parts.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:57 PM
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I would get the whole thing, instead of piecing it together, that way you know you have everything you need and dont have to scramble looking for individual parts.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:15 PM
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Default Re: 3.0 to 4.0 engine swap?

Also. If your have a manual trans get a donor that is a manual, if you have a auto get an auto donor.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:55 PM
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Default Re: 3.0 to 4.0 engine swap?

Sell what you have and buy a 4.0. If you go ahead with the swap, your truck will be worth nothing really. Not many people want a truck that has undergone a whole engine swap. You will save more money, hell maybe even profit, if you sell your 3.0 and buy a 4.0 ready to go.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:58 PM
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Sell what you have and buy a 4.0. If you go ahead with the swap, your truck will be worth nothing really. Not many people want a truck that has undergone a whole engine swap. You will save more money, hell maybe even profit, if you sell your 3.0 and buy a 4.0 ready to go.
this kind of makes sense to me.
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