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Anyone crazy enough to swap a 5.4L for a PSD6.0L?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by dag-otto, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. dag-otto

    dag-otto Member
    Messages: 77

    Long story short I picked up a "write-off" wrecked 2003 F-350 with 6.0L, engine and tranny only had 48000Km. Em I nuts to even think this is possible without headaches to swap a 5.4L engine for the Diesel? I was wondering if anyone has done it. Motor mounts, electrical/fuses etc..?

  2. crashz

    crashz Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    The electrical system and engine/drivetrain management systems will be the baine of your existance. You would be money and time ahead by buying a new PSD.
  3. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    Sounds like a lot of work to me. Can you sell both of them and buy 1 new one. I know that is not the point but ??? Good luck if you decide to do the swap. :waving:
  4. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I'm getting a headache just thinking about it!! :dizzy:
  5. Guy

    Guy Member
    from Alaska
    Messages: 46

    Probabally the easiest way would be the Bodyman approach... pull the box and cut the front innerstructure and back 1/2 of the cab (top & tail) leaving only running gear and cowl. Then weld on your nos and top & tail. This way, your main harness and eng stay together. Can't advise on what to about the vin tag though.....
  6. dag-otto

    dag-otto Member
    Messages: 77

    Yeah, I think you lads are right. It's just a nightmare. It's kinda of like relocating a polar bear to Australia. It's just not done. I will keep the motor and use it as a spare for a newer 6.0L.

    Thanks again guys.
  7. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Sounds like a fun project to me IF you have:

    a) The TIME to commit to it
    b) The $$$ to buy the components that are sure to break/be broken already
    c) The KNOW-HOW to make serious changes
    d) The TOOLS and SHOP SPACE to do a long term project

  8. dag-otto

    dag-otto Member
    Messages: 77

    Yeah, I hear ya! I will just have to buy another truck and drive that crap out of her so I can drop this motor in :)

    Not to many Canadians here eh? ;)
  9. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    What is wrong with the 6.0 and drivetrain? The way you stated above the truck was a wreck, inplying the engine etc. should still be good.
  10. dag-otto

    dag-otto Member
    Messages: 77

    Sorry I meant the vehicle had been involved in a motor vehicle accident, and had rolled several times; Leaving the body and frame in an unrepairable state.

    This weekend I yanked the motor and trans and removed the suspsension and axles. That stuff is still good :)