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1996 GMC 2500 Pickup Question: engine transplant

 

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bowtechtomkat, 7.4L V8, Rexburg, ID, January 24, 2010, 11:18
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Engine is dead and the lowest quote was about 5000 to repair. I want to put a cummins from a 96 dodge in and I am wondering what all I will need to replace

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 24, 2010, 11:30
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    I used to do this type of work before it was fun but I had access to professional tools, welder wiring schematics and metal working tools top fabricate anything I needed. This type of work particularly on newer vehicles becomes difficult due to all the electrics/electronics involved. You have to figure out how to mate the engine to the transmission, so you would end up using a Cummins compatible transmission and electronics associated with that, then every single component exhaust ect.... are all custom made parts. It becomes a very expensive proposition. You may also run into problems registering the truck (need to get it re-certified with the DMV (and your insurance company may look at it as a custom/modified car").
    I always tell people considering a project like this to sell there truck and buy the truck they want unless it is a labor of love and you realize you are going to get into a real expensive project (I work on race cars, I love that type of work).

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    Visitor, October 28, 2010, 13:57

    check ford cummins.com they have the exact adapetrs for anything you can swap a cummins into

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