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Old 06-24-2005, 03:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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replacing a gasoline engine with a diesel engine

Anybody know if it is possible to replace a gasoline engine with a diesel engine? Or where can I get info on that?

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Re: replacing a gasoline engine with a diesel engine

Is it possible to remove a gasoline engine from a vehicle and install a diesel engine? Of course!

Is it practical, easy, or economical? Sometimes. Generally, if a vehicle was offered with a diesel engine, it's easier to just buy a diesel version than it is to convert a gasser. In those cases where a diesel was never offered (in this country), then you have to do a swap. These vary from pretty easy to really hard.

What are you thinking about re-powering?
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Re: replacing a gasoline engine with a diesel engine

Something simple and easy to overlook. The brakes on a diesel are hydroboost. One more thing you have to change.
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Re: replacing a gasoline engine with a diesel engine

In my own humble opinion, it would be easier to swap a gasoline engine truck with a dieasel engined truck.....the whole thing............and swapping bodies
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Re: replacing a gasoline engine with a diesel engine

there was a guy here that did about 1000 diesel to gas conversions from retired oil trucks. No IM. The Im got wise and now want to hear the truck run.
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Re: replacing a gasoline engine with a diesel engine

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Something simple and easy to overlook. The brakes on a diesel are hydroboost. One more thing you have to change.

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Not always. Some systems use a vacuum pump. It probably wouldn't be too hard to set up a vacuum pump to work with a system that was meant for engine vacuum.

Something else to consider-the emissions legality of doing a diesel swap. If you live in an area that has emissions testing, you may have some trouble at the inspection station.
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Something simple and easy to overlook. The brakes on a diesel are hydroboost. One more thing you have to change.


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Not always. Some systems use a vacuum pump. It probably wouldn't be too hard to set up a vacuum pump to work with a system that was meant for engine vacuum.


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Don't know about you strokers on here, but those of us with the older 7.3 and 6.9 IDI's have vacuum pumps and vacuum brake boosters.

I'm getting a 6.9 ready to go into my '85 Bronco. I have an entire donor truck, so it shouldn't be too difficult to make the swap. About the only parts I can't get off the donor are some heavier duty coil springs for the front. But I found a spring shop that will custom build me some for the diesel weight plus a 4" lift for under $500...
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