Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Keady, Ontario
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Sorry that I did not finish this post. I have been very busy since the conversion.
If you have 2 truck, the concersion is straight forward. If you don't, be prepared to do a little searching for a few parts.
As far as the engine went, It was a direct fit as both trucks were auto tranny. If you are going from auto to standard, there will be some spacing issues.
I simply unplugged the 3 plugs from the wiring harness under the brake booster and unplugged all the tranny sensors and one from the transfer case and removed the engine all together with the wires. Then I just plugged them into the other truck and all was plug and play accept the plug on the transfer case, but same wires, so I snipped the plug off then got a new one from dodge and soldered it in and all was well.
The rad shroud is different on the diesel as the rad overflow bottle hooks to it, but it can be mounted on the inner fender if need be or get one from a gasser and it will bolt right to the inner fender.
All went relatively easy. I would recoment it to anyone willing to tackle this job, as it is much cheaper to find a v10 that is 4x4 and put in a cummins than it is to buy a 4x4 with a cummins in it.
There are a few more posts of mine on here about the swap, check them out and I think it will answer most of the questions you have, if not, feel free to ask, I will help as much as I can and will give you my phone number if you prefer to chat over the phone instead of typing. SEns me a PM and I will give the number if you like. The job would take about a full weekend of long days to get you all done. It took me longer, but I was unable to get a few hoses and had issues with brakes and brake lines on the other truck. Good luck, all the best.
2001 Ram 3500,6 speed dually,edge juice with attitude cts/4 inch exhaust,cool air intake, rv 275 injectors.