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ben.kirk 03-22-2013 05:16 PM

Motor swap need help
 
My truck blew the motor, I believe it spun a bearing then broke a connecting rod and blew a hole through a piston. I bought a 318 from a '99 1500. Wisdom
Question I have is, can I direct swap my '97 318 over to the '99 318? If not, what parts or pieces will I need to transfer or buy to make it work correctly? Any and all help is greatly appreciated. I should add, I'm planning on doing this tomorrow.

RamTech 03-22-2013 05:20 PM

You shouldn't need to do anything but transfer existing parts from one engine to the other.

ben.kirk 03-22-2013 05:24 PM

That's what I thought, but I was given the full wiring harness off of the '99 and the fuse box isn't the same, as in its bigger and has more to it, and the alternator on the '99 is a plug in style. Just want to make absolute sure that it'll be a smooth transfer.

RamTech 03-22-2013 06:00 PM

Just do a typical long block swap and you should be fine.

ben.kirk 03-23-2013 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RamTech (Post 1046901)
Just do a typical long block swap and you should be fine.

Consisting of what exactly? I bought a high volume oil pump, motor oil, power steering fluid, oil pan gasket and some cleaners for the motor.

RamTech 03-23-2013 05:53 PM

Swapping over the needed parts from the existing engine to the donor.


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