View Single Post
Old 10-02-2013, 12:24 AM
Gen1dak Gen1dak is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: MS Gulf Coast
Posts: 1,663
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1990 RamCharger
Color: Red
Engine: 1988-1991 318ci (5.2L) LA V8 140hp
Rep Power: 4
Gen1dak will become famous soon enough

It's one of the easier swaps out there. Bolt it in, re-flash computer for a 360, let 'er rip. 318 and 360 Magnum share top-ends. Same bolt-ons. Same bellhousing bolt pattern. There are differences between OBD I and OBD II, but if you scored an OBD I 5.9, just use your 318 Magnum intake and exhaust. The OBD II connectors are different from OBD I. Suffice it to say, the differences are minor and easily dealt with. The 360 Magnum has external balance weight on the flexplate (for automatic), different balance for flywheel (for manual trans). Same engine mounts. Thing is, if you cannot solve your current problem, do you feel able to do a swap?

Last edited by Gen1dak; 10-02-2013 at 12:28 AM.
Reply With Quote