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Old 11-02-2012, 12:53 PM
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Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Age: 26
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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: SLT Laramie
Color: Silver
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
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Engine Replacement (318ci/5.2L)
“Any 1992 or newer 318/5.2 Magnum shortblock is a bolt-up affair. Have fun.” (re: 2001 Ram)
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5.2 to 5.9L Swap
“The balance weight on a '97 is on the flexplate, so use the 5.9 flexplate and any zero-balance converter (5.2/5.9, 1996 or newer). Use matching computer.” *
* “As long as you're sticking with the same trans I know from experience that it doesn't matter which ECM you use.”
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“i do believe mostly everything is interchangeable but you will need a new fly wheel and harmonic balancer seeing as the 318 is internally balanced and the 360 is externally balanced”
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Fuel Pump (Re: 1996)
“looks like in the 1500 series Rams, the fuel pump is the same
(96) 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L V8 & (96) 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L V8
Part Number: 1966-07006127
Brand: Airtex
Notes: Fuel Pump Module Assembly
It looks like a few other parts are also interchangeable
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Timing Chain, Cover, and Water Pump 2001 5.2-5.9L
“I already back tracked the timing chain/sprocket set and that is compatible.”
“Believe it or not the 3.9, the 5.2, and the 5.9 are interchangeable on the timing cover.”
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2001 5.9L Laramie SLT - En route to "custom"

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