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Old 07-28-2012, 03:51 AM
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Default Swapping a 5.2 for a 5.9 V8. Can it be done?

So, basically, I found a 2000 Ram great shape 5.2 (rod knock) body wise/interior everything nice with 99k on the clock. Current owner states it has a bad rod knock. He wants 1000 bucks. So, i have a 2000 Ram with the 5.9 that runs great, i paid 500 for my truck with a brused up front end and dents, scratches and the clear is chipping off. It needs a paint job, rear wheel bearings, an other stuff (my current ram with the 5.9).

How much of a hassle would it be to swap my 5.9 in that other 2000 ram that has a 5.2?

Id really like to get this done, buy this truck, but Im deployed, and the truck is 4hrs away from my home. So id have to get a friend to give the guy money, get the title, an arrange for a tow truck. Not sure how much the tow bill is going to be either.

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Old 07-28-2012, 09:33 AM
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The engine will drop right in. Be sure to use the flex plate that goes with the engine, 360 is balanced different. Might have to swap the computer too, to get the 360 to run right, but maybe not.
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yes it will bolt right in and you will also have to use the 360 computer
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Rent a trailer one way from where the truck is to your destination. Way cheaper than a tow truck.
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