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Old 09-08-2014, 01:46 PM
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Question Have 5.2 found 5.9 --> Good for Parts?

Hi all it has been a while, but I wanted to check back in and hopefully this is not too stupid of a question... Forgive me if it is.

I have a 98 4WD w/ a 5.2 and 180k mi.

I found at a local auto auction (insurance) a 98 4WD w/ a 5.9. It looks pretty good for a donor and the guy at the yard said it will probably go for $500-$800.
It has low mileage (80K) and was rear ended so the engine compartment and cab are fine. It starts and seems to run (idle) well.

I know I need a starter, windshield some interior components. It has dual exhaust I will gladly take.

My questions are:
  • Overall would this make a good donor to get my truck running again?
  • What parts are not swap-able?
  • Specifically I need cylinder heads would they work?
    [8]Should I just be patient and hold out for a similar 5.2?
Thanks in advance
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:00 PM
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Grab it. That's an engine/drivetrain dream swap. Why part the engine when you can swap the whole thing? If you're set on the 5.2, everything bolted on will swap. The crank and pistons are different. The 5.9 flexplate has a balance weight on it.
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