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Old 01-27-2010, 07:30 PM
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I am swapping my motor in my 2001 2500 5.9 V8

I found on today at an autowrecker....its from a 1994 350 van.

Now i was skeptical and told him that it probably wouldn't work but he said that it would...
I know that it is a magnum motor but wasn't it in 1998 they upgraded some of the parts of the 5.9?

Does anyone know what years of motors would fit on my truck?

Thanks for the help guys
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Man im not to possitive on that. Are the mounts on the block in the same position? I hate to say it but i have re/re alot of Chev small blocks and they are pretty much the same. 305,327,350 and 400small.Thus around the same years.Im just not possitive but im sure it will work if the mounts line up.
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You're taking an OBDI motor and putting in on an OBDII computer, could get tricky.
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What years of motors would work with a 2001?
I can't seem to get a strait answer from these "mechanics" where i live
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It will work . You just have to make sure you transfer all your hardware over to the new engine .
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It will work . You just have to make sure you transfer all your hardware over to the new engine . Just make sure it's the same size engine .
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It will work . You just have to make sure you transfer all your hardware over to the new engine . Just make sure it's the same size engine .

Thats another thing.....i was talking to a autowrcker today and he said that I could put a 318 on also....but would i be able?
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if you live in a smog law state, you will need to check to make sure the replacement engine is compatible to your vehicle
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good luck i hope it works out
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Thats another thing.....i was talking to a autowrcker today and he said that I could put a 318 on also....but would i be able?
if you do that you have to get the torque converter from the tranny of the 318 motor. the 360 and 318 torque converters are different. here...

http://ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=47074

this should answer all of those questions about swapping 360 and 318 motor. hope it helps!
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