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Old 08-16-2011, 07:11 AM
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with 110,000 mi. on my '96 2500, it has developed an intermittent knock/rap in the motor that begins at about 2250 rpms. It is loud! I bought this truck 10 yrs ago, and alway do LOFs every 3k at the dealer.
Instead of tearing apart this motor, I'm considering replacing this 8.0 with a SRT/10 motor. I've found several of them available on the internet.
Has anyone done this swap? Does it match up to my tranny? Do I replace the wiring harness? or do I trade the truck in?
Any comments on the knock/rap or motor upgrade would be appreciated.
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The knock has gotten so bad I stopped driving it.
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sounds like a broke/bent valve hitting the piston or most likely a rod bearing going out. might even be a broken valve spring allowing the engine to run fine till higher rpms till the weakened spring can no longer close the valve fast enough. can you tell the general area of the noise? such as one side or the other or louder at the oil pan or so on
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also an srt-10 swap will require a different computer because the viper motor and truck motor are 2 totally different animals not to mention the difference in age. if your truck is an automatic i highly doubt itll fit your trans, if its a manual it might be more likely
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