My 1999 Ram V10 to 1994 Cummins 12 Valve Swap Thread
The bug has finally bitten hard enough and I started searching for donor trucks or possible trucks to try and trade with. My only problem is I love my truck, its my dream truck minus being a V10 (which is an awesome motor). But I "settled" when I bought this truck because I wanted the diesel all along. I also didn't want to get rid of my truck because its in great shape, I've done a good amount of work to it already, and didn't want to spend a ton to trade towards a diesel PLUS many that I've found for a decent price all had a TON of miles.
My solution? I found a parts truck nearby going for very cheap money. Guy used some parts he needed and wanted to sell the rest. I convinced the wife to allow me to do it, she gave me the green light so tomorrow I'm heading down to pick it up (pics to follow of course).
This thread will detail my swap and how it all goes. I've been reading for months and most threads just die off - this thread will detail as much as possible for diesel noob's out there since I am one, and I will report how everything works at the end and how I got there.
The donor is a 1994 2500 Cummins Auto. I will be parting it out afterwards and scrapping the rest. Obviously I'll be selling my V10 engine once its out and depending on the gear ratios in the Cummins I may be swapping those as well.
My plans are to use the V10 computer and sensors on the Cummins. I may talk with my tech at work and see if he thinks he can flash my V10 computer to a 98 12Valve computer to get things working even better.
BMW X5 & Chevy 2500 HD POS
2002 Ford F350 Crew Cab Diesel
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab 4x4 Sport V10
1998.5 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab 4x4 24V Cummins
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab 4x4 HEMI
2003 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 4.7
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 4.7
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 5.9 V8
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab 4x4 5.9 V8
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 RegCab ShortBed Sport 5.9 V8
Past -92 Daytona R/T, 94 3000GT, 91 TransAm, 88 RX7 TII, 89 YJ, 92 Bronco, 88 YJ, 94 F150, 96 Rodeo, 88,89,90,91 5.0 Mustang's, 03 Mustang GT, 04 SRT4