Motor swap question

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by riggins44, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. riggins44

    riggins44 Bobtail Member

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    First off, let me say I’m no where near a mechanic.

    How difficult would it be to swap a 12.7L to a N14 on a 97’ W9 with a 13 speed 3:36 gears. I figured there would be some difficulty in the wiring.
     
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  3. Coal Region Deplorable

    Coal Region Deplorable Light Load Member

    If I had a wrecked donor truck sitting therethat I could get all the parts and pieces and ECM and everything from I'd do it. But if it was just to take out engine from somewhere, and I had to find all the parts I needed piecemeal. It could turn into a nightmare.

    But why? The Detroit was a good engine.
     
  4. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    It would be easier to just put a big cam in it and forget all the electronic mumbo jumbo.
     
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    shooter19802003 Medium Load Member

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    /\ This!

    Or better yet a B model.
     
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