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Vamb350: hey so is that easy to do with any type of van?

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hey so is that easy to do with any type of van?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
also how much would it cost
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.
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Yes, it would certainly be possible but very expensive. You'd have the cost of the powertrain components along with removing the old powertrain, making modifications to wiring, motor mounts, the cooling system, exhaust, etc to make the diesel engine and transmission work. The rear driveshaft would also have to be modified.
One of the most common engines to use for something like this is the 4BT Cummins which is a 3.9 Liter and was found in small box/panel trucks mostly. They've been out of production for quite a while now but are still readily available used, often with the transmission as a package. Cheap ones have been running in the $4-5,000 range.
Price to do a conversion like this will depend on where the parts come from and labor prices. I would expect the conversion to run you somewhere in the area of $6-7,000 for a decent used engine and transmission installed at a shop.