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F-350 I have a diesel that blew at least one piston. So due to 6.4 replacement costs, I'd like to replace with a less expensive 5.4 gas so that I can retain some value in the truck. Is this feasible with help from a good engine replacement mechanic?
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Ford Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 5 months ago

Getting the engine in and bolted up would not be the issue, although you have to replace the transmission too as the bellhousing on 5.4 and 6.4 diesel is different. You also will have to change the PCM engine computer. and the PCM will have to be programmed to be used with your exisiting keys. As the entire engine and transmission wiring harness. to make it run correctly with no check engine lights, It can be done, but, I don't know that the costs of the swap is really worth all that work personally. Diesels bring much more than gas trucks do as well. There is a lot to it. I would suspect 30-40 hours labor may be warranted to make the swap. exhaust system will have to be redone as well as the catalytic converters. Does that help answer your question? thank you.

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