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Slow4x4Dak
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6/25/2005
22:00:52

Subject: '94 318 into '02 v6 4x4 dak
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I've decided to swap my v6 out for a v8 and it looks like it's going to be a 318. I'm getting a good deal on a 318 out of a '94 van ($150) from a buddy of mine and hopefully have it installed 2-4 months from now.

The problems I've read about that I may have are:
1. need to move motor mounts
2. EGR in intake manifold
3. Label my wires and get correct pcm
4. Exhaust manifolds
5. Oil pan?!?? I'm not sure about this 1

Is there anything I'm missing? I chose the 318 because not only is it cheap, reliable and easy to fix; but also because it should be an easy swap as everything should match up.

I'd like your info before I purchase this engine and to know if maybe I should wait for a 318 pulled from a later model dakota.

-Slow4x4Dak



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6/25/2005
23:40:51

RE: '94 318 into '02 v6 4x4 dak
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while you still have a running vehicle and have some time i would say REBUILD. rebuilding the motor is not extrememly expensive and ensures you approximately 280k miles trouble free (average 318 life that i have noticed). Plus it gives you the ability to upgrade it if you feel the need. ya know, roller rockers, double roller timing chain set. streetable cam. the options are endless and usually these less intense upgrades net better fuel economy then stock. so i would take the time and spend the extra money, it will be worth it in resale value eventually. :)



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