Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Memphis, TN
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Re: Powerstroke Bronco
I've investigated that swap - it's definitely do-able. But the price of a wreck with a good running Powerstroke and wiring is beyond the financial reach of the typical engine swapper. The key is getting ALL of the engine, engine compartment, & dash wiring harnesses and then grafting them into the Bronco. It would be really easy with a Bronco from the same era as the donor (preferrably '92-95), but not many people with Broncos that young want to swap engines. And with diesel prices bouncing above gas, it makes it that much less desirable. **ALSO You'd HAVE to swap to a heavier front suspension!**
I think the reason Ford didn't offer a diesel in the Expedition is that it's not a work truck - it's a station wagon on a light truck chassis. It wouldn't sell. They are having a hard enough time getting rid of the Excursions, and they ARE on a heavy-duty chassis.
83 Custom w/95 4.9L EFI, 78 NP435, 83 NP208, 83 D44IFS 3.07, 87 Ford 8.8ABS 3.08, Michelin LTX AT 31x10.50R15