1995 Dodge Ram time for different engine

  • 1995 DODGE RAM
Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Dodge Ram V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 250k miles
Instead of rebuilding my 1995's 5.9 gas motor, I decided to buy a lower mile 5.9 'runner'. The online interchange salvage yards use said the 2001's will work. I am assuming the long block part.
I just bought a salvage yard 2001 5.9 gas motor complete from throttle body thru oil pan. (Minus dist.) The intake while very similar, does have it's differences, mainly where vacuum ports are, different style EGR valve, and a couple of electrical hookups. (Shape of the plug in) Also, the fuel injectors have a different style plug in for electricity. Is there anyway possible to reuse these components (as in, not remove them from 'new' motor) and would the '95 computer be able to 'run' the 2001 components (if re wired to fit). Finding the proper plug, and splicing in. I originally thought of transferring my '95's intake, fuel injectors to the newer engine, but
I like the idea of not having to 'crack' open the motor at all, and having fuel injectors with less than a third the miles on them to boot.
Thanks, Bob
Friday, June 25th, 2010 AT 3:54 PM

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Six years newer engine is light years technology from old. To make this work it would be easier to put old stuff on new block. Your ECM will not work need PCM from new and wiring harness as well as problems with trans control. Edelbrock makes a conversion from carb to fuel injection that could be used in your case has stand alone computer so your old ECM would handle trans but it is pricy. Think best to do is use block transfer stuff.
Hope this helps
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Monday, July 5th, 2010 AT 3:56 PM

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