iv got a 2000 f150 4.6 iv already put 3/4 superduty lead springs and struts and shocks, I just put a new tranny in it and now I want to put a 5.9 24v cummings. what do I need for this

Asked by May 11, 2014 at 12:03 AM about the 2000 Ford F-150

Question type: Car Customization

I dont know where to look for what I need and other than motor mounts im not really sur
what I need to do this

6 Answers

16,130

You have a big job ahead of you. Make sure the engine you want will bolt up to the transmission. Is the rear end stout enough to handle the torque of the diesel? Will you need alterations to the drive shaft. Now check the suspension requirements, it will probably requiring beefing up. Removing the gas tank and cleaning it out will be a requirement. What about the fuel pump, and fuel lines. Now the good part. All the little gizmos and computer sensors, relays, etc which is not going to be present on your gasoline engine.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I have a 3/4 ton rearend off a ford superduty for it and I plan on putting a alison trany in it. For the electronics I have been told that the 5.9 12v dosent have a bunch of electronics. Iv also been told that they sell kits to help this change over.

16,130

True, the diesel is much simpler, electronic wise" than a gasoline engine. You'll still have to match parts to each other then match them to the model of your vehicle. My biggest concern will be the front suspension and the braking system, especially if you intend to use the vehicle for the purpose it is being built.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
16,130

Carl: I'm going from memory now, but the block and heads are iron and I believe the engine assembly weighs over a thousand pounds for the diesel. I doubt the 4.6 V8 comes in at 500 pounds or maybe a little more. Hence the concern about the front suspension and brakes. Your front will sustain most of the work when trying to stop that monster.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Will a 3/4 ton front be enoff or will I need to go with 1 ton .I have already put 3/4 ton suspension. I havent done anything with the breaks, I have put heaver balljoints and control arms and tie rods on it. I started this to make this capable of pulling a larg 5th wheel. So I changed all my suspension to 3/4 ton.

16,130

Carl: My nephew built a couple of the vehicles you are interested in. He has never used the F-150 for the build. He has used the F 250 or F 350. Without going into great depth he stated an upgrade to the tranny is required (rebuild) and an adapter plate hookup to bring the two together is necessary. Mounts and radiator will also be necessary, along with an intercooler. He suggested you visit WWW.fordcummins.com for info. There is a phone number you can call. Tell them what type of truck you currently have and they can send you a kit to convert the truck. Although he is not sure about the base F 150 model.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • F150 leveling kit 5 answers

    I have a 2009 f150 stx 4.6 v8. I recently purchased a 3" front leveling kit to put on to even it out ( I don't mind if the back of the truck lowers) I was just wondering if there was any problems I...

    2009 Ford F-150 STX

    -

    Car Customization

  • Need more POWER! 33 answers

    I have the 302 (5.0) V8 in my 1994 Ford F-150, and i want more HP and torque. What should i start with if i'm on a budget? And if i'm not on a budget what should i do?

    1994 Ford F-150 XLT Extended Cab LB

    -

    Car Customization

  • Cummins in f-150 12 answers

    would it be possible to put a cummins 4bt in a 2000 ford f-150 4.6 auto? is it possible to bolt the engine to the torque converter and how would u control engine rpm when the tranny shifts? cause i h...

    2000 Ford F-150

    -

    Car Customization

  • Do you think I could put a lift on my truck? 3 answers

    i have a 1989 ford f150 and for any of you ford fanatics out their i need your help please. It is 2wd and i just need to know if it will be ok to put one on it and if somebody has what was the cost.

    1989 Ford F-150

    -

    Car Customization

  • i need to the what engine was put in my f150 3 answers

    i was given these numbers from the sticker on my engine E1900-191002-69636068.and i need to know what type engine this is as i am having a problem getting it up and running as it was put in before i...

    2004 Ford F-150 STX Ext. Cab Flareside 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 207,756 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 6,720
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,140
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,510 Great Deals out of 152,121 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
975 Great Deals out of 60,125 listings starting at $1,299
Used Dodge Ram 1500
499 Great Deals out of 13,070 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
488 Great Deals out of 43,316 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Tundra
660 Great Deals out of 28,287 listings starting at $2,798
Used Toyota Tacoma
704 Great Deals out of 31,954 listings starting at $2,750
Used Ford F-250
559 listings starting at $1,342
Used Ford Mustang
533 Great Deals out of 42,736 listings starting at $1,699
Used Ford Explorer
1,066 Great Deals out of 71,552 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
816 Great Deals out of 27,814 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford Ranger
196 Great Deals out of 6,752 listings starting at $1,595
Used Jeep Wrangler
509 Great Deals out of 18,410 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 83,301 listings starting at $17,710
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
183 Great Deals out of 56,027 listings starting at $4,922
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
213 Great Deals out of 7,513 listings starting at $18,296
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
483 Great Deals out of 11,455 listings starting at $11,479
2013 Ford F-150 For Sale
655 Great Deals out of 13,982 listings starting at $8,450