motor

955

Asked by Mar 24, 2011 at 04:32 PM about the Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: General

how can you tell if a motor is a 318 or 360?
i noticed on my truck, the motor is stamped 360 on the front of the block but i bought a parts truck, the guy said it has a 318, but its not the original motor for this truck, more like the fifth one, its blown up so im not worried about running it in my truck, but it has the 5 speed trans that i want for my truck, and since the genius behind chrysler motors couldnt make both motors balanced one way or the other, i know that i cant use all the parts on a 318 to swap the trans.
i havent looked to see if the parts motor is stamped yet, but any help on how to tell a 318 from a 360 would be appreciated

8 Answers

35

A 5.2 liter is a 318 motor. A 5.9 liter is a 360 motor. I drive a 97 dodge ram 1500 pickup which has a 5.2 liter motor (318).

955

well i know what the motor to liter is, but where on the actual motor does it say, without running the numbers, again, the parts motor is not the original motor for that truck, is was replaced 5 times, and the guy i bought the truck from isnt that smart

3,105

There is no way to tell the difference from the outside other than the casting numbers. The casting numbers are on the drivers side, back 1/3 of the engine, under the exhaust. It will say either 360 or 318 in the numbers. Beyond that both engines are exactly the same on the outside, all the parts will interchange except for the rotating assembly

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
955

alrighty sweet thanks man, appreciate it

40

I have a 1997 dodge extended cab with a 360 motor in it and the transmission went out , I bought a 318 transmission , and I measured them and the both measure the same , so I was wondering if I could put the 318 in a 360 97 dodge truck ??????

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.

Yes you should be able to use a 318 trans on a 360 if all the measurements are right

I have a single cab 95 dodge 1500 2wd with the 5.2 130, 000 miles but the motors still good. I'm having trouble getting it registered so I bought a cab and 1/2 97 dodge 1500 2wd with 5.2 that has a bad water pump and blown head gaskets. Just got it today for 700$ but it looks good. So I'm gonna take the good motor and put it in my new truck tomorrow. I was just gonna go for it but will I have any problems? Like the ecu or pcm or whatever it is? And what should I replace besides oil coolant plugs and wires? Thanks

I have a 2003 dodge ram 1500 with a 4.7, will a 2000 jeep grand cherokee that also has a 4.7 in it, fit my dodge

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Swap motor

    I have a 2006 dodge ram hemi and motor is blown and found a 2010 hemi motor and question is jf it will fit in my 06 ram truck..

    2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Quad Cab LB

    -

    General

  • Motor oil 1 answer

    What weight of oil does a 99 Ram Van 1500 take

    1999 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    General

  • motor swap 1 answer

    I have a 2005 4.7l 1500 quad cab 4x4. Will a 2006 1500 4.7l 2x2single cab enter change ?

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST Quad Cab SB 4WD

    -

    General

  • Will the 5.2L motor from a 2001 2wd dodge pickup fit into a1995 4X4 5.2 L 4 answers

    I have a 1995 Ram 1500 4X4 with a blown 5.2L motor. Will a 5.2L motor from a 2001 Ram 1500 2 wheel drive fit?

    Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    General

  • Motor 2 answers

    I have a 2000 dodge ram with a 5.2 magnum motor that is blown out. I have another dodge ram 1996 with a 5.2 la ramia slt. Will the 1996 motor fit in the 2000 dodge ram?

    1999 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 11,320 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 5,980
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 5,750
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 5,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,237 Great Deals out of 209,413 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,755 Great Deals out of 167,461 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ram 1500
910 Great Deals out of 113,522 listings starting at $6,396
Used Dodge Ram 2500
146 Great Deals out of 5,301 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
830 Great Deals out of 66,315 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Tundra
476 Great Deals out of 33,278 listings starting at $3,305
Used Toyota Tacoma
484 Great Deals out of 39,049 listings starting at $2,900
Used Dodge Charger
287 Great Deals out of 26,815 listings starting at $2,250
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
354 Great Deals out of 47,663 listings starting at $1,795
Used Dodge Challenger
116 Great Deals out of 24,042 listings starting at $7,900
Used Dodge Dakota
106 Great Deals out of 3,872 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Mustang
372 Great Deals out of 46,984 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Titan
182 Great Deals out of 18,429 listings starting at $3,995
Used Dodge Ram 3500
78 Great Deals out of 2,133 listings starting at $5,250
Used Chevrolet Camaro
150 Great Deals out of 32,901 listings starting at $1,995