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Old 06-15-2009, 07:28 PM   #1
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2003 3.8 swap 2001 4.6 motor

hey i was wondering if i should swap my motor to this 4.6 i want to know if its goin to be alot of money and is it worth it.

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Re: 2003 3.8 swap 2001 4.6 motor

you will need wiring harness of the ECU, ECU, ECT, K member. radiator, AC, power steering , upgraded fuel system 8.8 rear and the list goes on Best to find a donor car to get parts from



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Re: 2003 3.8 swap 2001 4.6 motor

its going to cost a lot more than you first think due to all of the little things that creep up just fyi
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^^^Yah, not mention that the install probably won't go smoothly 100%. Not saying that it can't, just when you do something that complex, other things come up, or you discover other issues with the car that need to be resolved requiring more money and time.

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