Will a 73 dodge 360 motor replace my 78 360 motor in my magnum
I have a used up 78 dodge 360 2 barrel with EGR and what used to be a spark control computer. I replaced that system to go to an electronic ignition concept. I have friends tell me to get rid of that 2 barrel and get a good solid 4 barrel intake and carb. I found a 73 dodge 360 with these things as a replacement. Will I have any problems swapping the 78 motor for the 73?
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Do hope this is only a sunday car,and your not polluting the air we all have to breathe by using it every day of the week.best of british with it cant help much as never seen one of these beasts,now putting a jaguar engine in a mini or an alfa engine in a ford anglia ??
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Are you getting spark? You've put a 2001 engine into a 1986 body. The 2001 engine ran with an engine control module (ECM), the 1986 doesn't have that. The 1986 probably has an electronic ignition module that works with the 1986 coil and 1986 reluctor/distributor. You may want to compare the two distributors and the two coils.
po406 is egr senor code, this is part of egr, dodge has a lot of problems with this valve, ive replaced about 20 of them on magnums and caravans, to solve this problem, replace the egr valve and reset the codes, the valves not to expensive, its about $60.00, heres a picture of it.hope this helps,
I just put a 96 360 magnum in my 97 dodge 4x4 that had a 318 in it. Yes it does fit. I noticed that the flex plate on the 360 has balance weights on it and the 318 does not. Make sure the plate stays with the 360. The torque converter and exhaust manifolds bolted right up. The 96 360 engine had different connector plugs on the Map sensor, Crank Sensor and Tps. Get those off of your 318.
I did notice that with the 96 PCM for the 360 my fuel guage was off quite a bit. The 360 will run off of the 318 computer at least if your in a bind for Money.
If you have already done the basics like a tune up and fuel filter you need to check for a damaged head. Use a compression tester to check for a problem. Compression should be with in 10 PSI from cylinder to cylinder. Check all cylinders.
The dodge 360 magnum motor tends to crack the head between valves. I have seen this many times.