Deboss Garage recently shared a video detailing the costs of a typical Cummins engine swap. You can bet with projects such as 6BT powered Dodge Ram and a 4BT powered Chevy Tahoe he gets a lot of people asking how much it would cost to swap a Cummins diesel into their vehicle. The total comes out to between $11,150-$12,650 CAD or around $8,634-$9,795 USD.
|Price CAD||Price USD||Parts/Service|
|$1,500||$1,161||basic rebuild (head, pistons, rings & bearings)|
|$2,000||$1,549||adapter plate, flywheel and starter|
|$500||$387||alignment fluids, fittings, hoses, machining|
|$4,550||$3,524||70 hours labor at DG shop rate of $65/hr|
|$11,150-$12,650||$8,634-$9,795||Total + shipping and taxes|
Deboss goes into more detail about a diesel swap along with pros and cons.
Source: Deboss Garage
So 6BT costs less than 4BT? Interesting.
Yeah – there’s a “lot” of on-road 6bt’s of various vintages from dodge’s and step vans, to medium duty trucks and school busses.
The 4bt on the other hand really on came in step-vans and other oddball applications for on-road engines.
There’s a bit of a supply-and-demand thing going on there
I really have a difficult time believing that. Around here 6BT is the big ticket item. I think it’s more reliant on location.
Where are you located and what is your telephone number
Deboss Garage is located in Ontario, Canada and you can contact them here https://debossgarage.com/contact/
Could it possibly be cheaper to do a 12v swap on a 3.9 v6 2000 ram 1500?
can you swap the 2.8 cummins in to toyota tacoma or tundra/
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I have a 2007 Ford F5 50 would like to talk with you about doing a swap to a Cummings thank you
I am going to buy a step van cargo truck soon, like the ones Fed Ex, UPS uses for residential deliveries or similar. Would it make sense to try to find my truck at a junk yard without the engine and have the 4BT installed. I am sold on this engine due to it’s longevity, mileage, and reliability.
need swap on my 1992 toyota land cruiser is automatic but . i want it manual
Would it be feasible to put the 4bt in a 95′ hardbody?
I want to do a 4bt swap in my 95 YJ just wondering on a ballpark figure
Hello, im a diesel mechanic in alberta canada. Ive got a 4200 service truck with a vt365 pos. With an allison.
How hard would it be to put in a 6.7?
Would it bolt up to the allison?
Id like the reliability and a bit more hp.
Thanks for your input!
Well your Allison should be a sae#2 or sae#3 bellhousing so it wouldn’t directly bolt up but you could get a the matching flywheel housing for the back of the Cummins for that trans as the flywheel housings of Cummins engines are removable because they are used in so many different applications.
I swapped a 99 5.9 into an 02 v10 truck. both are 5 speed trucks. installed a relay into harness for power to injection pump, truck fires right up but revs to 2800 RPM. accelerator linkage is good and has no effect on idle.
I have a step van with a 8cl international Navistar diesel and I’m looking into swapping it out for a Cummins Diesel engine that would suit its weight. Asking for suggestions/opinions and possible cost of such an undertaking. Thank you
I have a 1993 sub urban 7.4 motor aut transm 4/4 2500 the gas motor died,i live in PR this vehicle belongs before to the coast guard federal govt car ,we have upgrade paint interiors air condt etc i will like to know if i ,can sent this car to make the swap change with the diesel engine cummings 6,for a prof esional job ,how much i should pay
can you 12v swap a 4.3l v6 vortec engine on a 96 chevy s10 ls pickup truck?