After purchasing the Durango Early 2007, with the sole purpose of Daily Driver, a headgasket blew on the 4.7L in July. Not finding it reasonable to pay the s... Show moreame price for a 90K mile Junkyard 4.7L vs a 34K mile 5.7L I opted to perform the swap. Here it is the Middle of October, and all my work is about to pay off. Here are a few pics along the way. Show Less
We had our first Meet on the Gulf Coast, and here are a couple of pics from the meet.
My first thoughts of the motor since the swap are nothing but great. ... Show moreThe power is there without a boubt, and very smooth through the powerband. The truck is getting 20.3 mpg based on the numbers from the last fill up. There currently are no issues in the drivability area, although I would like to have cruise control again, but the switch unit for the Ram is different from the Durango so that will take some time to figure out. None of the problems I have or have had have been unexpected, these are items I knew would happened and just plan around them to make everything work.
If someone asked me if I would do it again, I would have to say yes. The work involved is enough to discourage someone that is new to wrenching, but not so much that it cause problems to a more senior wrench turner. I am no pro, but I have a drive and determination to make things happen. For those who told me that I could never do it, I would love to say thank you because you just made me that more determined to make it work. I would also like to thank those who helped talk me through some of the things that I just could not picture in my head to make this work. I will continue to add to this site as I go through my mods in time. Show Less