Interchangable 4.6L engines - What will work in what?
Hello everybody...First post here. I was hoping someone (or multiple someones) could shed some light as to what vehicles I could get an engine out of to go into my 97 F150 Romeo 4.6L. I know the direct drop-in replacement is 97-98 F150/F250LD Romeo 4.6L, but have seen the hollander interchange number as 9094_.
1)Can I use any "9094_" engine as long as I change the intake/exhaust manifolds, and swap the timing cover and cam covers? Anything else?
2) How new can I go? Can I use a 4.6l engine from newer f150's...up to say 03? Even if I swap the transmission along with the engine? Of course I'd change out the PCM and modify wiring as needed.
It seems like I can get a pretty good low mileage 4.6 engine and trans, but not for a 97-98 f150. From what I've found, I can get an 03 engine and trans (including harnesses, accessories, and PCM)with less than 50k miles for a little bit more coin than a 98-97 4.6 romeo engine (engine ONLY)with 100k miles.
3) Will an 03 4.6 and 4r70w trans bolt up to my manual shift transfer case?
Pretty sure you get the point. I was going to do a 5.4DOHC swap, but reconsidered when I realized I'd not only have to do the longer torsion bars, but would have to go with the electric shift transfer case thereby having to swap the GEM and replace the dash bezel with a 4x4 switch bezel and run the harness and mount the H2L and L2H relays. It just got to be too much for a 12 yearold truck that has 223k miles on everything else!
Thanks in advance for any info you can provide!