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Old 08-22-2006, 12:05 PM   #15
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Take a look at this, what else would be required?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2006-...spagenameZWDVW

This is a 4x4 which you wouldn't want but 2WD versions come up with some frequency. If you were working with a local wrecking yard seems like you could make a deal for the engine, transmission, and all required electronics/wiring.
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Look at Ebay item #190023166496
A little cheaper with a 4L80E transmission. Might be a little less complicated, and certainly cheaper.
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Quote ------ Take a look at this, what else would be required

Guy99--asuming this is as advertised it would be a good buy. Still it is a long way from all that's needed for conversion. A complete cooling system, an intercooler, exhaust system, complete fuel system-tank-fuel lines -pump-cooler etc. Also the drive line will have to be mated to Al trans. a rear extention for trans after transfercase is removed. While what thats is here is a big chunk ,it's still only half of whats needed $$$$$ wise. This would be a great buy for someone who already has a Duramax with high mileage and was looking to update their vehicle. I also would like to see the vehicle this came out of. Was it a head on?? A floaded vehilce,? thoughts--pieman
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I read a series of posts a while back, on dieselplace.com, about some folks that were attempting to power an airboat with a Duramax. They were going to direct drive or use a gear reduction unit between the engine and propeller. It seems that they could not get the engine to run, because the Engine Control Module did not have a Transmission Control Module to "talk to". The ECM said in effect, "If I don't have a transmission, there's no point in me even starting". As I recall, no body could figure out how to "fool" the ECM into thinking it had a TCM connected to it. GM would offer no help, either.

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