he should be able to put a 96-97 c/k1500 pump in his tank and replace the little rubber line in the sending unit with a high pressure piece and be in business. thats the route i took.94 uses a different fuel delivery system other than that its the same as mine. you'll probably need a new tank, pump and lines
any engine thats not completely factory has a potential to fail because its only as good as the guy who put it together and competent mechanics are very hard to find. lets break down what you asked for:Why do some/most people say an engine swap is unreliable? If I swapped in a LQ9 into my truck with CAI, my LT lpps, cam, P&P heads and a good tune, would that throw my reliability out the window?
Thanks. I really want to do this swap but I dont want to go to crazy and I want it to be very daily drivable still!any engine thats not completely factory has a potential to fail because its only as good as the guy who put it together and competent mechanics are very hard to find. lets break down what you asked for:
its an air filter no matter what you call it no way you can fuck that up
my LT lpps
bolts can come loose, break bolts removing the old exhaust
requires custom tuning, valvetrain, low tolerances for mistakes - requires a specialized break in procedure
you are having some idiot grind away at your expensive and already engineered for maximum flow heads... fuck up here and kiss your setup goodbye
who offers good tunes? not mail order no matter what the internet tells you, you need a dyno tuner and those guys are hard to find that are any good.
you literally disconnect EVERY part of the engine and then put it back together theres a BILLION ways to fuck that up...
but if you do everything right you're good to go for a while depending on how heavy your foot is