Re: 8.3 Cummins Turbo Diesel in a F-250
A lot of work, but it could be done.
A couple years ago did a bunch of research on 2500 and 3500 Dodge trucks with Cummins and after reading hundreds of posts on tdr decided no skip the Cummins/Ram idea and just stick with 99+ 7.3 Ford's. The Cummins may get better fuel mileage than the 7.3 or 6.0 diesels for that matter but the Cummins is known for a few issues and the Dodge trucks are plagued with issues, tranny's front ends, dashes, and door seals on the newer ones.
5.9 issues are #53 block (boat anchor), injector pump failures ($1K a pop) lift pump failures (a joke), and they also have cps failure issues.
Find a 99.5 to 00 7.3 motor and you'll be golden.
99 (4/99) F350 crew cab long bed Lariat 4X4 PSD
99 (6/99) F250 x-cab short bed XLT 4X4 PSD
00 (12/99) Excursion Limited 4X4 PSD
99 Neon RT, 86 GLHS Shelby Omni, 65 Mustang V8