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Ignition swap

Postby Remps » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:31 am

Lost the darn keys to my W250. What would be a better ignition donor, an 86 gas 1/2 ton, or a 93 diesel? Would it be easier to swap the whole steering column vs just the ignition? My 86 is an auto with tilt, the w250 doesn't have tilt steering.
'90 D250 R/C,727,IC,6x.009's,1/8" bump,fuel psi,straight pipe w/5" stack.
'90 W250 R/C,47rh,K@N,HX35,1/8" bump,2nd gen IC,boost,egt,trans temp.3.07's.
'96 2500 S/C L/B,2wd,NV5600,3.54 L/S,cai,egt,pacbrake,mbrp exhaust,10 plate.
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Re: Ignition swap

Postby PToombs » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:14 pm

Both should be the same, an ignition is always easier to swap than a column, silly kids! ;) :lol:
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Re: Ignition swap

Postby dazedandconfused » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:39 pm

It's cheaper and easier to call a lock smith out to cut a new key for it.
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Re: Ignition swap

Postby Remps » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:03 pm

I don't know about cheaper, sure does sound easier and faster though. I'd rather spend my time changing the headgasket than playing with the stupid key. (That lost it's owner, it's the keys fault, see?)
'90 D250 R/C,727,IC,6x.009's,1/8" bump,fuel psi,straight pipe w/5" stack.
'90 W250 R/C,47rh,K@N,HX35,1/8" bump,2nd gen IC,boost,egt,trans temp.3.07's.
'96 2500 S/C L/B,2wd,NV5600,3.54 L/S,cai,egt,pacbrake,mbrp exhaust,10 plate.
Bring back the Bank of Canada, PRE- 1974.
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Re: Ignition swap

Postby PToombs » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:38 pm

I don't know about cheaper either, I think having them come out to cut a key is close to $100 here.

Maybe you need to invest in some of those things, a "tile"? You put it on your keys or whatever you lose often, and you can find it with your smartphone. ;)
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Re: Ignition swap

Postby Remps » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:09 pm

I guess the next warm day I make it to the farm I will swap ignitions from the 86. And it is parked where the snow drifts over the hood. Yay. As if shovelling a 200 yd path for the 90 isn't enough. At least it's only in about 2 ft of snow. :lol:
'90 D250 R/C,727,IC,6x.009's,1/8" bump,fuel psi,straight pipe w/5" stack.
'90 W250 R/C,47rh,K@N,HX35,1/8" bump,2nd gen IC,boost,egt,trans temp.3.07's.
'96 2500 S/C L/B,2wd,NV5600,3.54 L/S,cai,egt,pacbrake,mbrp exhaust,10 plate.
Bring back the Bank of Canada, PRE- 1974.
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Re: Ignition swap

Postby dazedandconfused » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:09 am

Dam it was $25 last time I had them come out and cut one for me. If the door lock is the same key pull it out and take it to have a key cut.
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