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TBI motor swap done!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by southernspeed, May 16, 2005.

  1. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well it's all done and running, with a new lower stall converter too. It's been real hard work and expensive too but I hope it'll be worth it. Certainly drives nice but I have to break in the motor yet and do some chip re-mapping, but for now it feels good.
    Thanks to all who helped with getting me parts I couldn't source over here and for all the advice (I'm sure I'll need more when i start burning these chips!). Thanks guys...you know who you are!
    Just a few pics of the old motor coming out and the new sexy motor going in!

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    looks nice! Hey, what does gas cost over there?
     
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    That looks awesome! I hope my motor is that clean some day.
     
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    Looks very good Mark. I am glad you gat all that figured out and working. Enjoy the setup
     
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    About $7.00 a gallon!!!! And $5.00 of that is tax! :mad:
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks Shaun, but who put your injectors in 180' out?? :confused: :)
    Running well thanks mate. :grin:
     
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    Purdy! Nah, really looks awesome. Congrats. How long is it going to stay that clean?
     
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    About ten minutes after I get it broke in and remapped! But the mud'll wash off quite easy! At least it's oil tight....at the moment! :)
     
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    Ive got to say, after reading that, and looking at that, i admire your dedication dude. 7 a gallon bs. Wow. Yet your still building what appears to be a badass rig. Alot better than my stock junk. Good work soldier. Jacob :)
     
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    Thanks mate. It's so bad with fuel here now (deisel is dearer than unleaded) that our truckers are going over to France (sorry to swear!) to fill up then come back and do their driving here. many have their rigs registered over there so they don't have to pay thousands of pounds a year road tax(not sure what you call it, we have to pay to keep a vehicle on the road every year. $300 for my K5's and other cars each, $120 for each of my motorcycles!)
    Gotta get outta this country!!!
     
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    I can't see the pics but sounds like a clean job.

    Did you go with the prominator or are you gettin a chip burned?
     
  12. southernspeed

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    i bought a Pocket Programmer and the CATS tuning software along with some eeproms. I'm just trying to get my head around interpreting all the info from the Winaldl programme. I won't bother making any chips 'till I've broken the motor in and can get some WOT data to compare to the cruising data.
    It's all very mind baffling!!!!! :o
     
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    Might want to burn a map for up to 3500 and not go past that until you feel its broke in then get some higher rpm data and remap. If you don't remap it i'll bet you'll have problems with fuel in the oil and spark plugs.
     
  14. mountain4x4

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    Don't baby it, you need to seat those piston rings! Drive it like you stole it after you warm it up, break in the cam according to the instructions, and put a few (5 or so) easy miles on it. Vary the revs, and use engine braking to slow it down so you oil the cylinders well. Work up to full throttle, max RPMs after a few acceleration runs.

    If you don't believe the hard break-in theory, check out Lycoming and Cessna's break in instructions for their aircraft motors. I'd trust that info more than random crap people tell you, and more than the car companies. In brand new cars, trannys and differentials are also breaking in, you can fry new diff and tranny gears by being too hard on them too quickly.
     
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    Hi five !!!
    I do really think a fullsize ...especially in the UK is-too cool !!!! how does it runn over the 'Minis" ???
    The injection is the hardest battle !!!!!!!!!
    P.sss.. Do you like fried bread or blood pudding ?? My cousin in Cardiff loves it ,I dont at all !!!!
     
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    what a clean engine bay, motor looks good also. :laugh: :blush:
     
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    I can see the minis, it's all those little Jap sports cars that you have to remember are in front of you when they've dissappeared from site! :grin:
    Yeah, fried bread, sausages, bacon, fried mushrooms , black (blood) pudding with toast and marmalade and good coffee....perfect start to a Sunday! :grin:
     
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    :surepal: :thinking:
     
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    Also, as far as break in goes, you really need to have the motor running pretty close to what it needs to be. If the motor floods and you get liquid gas past the piston rings often enough, that can destroy any chance you have of making a decent piston ring seal. The result will be lots of blowby, contaminated oil, and if its really, really bad, you will end up with wiped bearings. Excessive blowby is a sure sign you have failed, and if you take the motor apart and rehone the cylinders, all it really cost you is some piston rings and gaskets. This is obviously a more rare, worst case scenario, but its not unheard of... So I guess what I'm saying is, tune it now rather than later.
     
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    how often and how much flooding would have to occur for that to happen?
     

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