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Tbi setup

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5blazerus, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. k5blazerus

    k5blazerus 1/2 ton status

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    My buddy just got a 87 chevy suburban for $300. He is giving me the compleat TBI set up. Should I get it and ditch the carb?
    Colin
     
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    Get the intake and everything that's on it, the distributor, the fuel lines (with the fuel filter), the knock sensor (screwed into the block, just above the starter), the wiring harness for the computer, and the computer. Do NOT cut any of the wires going to the computer. The harness will fit back through the hole in the firewall without cutting anything. Part of the harness goes to a relay on the firewall, that's the fuel pump relay. Take it and the wiring that's with it.
     
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    i just put a TBI motor in my truck friday. i got it out of a '90 gmc and ordered a painless wiring kit (about $280). spent about 1 hour hooking up wires and it runs great. i am really looking forward to no carb on the hills.
     
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    Yes! No better way to go..

    BTW...my parents live in Bend Or....

    DW /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    It depends on whether you like carbs or not. I would always go with a tbi system over a carb - but there are a lot of guys who seem to do just fine with carbs. I rebuilt my first carb in about 1971. And I have never been satisfied that I ever had one "just right" ever since. I WAY prefer a TBI system for its drivability under all changes in temperature and altitude.
     
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    BTW...my parents live in Bend Or

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    LOL! my parents live in Grand Junction! No sh!t, they really do. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    hey, colin, are you going to get the gas tank from the burb too and ditch the dual tanks?
     
  10. k5blazerus

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    I dont know If I am going to ditch the dual tanks. But I am going to grab the tank to. I plan on getting the whole tbi setup with everything that I will need.
    Colin
     
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    No, you should keep the fabulous carb and donate that lousy TBI setup to someone like Shannon (mudhog) /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    NO!!!! You should give me the TBI setup. It is too much work and hassle to mess with /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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