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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-31-2000, 08:37 PM
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Fuel injection

when did Chevy start installing fuel injection? also, did it suck then, or was it fairly reliable and efficient?

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Re: Fuel injection

1987 in their trucks, making that the only year you could get FI in a solid axle pickup. And just like with most electronically controlled injection, it's pretty reliable, but when you get gremlins in it they can be hard to figure out.

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Re: Fuel injection

The in the gas tank fuel pumps seem to die after about 5 or 6 years of service with the GM TBI system. Not real bad to replace, but yes the gas tank has to be removed.

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Re: Fuel injection

Yeah 87' for fuel injection, And let me add, it was the BEST improvement, Chevrolet had made in a while, LOTS more power, and VERY dependable!
No more babysitting the throttle on cold mornings to boot![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Plus! in 87' they were almost all 350's not the [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img] 305.

Also, I have found the tank fuel pumps to last at least 10 years. The important thing you should know about them, is that they don't have a lubricating system of their own. They rely on the fuel for lubrication, so you do NOT want to make a habit of running very low on gas, or especially running out of gas! or you will cause some deterioration to the pump every time you do, and before too long [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]....
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