I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: carb swap.....?????
I just did the same thing. My carb was messing up and it's a NIGHTMARE to try and do anything with. I tried diagnosing all the little gadgets and gizmos, but to no avail. I swapped out to a Pony Carb that <font color=blue>Mxnhid</font color=blue> was selling, cost me $75 for the carb, $60 for the rebuild, $25 for the fuel regulator, and $10 in parts and accessories. So for $170, it runs awesome, no complaints at all, and it's something I can work on easily, unlike the stock crap. No EGR, no wiring crap, no vacuum crap (OK, a few hoses), just fuel and air and it goes. I highly recommend the swap, the engine compartment looks so much cleaner, not like the stock rats nest. It starts flawlessly and purrs like a kitten. I am only getting 20 mpg with it, but with WIDE 31's, a foot that's always planted, and either 68K or 168K on the engine (there is some discrepancy as to the actual mileage). <font color=blue>Wildweasel</font color=blue> put it on, and it was surprisingly simple, ask him about the carbs, he had a lot of problems with the stock one as well.
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