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98 5.2 EFI going aspirated

Discussion in '2nd Gen DIY' started by Dan98, May 19, 2020.

  1. Dan98

    Dan98 Member

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    Tomorrow I'll be going old school with my 98 5.2 it appears easier and cheaper than a program

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    tidefan1967 Senior Member Supporting Member

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    You mean carbureted? I ditched EFI on a Chevy 1500 about 15 years ago and went with an Edlebrock 600, mechanical fuel pump and an MSD ignition system. All I can say is what a PITA it was. If you have an automatic transmission you may have problems since the transmission is computer controlled. My fuel economy also dropped to around 13 MPG. Good luck!
     
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    a tune is far easier and simpler than converting to carb in these trucks, particularly after 95
     
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  4. Dan98

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    After about 15 hours I have tore down,replaced lifters intake ignition system and reprogrammed valve body trough a shift kit by transgo. Maybe tonight after work I'll install fuel pump carb and rev limiter.


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    I read somewhere I can control lockup and overdrive with a toggle switch by shorting to ground. Have any of you tried this or have any idea on the best place to access the correct wires??

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