Carb vs. Fuel Injection [Expired Topic]

Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by KD7ONE, Jan 21, 2007.

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  1. KD7ONE

    KD7ONE Rockstar 100 Posts

    I was wondering if the carb engine got better, worse or the same gas milage than the fuel injected engine. I have a 350 engine in my 1990 Burban.
     
  2. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I'd say that the carb engine got worse mpg than the FI. Were you thinking of switching over to carb?
     
  3. KD7ONE

    KD7ONE Rockstar 100 Posts

    No. I was just curious.
     
  4. 84fiero123

    84fiero123 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I don’t think there was a real big diference in MPG between the 2. Our 86 got 16 MPG with the 350/OD, 2 wheel drive.

    I did like the carb model better. I understood it and had rebuilt dozens of them. It was cheaper to rebuild than a fuel injector. Hell it was cheaper to buy a whole new carb than just to buy 2 fuel injectors. At $150 each injectors it gets expensive.
     
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  5. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Good point.
     
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