I'm new here and new to owning a Chevy!

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by hitek1030, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. hitek1030

    hitek1030 New Member

    Hey everyone,
    I'm Joe and I live in the sunny Florida. I recently bought my very first the other day! It a 1987 V10 Silverado 4x4 with a 350 under the hood.

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    Does anyone have any thoughts on this TBI fuel injection? Something is telling me to ke it out and put a carb on there.
  2. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    V-10??? Don't think so... V8 Yes Great motor...
  3. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts


    Welcome, [MENTION=59561]hitek1030[/MENTION]! :great:
  4. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Enkei I think he meant V10 as is R/V10 or a OOBS/Square body style.

    Welcome to the GMTC!
  5. donyms

    donyms Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the club, it's great to have you aboard. :glasses:
  6. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Welcome aboard.
    I believe you'll find it's gonna cost a lot more than you want to spend to yank the TBI system out and replace it with a carb. It's not as easily done as that and maintain a proper running engine.
    TBI is a pretty good system when properly serviced so I suspect your issue will be with previous maintenance.
    I think if you go through the system, change the filter, and ensure everythings clean you'll find it to be a good system.
  7. stchman

    stchman Active Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    I think he meant K10.

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    Welcome to the club.

    A TBI system will be more reliable and give better fuel economy than a carburetor.
  8. retired2001

    retired2001 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the G M T C ! In '87 the 2wd were referred to as " R10 " and the 4wd was referred to as " V10 " like " CONLAN ROSE " as mentioned.

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