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Old 09-10-2012, 02:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Is that because, being throttle body injection (TBI), it fires once for every cylinder, rather than the typical MPGuino installation where you tap just one of the injector wires in a multi-port injection arrangment? If so, you should be able to calibrate the MPGuino and apply a correction factor to make it work with TBI.

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Old 09-10-2012, 03:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well that is part of it but I think as you pointed out that is not really a deal breaker. But the real issue for this truck it appears as though it uses the "Peak and Hold" style of fuel injectors and that makes it difficult to get a reliable signal from them.

As per this thread...
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...sory-6863.html

There is a link to another thread where they were working on a resolution to this issue but most of that information went over my head and it seems as though they never really came up with anything that really worked 100%.

But I am not going to give up on getting one of these setup eventually, it is probably just not going to be super high on my priorities list for now.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I feel your pain on having to sell the black S10, as I'm currently switching vehicles myself. I'm selling my beloved first car, the 2001 Regal GS Abboud Edition, supercharged 3.8 with every option Buick had in the arsenal in 2001. I haven't been able to find a similar one in the six years I've owned it.

But I digress. Selling the Regal, driving my 1995 S10 daily until I move, then picking up an FE project. The Bravada front on the S10 was very sexy, and I thought of doing it to my truck, but I thought the Bravada required a Jimmy bumper for the bottom center of the grill to fit? Also, an Isuzu Hombre bumper would have been clean on that as well.

Your 'new' S10 reminds me of my old Puppy, a 1987 Isuzu P'up, 1.9L gasser, 4 speed stick that I picked up for a couple hundred. That was about as stripped as it gets also, and my mileage was insane. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) a few months later I came across my 1995 S10, and the guy wanted my Puppy and $600 to trade.

I had plans of making the Pup look almost like a Nascar truck, and still have some of those ideas if you want to message me about the topic.
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Smurf: Yeah those Buick Regals are nice. I actually almost traded my Bravada for one about a year ago untill I found out that the Gas mileage really was not that much better than the Bravada's with the Buick's Supercharged V6 (shocker I know) but at the time I was really looking for something more along the lines of a Civic. Still that Regal was Niiiice!

As far as the Bravada front end swap on the S10 goes yes you have to change the bumper too in order for it to look right. I mean technically you can install the Bravada headlights and Grill with the S10 bumper still on the truck but you will just end up with a huge ugly gap between the grill/headlights and the bumper. But when I originally did the swap I did use a Sonoma/Jimmy bumper but I eventually found a Bravada bumper and put that on there, which is actually what it has in the pictures.

Oh and I don't know if you know, but if you want to go from a 94-97 style S10 front end to a newer 98+ s10/Bravada/GMC etc front end you also have to swap out the radiator core support. But since my truck was a 98 the Bravada parts literally popped right in place of the original parts.

But yeah I am pretty much right where I want to be style wise with my 88. Some day in the near future I would really like to throw some paint at it, but honestly I am not 100% sure what I want to go with. I really like black, but that's not happening on a truck without A/C. I have also been rolling around the idea of doing a Desert Camo paint scheme kind of as a tribute to the time I served in the Marine Corps. The good thing about that idea is that I couild stick with the Beige color as the base and that would mean I don't have to worry about painting the door jams and the engine compartment.

But yeah I would love to hear more about your Pup, I have always liked those trucks.



James: Thank you. As for what the truck cost me, so far I would say I have right around $800~$900 into that truck, including the original purchase price of $600 and the cost of buying a new radiator which was just over $100. As far as all of the modifications that have been done to it, to buy those all of parts outright it would not be cheap. The lowering suspension kit new costs right around $600 for a 5/6 drop kit, the wheels and tires would run right around $300~$400 for a good used set and the tonneau cover would be around $400 new. All of these parts I had from previous projects so they didn't cost me a thing. In fact in the picture of the black S10 you can see it actually had those exact same wheels on it.
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The supercharged six wasn't that bad on gas. I used to drive temp workers to a factory twice a day, every day. Me, plus four other adults, 100 miles west, 100 miles east, wait twelve hours, repeat, wait twelve hours, repeat... At ~70MPH, I was able to get up around 33MPG. But when you look at 2800 miles going on your clock every week..

As far as my own front-end swap plans, I'd probably just switch from the 95 bucket-lights to a 95 Blazer grill/composites. The problem is I can't find clear-corner Blazer lights, apparently they don't make them anymore, and I'm not willing to pay $200+ a pair for the ones I can find lol


That was my Puppy. This was just after I got bored at work one day and made a 'tonneau' with 2x4s and metal siding lol. I did a non-precise test shortly after this pic, and got low-40s MPG. Damn, I miss that truck!

If you can find one of them, ESPECIALLY IF IT'S A DIESEL, buy it. They're so stripped down! Also, if you look at the bottom rear behind the tire, it was crunched up at an angle. I was going to crunch the other side just like it, and it was completely smooth for a pan there. The muffler is located inside the bed wall (IIRC) just between the door handle and that hole in the bed. Last I talked to the kid that now has it, it's got a streetbike exhaust, new intake, 1000W Fosgate system, 16"s on the back, bucket seats. Not bad, but not at all the direction I would have taken it.

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