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post #1 of 5 Old 08-12-2015, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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2.8 rebuild

Going to overhaul my 86 S10 Blazer 2.8. Not sure if i want to keep the tbi or replace it with carb and do away with ECM. Any thoughts?

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-12-2015, 05:05 PM
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Re: 2.8 rebuild

It depends on what you want. I honestly wouldn't remove the TBI. It's a good reliable system that delivers good reliable power out of what is a small but gutsy little engine imo.

But if you want a carb, get a Weber 38DGES. I love mine on my 85. I'm not sure if the intake manifold is different from TBI to the 82-85 factory carb'd ones however.

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-13-2015, 09:14 AM
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Re: 2.8 rebuild

Find a Camaro 3.4 to replace the 2.8. It's a bolt in and offers improved power/performance.
The TBI intake manifold is different than the older (82 to 85) 2 barrel intake.

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-13-2015, 11:50 AM
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Re: 2.8 rebuild

I found a completely remanufactured motor on ebay, shipping included for about $800. You might check and see if that works for you. Otherwise, I would be very inclined to listen to maxx.

just a thought. Also, leave it as the truck was intended. TBI. Unless there are other issues. Emissions is the biggy I think of when changing.

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-13-2015, 04:44 PM
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Re: 2.8 rebuild

I would stick with the TBI. It's gonna be better for all around daily driving. Better mileage and better starts. I've had the stock carb on the 2.8 as well as a Holley. The Holley made a lot of difference. I also used it on 3.4, but the best performance so far is the EFI TBI on the 3.4 with the 4.3 injectors on bored intake. Unquestionably. So you might want to try that option too.

I'd shitcan the 2.8 for a 3.4. Money is gonna be about the same.

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