I GOT A 1995 CHEVY K1500

  • Tiny
  • RedChev
  • 1995 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 266,000 miles

I got a 1995 Chevy K1500. Its got a decent amount of miles, about 266,000 and the engine is original to my knowledge. Well shes pretty doggy, and I know that TBI's arnt the snappiest and that it has quite a few miles on it, however, I know of other trucks with about the same status that have quite a bit more power. Its compression averages around 155, all of he ignition is good, and it doesnt run rough at all, it puffs a little smoke, but not much. Most people just say that it is worn out, and I understand that, but I would like to know what exactly is worn.

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 3:56 AM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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Check fuel pressure 9-11 psi on yours and spray choek cleaner at base of tbi to see if gasket has blown out. They do that a lot.

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 2:56 PM
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The pressure reads 11psi and the gasket doesnt leak. Any other ideas?

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 7:13 PM
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Check intaek manifold vacuum if 15" or below then suspect a clogged converter.

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 7:58 PM
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The Cat? I have 2 1/2 inch dual pipes down from the manifold with glaspacks.

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 11:52 PM
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Without actually looking at it I can't gie any more suggestions.

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 AT 3:34 AM
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Ok, Well thanks for the info.

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 AT 3:40 AM

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