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post #1 of 7 Old 11-21-2007, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel Injection kit for 4.2l -87

Hi all,

So I have had some Idling problems with my 4.2l -87 and have been thinking of investing in a new carburator rather than just an repair kit and overhaul of the old one, but then I saw this Howell Fuel Injection Kit, does anyone have any experiance with those, is it worth the money?

It looks like it just replaces the carburator with an Injection unit, I donīt know if you really get the hole Injection benefits by that?

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-21-2007, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
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So, before this thread ends up on page two, if no one has tested the Injection kit, wich Carburator is the best choice?
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-21-2007, 07:19 AM
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I have a thread from about 2-3 weeks ago about this in great detail.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...ghlight=howell

Huge improvement.

Look at the earlier threads from me and others and then pm me if you have more questions.
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Swap in a 4.0

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post #5 of 7 Old 11-21-2007, 05:42 PM
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Swap in a 4.0
I agree, it'll be cheaper and easier for both the swap and for long term maintenance/repairs - nobody's going to have any parts or experience to fix the modified vehicle as time goes on.

Along with the engine (4.0), get the engine compartment wiring harness along with the ECU & the fuel tank with the pump/sender unit & fuel lines. It may be just as cheap to get a 91+ YJ with a rotten frame & body, take what you need and sell the rest of the scrap iron to a salvage yard - this will at least pay for the fuel used in pulling the "rolling stock" home.
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If you can find the Howell cheap, go for it. I got mine from a guy on ebay that was switching to propane for $600. It runs great now. Easier than a swap, in my opinion.
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-21-2007, 07:19 PM
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I agree, it'll be cheaper and easier for both the swap and for long term maintenance/repairs - nobody's going to have any parts or experience to fix the modified vehicle as time goes on.
I don't see how. The Howell kit is standard, off the shelf parts for the 4.3L TBI Chevy engines. It's all factory stuff. The computer is scanable to locate bad sensors. The rest of the engine is all 4.2L mechanicals. An engine swap could result in just as much "long term" trouble and after the dust settles will probably cost more. I plan on doing a Howell kit in the spring. I'll never have issues with emissions again. I see you're in Sweden. THAT could make a difference...

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