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FI Tech is installed!

Postby cosvega76 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:05 pm

I finally got the FI Tech fuel injection installed. Got the nagging fuel line leak fixed, and it runs well! Pretty cool changing the idle speed from the driver's seat.

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Re: FI Tech is installed!

Postby waybad » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:22 pm

excellent,, I was wanting to see if these are worth the money,, which one did you get?
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Re: FI Tech is installed!

Postby spencerforhire » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:34 pm

I have installed many different aftermarket EFI systems, and I have to say that the FiTech is as good(or dare I say BETTER) than others that cost 2 and 3x as much like F.A.S.T EZ-EFI and XFI, Holley Sniper and Commander, MSD, etc.
Just heard from a customer who went on a 400+ mile road trip to two car shows this weekend with a FiTech system that I recently installed on GM crate 454 in his 1968 C-10 pickup. He said it worked FLAWLESSLY.
P.S. - It was the 600hp 30002 system on the 530hp BBC, but I have had great success with the 30003 400hp system on smaller engines like stock 350's
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Re: FI Tech is installed!

Postby cosvega76 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:32 am

waybad wrote:excellent,, I was wanting to see if these are worth the money,, which one did you get?


I got the 600 hp version with the timing and fan control. I don't think my car has ever idled so cleanly. I do occasionally have a no start/no spark situation I need to investigate further and call their tech line.


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Re: FI Tech is installed!

Postby T-FATTY » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:27 pm

I want this for my Camaro, did you do a drop in tank pump or that under hood box unit?
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Re: FI Tech is installed!

Postby bugdewde » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:09 pm

I am willing to go injection myself....... just not sure if it will work down low in the rpms on a 180hp 215 cubic inch v8. Think it might be too fat from idle to 2 or 3k rpm. But really want it.
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Re: FI Tech is installed!

Postby spencerforhire » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:51 pm

The in-tank pump is the slick way to go, but an externally mounted pump is ok as well. The underhood unit(FiTech calls it an FCC- Fuel Command Center) is super simple because it uses the existing mechanical pump to feed it, but there have been some problems with vapor lock and leaks in hotter climate, or when mounted too close to the headers. In an H-body, it's obvious the simple solution is to upgrade the in-tank pump and install a return line.
Dwight- Fitech claims their 400hp system will work fine on smaller engines; apparently there are a bunch of air-cooled VW's around Southern California having great success with them. Any self-learning EFI system should be able to handle the light demands of your 215. And if the self learning doesn't quite get it right, there are ways to modify the settings for a custom tune.
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.45@146.19)(6.01@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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Re: FI Tech is installed!

Postby cosvega76 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:08 am

T-FATTY wrote:I want this for my Camaro, did you do a drop in tank pump or that under hood box unit?


I used an Aeromotive 11569 in-tank pump, had to do some modifications to the Vega bracket to install.


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