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Old 06-29-2005, 06:14 PM
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Tuned Port Injection Tpi Question Help!

hey guys, i got a tuned port injection unit off of a 1988 camaro. Now, im wondering if i should try and take the wiring harness out of the camaro, and if so, how do i go about it?...or...should i just take the distributor, coil, plenum and all that stuff, mass air flow sensor and buy a kit from painless?? I'd have to take the ecm too im assuming, any help on this. Im on a tight budget and dont know if i should try to take the harness oout of the camaro.

And if i get a painless kit, how many wires are there to hook up??????
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Old 06-29-2005, 06:50 PM
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A painless harness would be sooooo much easier. It really depends on how good of shape and color the old harness is in. And it depends on how much time you want to spend wire hunting with electrical diagrams. I have tried both and eventually went with a painless harness for ease as the stock harness had too many burn/discolored wires to be able to follow.

Take EVERY sensor, the ECM, distributor, coil, etc. You can always sell or trash what you end up not needing. The ECM should come out easily. No sure where they are on F-bodies. Probably under the panel on the passenger side of the drivers compartment.

The simple answer to your last question is that the painless will have the same number of wires needed as the stock one. However, every wire is colored nicely and labled as to where it goes. I can now disconnect/reconnect my entire Engine harness in about 10 minutes.

Id say around 20 wires all together. Most of them have snap ends that fit with the right sensor. There will be 5 or so loose end wires that either goto power, ground, fuel pump, brake switch and fan, but those are labeled nicely as well.

The painless harness will run you just over 300 bucks. Spendy I know. But for me it was worth it. That said, with the knowledge I have on the systems now, Id probably opt for trying the old harness.
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alright thanks alot. I will probably go with the painless kit seens how you can take urs out in about 10 minutes. Just saves the hassel with burnt wires and such. i dont want the knock sensor simply because i gota gear drive, is that acceptable to you think?
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I dont run my knock sensor except when I am playing with my chip settings. Its nice to have for tuning purposes and you'll get people on both sides of the fence on whether its better to run with out without it. In my opinion it depends on the setup/situation.
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