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How to Tune & Modify Chevrolet Fuel Injection (Motorbooks Workshop) Paperback – November 15, 1997
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I did find it useful to get a better understanding of the system I was working on. For me, I was swapping a carbureted Chevy 350 to a 7747 computer / TBI fuel injection system (standard Chevy 87 - 95 TBI system). My particular swap included a new intake and TBI system.
I would recommend this book to the normal guy looking to get some specific information that internet searches do not yield (without a lot of work). Most of the information in this book can be obtained from the web, but it would take a lot of time and effort and information would be lacking or misleading. I would not recommend this book to anyone that has a in - depth knowledge of fuel injection systems. It would be unlikely that it would provide something that the experienced person doesn't already know.
(Has a different cover than pictured [correct title & ISBN] but is otherwise the same book as far as I can tell.)
While I agree with others that the information can be found elsewhere, I like having what I need to know for a TPI swap in one book.
and now that you have an understanding this will tell you how to make it much better.
Power and good fuel are not elusive goals
Watson's "modifications" are straight off ebay and the web forums less technically inclined individuals hang out on to discuss mods. Watson recommends doing things like fooling the coolant temperature sensor to increase spark advance, turning up fuel pressure to increase power (complete with an arbitrary and completely unrealistic graph of unitless "Power" vs "Fuel Pressure") and recommends dangerous procedures like disconnecting the oxygen sensor when extensive mods are made. Again, Watson does NOT EXPLAIN HOW TO TUNE FUEL INJECTION SYSTEMS. There is no mention of PROM writers, how to tune VE tables, etc. Watson assumes a budget of $5, a handful of resistors from radioshack, and an anemic TPI motor.
I wish there was some other book I could recommend, but I have yet to find a good book (available from regular booksellers) on this topic. Try to find a GM-published Fuel Injection manual if at all possible.