V8 Level II
Joined: Tue Dec 5th, 2017
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OR give the guy 150 or so, take the injectors and rails off, put them on my motor and just connect the fuel line that is already there.
It's not quite that simple.
The change in injectors and fuel pressure require a different PCM (calibration code EQE1, 2 or 3). Not sure but the injectors MAY require a different style electrical connector as well.
Also, the 97 Intake Air Temp sensor was in a different location and the EGR was plumbed differently.
So, to do a purely bolt-on installation using the 99~01 stuff, you'd need more than just injectors and rails. Probably engine and transmission harnesses, MAF assembly, EGR parts, PS exhaust manifold, air cleaner box, etc., etc.
To make things worse, the 97 4R70W transmission is different from the 99~01 and requires different wiring and controls. You would need to account for that if you opt to use the 99~01 PCM and harnesses.
That's what I can think of off the top of my head. There are probably other "gotchas".
IMO, that makes pulling the bed and tank unit sound a lot easier.
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