How To Replace The Fuel Spider/Fuel Pressure Regulator on a GM 4.3/5.7 V6/V8
I replace the fuel spider in my 1999 GMC Sierra 4.3 liter V6. The fuel spider also includes the fuel pressure regulator, which is another common point of failure.
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How to change a SPIDER INJECTOR on a Chevrolet V8
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How to change a SPIDER INJECTOR on a Chevrolet V8
GM 4.3L V6 / 5.7L V8 - Fuel Spider Swap, SCPI to MPFI
Video of me swapping the fuel spider out of my vortec after it failed.
All the tools and tricks needed for the job are outlined in the video.
5/8'' Crows foot will be your best friend.
here were the symptoms:
Truck would start rough and require throttle to even out when warm. Would
usually cold start fine. This lasted for about 6 months, then it got to
where it would be so flooded it would run like shit and not even out. fuel
pressure regulator was dumping fuel out of itself and into the upper
intake; whenever the fuel pump turned off. I demonstrated this in the video
with the plenum off and the injectors plugged in.
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If your have a pre-2003 4.3L I highly recommend you replace your poppets
with the new multi port spider. Just about the best upgrade you could do.
Changed the plugs and wires as well and now get 19mpg (up from 16 with the
this video was a nightmare to edit (filmed back in august) and the audio
from the camera doesn't sound right
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Fuel pressure regulator repair blazer bravada jimmy s10 sonoma 4.3l
if the fuel pressure regulater is leaking in yours replace it, change the
oil right after. if it was leaking bad then there will be gas in the
crankcase oil. and WILL cause rod bearing failure if not caught in time.
over time the gas will leak down the intake passages and into the
combustion chamber leaking past the piston rings then into the oil.
Fix It Right! - Fuel Injection System Replacement
Fix It Right! - Fuel Injection System Replacement (S1E6)
Demonstrated on a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L V6 Vortec 2WD.
In this video, we demonstrate the process of removing the stock fuel
injection assembly, and install an upgraded assembly that converts the
vehicle to full multiport fuel injection. This is a fairly straightforward
repair to resolve a common issue with the older CFI and "upgraded" CSFI
systems used on GM's Vortec engines: sticking poppet valves that dump raw
The stock fuel injection system for 4.3L V6 and 5.7L V8 GM Vortec engines
consists of a central injector housing containing either a sequencer (for
the older CFI design) or six injector solenoids (for the newer CSFI
redesign) and six tubes with a poppet valve on each tube end, each of which
are inserted into the intake manifold. The poppet valves are subject to
clogging from microscopic debris in the fuel, varnish buildup, etc. Once
one or more of them clog, the engine starts to run rough and mileage starts
to nosedive. Since the engine control computer will detect a rich condition
due to excess fuel consumption and will begin leaning out the engine to
compensate, watch for long fuel trims moving strongly negative if checking
the vehicle with a scanner capable of reading OBD-II datastreams.
The replacement fuel injection assembly is a new design, and instead of
using poppet valves and a single injector and sequencer manifold or central
bank of injectors, the new assembly replaces each poppet valve with a
miniature injector on each tube end. This design has a number of
advantages: improved throttle response since there's no transit time for
pressurized fuel to travel down the individual injector lines, improved
fuel economy (not the least of which is from not constantly dripping fuel),
increased horsepower due to improved
fuel delivery efficiency, and increased reliability since the injectors
have a more forceful open/close action. Generally speaking, customers that
have had this procedure performed had positive opinions on their vehicle's
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DIY Fuel Injector Cleaning & Repair
This is the end result of a few hours of work and $60 because I didn't have
a 1/4" NPT tap in any of my kits. I could have done this for less-than
$40. The BG products were donated to the cause.
The REASON you want to use 20 PSI is precisely because of how peak-hold
type injectors work. The injector signal sends a 4v spike to open a
peak-hold type injector quickly, then maintains its open condition with
only 1 volt. Really, it's a current thing and there's a longer
explanation, but that's it in a nutshell. When you put the injector in its
operating pressure, it takes more than a AA battery to open it, but you
don't want to sustain that much current with a momentary switch and your
expensive injectors. This isn't in the video because this warning wouldn't
be as clear. Unless you can simulate the injector pulse precisely, don't
try it. 1.5v is enough to open it below its operating pressure. If you
open it and THEN apply pressure, you can flow as much pressure as you can
throw at it.
I don't discourage anyone from getting their injectors professionally
cleaned and balanced, but in my case, I didn't feel that was necessary.
In my first video, I thanked the seller for these injectors and happy to
know I got a great deal on high quality parts. My gratitude is even
greater because I had problems with them. It gave me an opportunity to
help others troubleshoot these kinds of problems when purchasing used
parts. A different idiot might have blamed the seller for peddling crap,
demanding their money back... but that would only be because they didn't
even know what they were looking at.
This particular idiot knows what high quality parts RC injectors are and
how to clean 'em. $250 + $60 still means I saved about $150 on a brand new
set. We all benefit because I bought these and I'm grateful! Let the good
How To Diagnose A Fuel Pump Failure - EricTheCarGuy
I had the privilege of visiting Airtex, and while I was there I spoke with
Shane Neuman about diagnosing a faulty fuel pump. In this video we go over
the basic steps of diagnosing a faulty fuel pump. So if your vehicle isn't
starting and you suspect a fuel pump problem, here are some steps to follow
to confirm your suspicions. Another 'quick' test is to bang on the fuel
tank and then try and start the engine. Sometimes this works, just don't
bang too hard, you could damage something.
Airtex diagnosis webpage:
Here's a link to an article I wrote on diagnosing No Starts that you might
also find useful:
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HOW TO CLEAN THROTTLE BODY 95-99 5.7L Vortec
EHOWTO shows you how to clean your Throttle body on your 95-99 chevy or GMC
with the 5.7L vortec engine.
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you do to your vehicle.
Chev / GMC Misfire, poppet injector diagnosis, troubleshooting and replacement
http://www.wellsve.com/ This video demonstrates how to diagnose a sticky
poppet injector utilizing scan tool and 5 gas techniques. The upper and
lower intake are removed and replaced. The distributor cam sensor retard is
re-synced using a scan tool. The re-sync also needs to be performed at
times when a P0340 trouble code sets.
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