Date: 17 Jul 1999 04:12:54 GMT From: sealaw11nopsamcom (Sealaw11) Subject: Re: how do i remove injectors from 8v head
<<From: Tom Young <try0548nopsamedu>>> <<> Where, exactly, are the fuel injectors? Are they those things that are ganged > on the manifold in pairs of two with flexible translucent lines going to them? That would indeed be them. Bosch CIS.>> I cannot accept this. I pulled mine, and they are nothing but carbon-coated rods which dangle into the head for no apparent reason. The one I pulled had no means for fuel to escape, for I could not blow through it, and while there was the appearance of four smallish holes near the bottom of the tube, these were completely plugged. In fact, I scratched a hole, and it was shiny underneath the carbon. I have to wonder if these four indentations were even originally holes! Odd, though, that the plug for the cylinder whose fuel injector I pulled had a slightly noticeable black coat to the electrode which implies richness. Haw can that be with a dearth of fuel? If these fuel injectors are truly in dismal shape, can they be rehabilitated? A call to my parts store resulted in a price of $50. I'd like to avoid that, if possible. Further, how is the engine getting fuel if the injectors are clogged? For texture to my woes, my 900 is the slowest car I've ever driven. A Chevette with an auto could beat it off the line. On the positive side, it handles very nicely. Thanks.