I have had very mixed results. Sometimes they work well, but I replaced a
set in our '85 turbo Volvo and ended up badly. I bought them ("Python"
brand) at BAP for about half the price of OEM. The old ones had a leaker so
I replaced the set. Afterward, the engine would barely start, would not pull
the car until it warmed up, and the car had a top speed of less than 40 mph.
I took the injectors back to BAP, where they tested them and pronounced them
okay. The nightmare continued for a month, at which time I got it into the
dealer. They went through the same process, working on it all day, replacing
the AMM and O2 sensor (with my approval). Since I mentioned the injectors
were new aftermarket, one of the first things they did was to flow test the
injectors... right on the money. But when they eventually tried a set of
Volvo injectors suddenly the AMM adjusted okay and all was well!
I ended up spending $900 for the injectors and O2 sensor when it was all
done. (They restocked the AMM when they determined the original was okay.)
Not a very good deal, I think.
I assume the injectors had the right flow rate when open, but something was
wrong dynamically - they didn't open or close fast enough... something like
that. In the car there are ballast resistors on each injector, and maybe
they weren't made for that.
Thanks for the replies. The type I'm talking about are supposedly original
Honda injectors which have been cleaned,tested with new o-rings,etc. If it's
a risky proposition then I'll just buy new ones online. I will only need two
so it's not like I'm gonna be spending a boatload of dough anyway. I just
thought I'd ask. There's a fine line between being thrifty and econonomical
and being absolutely cheap and stupid about it.
I think I'll take the safe route.
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