Hey, in this thread you touch a nerve here !!! ..
... Having paid OZ$300 for a diesel injector "service" that made no
difference ( if it _was_ done!!) ( there were no replacement nozzles,
injector parts etc) I was 'insaned' enough to go out and buy a "Bosch"
unit for testing myself. I figured if I did the injectors a couple of
times it would have easily paid for itself ... and they'd be _right_ !
Well, it's well over twenty years now with no regrets at all. With a
little patience and judicial brushing and 'honing' I can get/keep
injectors "perfect".... and when they're showing significant erosion I
just replace the nozzles in the holders at the worst.
Admittedly, _no_ service centre would/could 'afford' the meticulous
attention I give to my own injection 'service', and, other than very
occasional 'love jobs' I wouldn't spend the time either ! But, for my
_own_ satisfaction of having injectors working as they should ( and all
the ramifications that ensue from this!) , I can recommend buying a
'crack-tester' and practising 'do-it-yourself'.
I think the cheapest way to get the injectors done is to exchange them for a
reconditioned set. Paddock do this for just under £13 per injector. I can
imagine it will cost me more than that to get mine done. I took mine out
yesterday - 1 very dirty, 1 very clean and 2 rusty. Only 2 of them appeared
to be seated on the crown shaped washers!
Diesel injection servicing is a rip-off area exploited by many service
In London I used to pay £8 for reconditioning an injector and less than £100
for a pump.
There's a place up Barnstaple way that charges sensible prices or look in
the enthusiast mags for good prices on recon' exchange parts.
It's worse in the marine field but there are still service agents around who
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