I need a political solution to my racist fuel injection problem

james accordino ssgacc at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 19 14:56:30 EST 2002

Along the lines of cleaning injectors, did ANYONE ever
see this tool?  I worked for a time at European
Imports on Rt. 10 East in Whippany, NJ.  They had a
tool that worked like this.  You screwed the injector
onto a fitting.  Attached to that was a chamber filled
with a cleaning solution.  I don't know what the
solution was exactly.  There is a lever that's a hand
pressure pump.  When you pump the lever you pressurize
the cleaning solution and force it through the
injector.  The injector is aimed into a clear tube, so
you can watch the spray pattern as you go.  It worked
really well.  I literally watched horrible injector
regain beautiful cone shapes within 1 minute of
starting.  This device had a label on it, so it was a
commerically manufactured device.  Size was about 3-4
inches wide, 16-18 inches long and about a foot high.
This was more than 10 yrs. ago and I didn't much care
about work OR import cars at that time.

Jim Accordino

--- "Timofej H. Crift" <timofej.crift at att.net> wrote:
> I am making progress with my hot acceleration
> problem on my 1984 CIS coupe.
> I swapped out the fuel distributor with a known good
> unit and along with the
> injectors, frequency valve, etc.  So now instead of
> a hot acceleration/power
> problem I have a hot rough idle problem.  The
> control pressure is still good
> @ 52psi and the system pressure is now up to 73 psi
> and steady when hot.  I
> checked the injector spray pattern before putting
> them in and while they
> appear to be even, when the fuel metering plate is
> raised slightly
> (simulated idle) the spray pattern is not conical.
> Has anyone gone through
> the injector spray tests without the special testing
> tools listed in the
> Bentley? Should I just replace the injectors at this
> point and rule them
> out.  The archives led me to some posts where people
> have cleaned injectors
> with 1000psi of compressed air.  How about 120psi
> from a regular compressor.
> Any BTDT's would be greatly appreciated.
> Off to start with the basics (compression, ignition,
> etc.)
> Thanks,
> Tim Crift
> --
> '84 CoupeGT putting along
> '95 90Q with deer implanted firmly in nose
> '99 A8 just waiting...

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