CIS injector replacment and injector lifetimes

Bernard Littau bernardl at
Thu Sep 11 15:36:50 EDT 2003

How are the injector cooling fan, sensor, and plastic duct in this car?

Usually, the plastic duct is all cracked, and the sensor no longer functions
except when really, really, hot.  I suspect that your new injectors were not
seeing good after-run cooling, thus the shortened life.


Bernard Littau
Woodinville, WA
'88 5ktq

> Listers,
> Those of you who have poor starting and think "well those injectors were
> replaced a while back" might want to reconsider.  Replaced the injectors
> in my wife's MC motor, these were all of three years old (50K miles) and
> starting is back to normal.  I suspect the newer Bosch injectors just
> don't last like the originals.
> I also found the source of the muck on the side of the motor.  The stud
> on no. 5 exhaust manifold had backed out about 5mm.  New gaskets all
> round and the MC is running sweetly.
> Cheers
> --
> Peter Golledge

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