[V8] Portland man goes balistic...
scott_matus at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 15 12:00:59 EDT 2007
I just finished replacing all the O-rings in my fuel injection system and the two fuel lines runnin g over the man ifold.
Napa Has the Kit for O-Rings 2 needed Napa Number 3-12085. I recently posted that the tips were available in a recent post this week. Check past posts for the source and Part number.
If you want m ore infor contact me,
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Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 19:27:00 -0700
From: "Jeremy Ward" <jward.v8 at gmail.com>
Subject: [V8] Portland man goes balistic...
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Yesterday I sprung a pretty good sized oil leak. Couldn't tell exactly
where it was coming from, but it appeared to be valve cover gaskets. I
bought a pair from Bruce about a year ago and decided to install them
to see if it would fix my leak.
Passenger side valve cover was difficult to remove with the fuel
regulator / fuel lines in the way, so I removed the two acorn nuts
the fuel rail down and pulled it slightly out of the way.
After changing the oil, valve cover gaskets, and spark plugs, I decided
fire it up; it ran like a hairy dog and then died. I suspected the
injector gasket on #1 cylinder because it looked very loose when I had
fuel rail up. To confirm my suspicion, I removed the fuel rail again
guess what. No o-ring or tip!
So, what do I do? Do I assume that this little rubber piece didn't
the cylinder? Is it possible to blow compressed air down into where
injector goes and see if I can get chunks to come out the spark plug
Do I replace the rubber o-ring / tip and hope for the best?
I assume taking it to a shop (parts and labor) would cost a fortune.
head must come off, I should probably do the t-belt job while I am at
(170k). How much does a 3.6 motor with ~100k cost? 4.2 liter?
Anybody have a source for the o-ring / injector tip? Used PT injector?
I can't believe I gave up beer for lent. :-(
Thanks in advance for your advice,
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