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200Tdi injector nozzles: Buyer beware!


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Bosch have responded saying they only supply these parts directly to Eurocar parts in the UK. They have given me a contact. 

I have contacted Eurocar parts. 

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11 hours ago, HampshireHog said:

Im waiting for a set to come back from Diesel Bob , complete refurb was £216 inc return postage which i thought was a fair price .

He did my last set and the pump and I have been very happy with both.  It was him who mentioned that pumps running vegoil need a slight advance on the timing. 

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Hi All.

A cheap injector tester is available thro ebay, if it's not quite bang on it'll only be the gauge that needs changing.

Biggest advantage is that you can get all four set up the same and then check the spray pattern before you fit them. 

Probably cheaper than the local bloke, certainly will be the second time you use it, and you can always get the lads to pay with beer!

 

Cheers

Stef

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I have been tempted and I have also seen how you can make your own one from a bottle jack, but for how often the average DIY mechanic like me would use it I don't think it's worth it. 

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Okay - here is an update. Eurocar parts said they want to deal with this locally. I called my local branch and they looked the part number up and it is showing on their system (partial succuss) but they have no stock (not surprised about that).

I asked for a price and they said they have to speak with Bosch first regarding price to them and availability. They wanted a quantity from me so initially I said 80 (enough for 20 sets). For that quantity they require payment up front which I am happy to support. If they come back to me confirming a price and availability I will start a new thread specifically with a price to forum members (at cost plus a bit to cover postage). Any left over I would sell for a small profit on ebay or keep to one side depending on how many I can shift on here. Of course all of this is assuming they can supply.:D

 

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ouch - I'm shocked. If you are reading this, ensure you are sat down as shocks are so much more easily absorbed with the knees bent. :im-ok-smiley-emoticon:

I have had a call from Eurocar parts. Good news, the genuine nozzles are available from Bosch so they can be assured to be the genuine part as the paper trail will be provided. The price though...even before we start talking +VAT. £59.35 per nozzle. I was hoping they would be significantly cheaper than that. This would put them for a set of 4 with VAT at £284.88. This presents us with a few options...

  1. Buying a set elsewhere for considerably less money but taking a chance that even if they are in Bosch packaging, are they really genuine?
  2. If a few of you would like to proceed please let me know and once I have confirmed numbers I will approach Eurocar parts and see if I can move the price down, if I can it won't be by much and I have to pay VAT.
  3. Send your injectors off to Diesel Bob or similar for less money and they also get tested. I don't know if that figure would include new nozzles.

 

Please let me know your thoughts and if not enough interest at that price I will let Eurocar parts know that we are not interested.

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As I could do with 2 sets - that is 8 injectors - I 'd be very interest to hear what Mr. Bob has to say in this (contact details, please) as one engine will be off the road for a major rebuild soon so sending them off is no real problem..

Serious money indeed..

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3 minutes ago, Arjan said:

As I could do with 2 sets - that is 8 injectors - I 'd be very interest to hear what Mr. Bob has to say in this (contact details, please) as one engine will be off the road for a major rebuild soon so sending them off is no real problem..

Serious money indeed..

http://www.dieselbob.co.uk/contactus.aspx

 

Be careful what you say, he might double his prices!

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I've still to calibrate my 200/300 injectors, although they are al pop tested fine.

I paid about £50 per genuine Bosche 300 nozzle and some extra to get them fitted and pop tested from the supplier

As and when I get time I will take them to a local injector specialist to get calibrated.

I have 3 sets of spare 200 injectors.

I am happy to share those sets as long as I get like for like back - ie unrefurbed

I'm also interested in 200 nozzles

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13 hours ago, western said:

I had my 200Tdi's injectors refurbished with new nozzles 2 years ago by the local Bosch diesel agent, that worked out just short of £320 inc vat, the nozzles fitted have a part number of 2437010090 set of 4 at £238.10

found these https://www.darwendiesels.com/bosch-spares/14511-nozzle-kit-dsla145p208.html

That's a very good price Ralph for the genuine part. I think I'll give them a call and see if they'll do a bulk discount t for the forum

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Do you know what, I ve been thinking this through. Let's not dive in. I'm going to buy a set of "bosch" injector nozzles for £115 off ebay and 1 nozzle at full whack from a bosch assured supplier and I will compare in detail and post pictures on here. Maybe the ebay ones are for real? Let's see. 

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1 hour ago, ballcock said:

I have ordered a set off ebay for £115, they were the last one but miraculously they found two more.

Clearly we are dealing with shrewd business people; creating a "supply shortage" breeds demand :lol:

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On 1/12/2021 at 8:11 PM, monkie said:

Do you know what, I ve been thinking this through. Let's not dive in. I'm going to buy a set of "bosch" injector nozzles for £115 off ebay and 1 nozzle at full whack from a bosch assured supplier and I will compare in detail and post pictures on here. Maybe the ebay ones are for real? Let's see. 

Done: I have a full set of 4 "genuine" Bosch nozzles on order from ebay at £115 for the lot and also 1 nozzle at £71.22 guaranteed to be directly from Bosch via Eurocar parts. I am now just waiting for them to arrive. I will very closely inspect them under a magnifying glass, take detailed photos and post the findings on here for us all to see and discuss. I think its going to be very binary, either the ebay nozzles are fake and I have wasted £115 or maybe they are the real deal as brand new old stock and available at an absolute bargain? This is real lock down excitement.

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3 hours ago, monkie said:

Done: I have a full set of 4 "genuine" Bosch nozzles on order from ebay at £115 for the lot and also 1 nozzle at £71.22 guaranteed to be directly from Bosch via Eurocar parts. I am now just waiting for them to arrive. I will very closely inspect them under a magnifying glass, take detailed photos and post the findings on here for us all to see and discuss. I think its going to be very binary, either the ebay nozzles are fake and I have wasted £115 or maybe they are the real deal as brand new old stock and available at an absolute bargain? This is real lock down excitement.

Awesome! I look forward to learning the results of your experiment! Thank you for making the investment to help the rest of us out 🙂

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