Thys Posted February 14, 2008 Share Posted February 14, 2008 The final on my Tdi's new injectors: A sound as sweet as music when I fired up my Tdi with the new injectors, the diesel clatter as discreet as royalty in public, no smoke billowing out of the exhaust, and the power on the road as smooth as only a turbo diesel can be. As a precaution I did a cold, dry compression test and the values were 12,4 12,4 11,5 11,5 kg/cm². I am happy with that, and the engine's oil consumption is negligible. Why would two injectors fail on an engine with 183 000 km on the odo? I have two possibilities: 1 The sock, jamming the no 2 inlet valve partially open, and then snapping the rocker shaft, may have resulted in crazy mixtures in no 2 & 3 cylinders, with the engine idling and doing three trips round the block. 2 When I collected my Tdi, the previous owner informed me that one injector blocked, and he had all four replaced with new injectors. The LR specialist invoiced him for 4 new injectors. This was one year ago, 10 300 km later. Looking at the condition of the injectors, I am certain that they were not new, probably cleaned, or replaced with second hand injectors. Two of the brass washers were also installed the wrong way around. Any way, I replaced them with new ones, and now have the confidence that the installation is done correctly. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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