Re: New injectors - what a difference
Graham Carter wrote:
> I posted a thread about problems with my 300Tdi Disco, when I had to have
> the injector pump rebuilt. At the time, there seemd to be a lack of
> performance. Well I've just fitted new injectors, and wow, what a
> Pulled out of my drive, accelerated and was startled by the sudden spurt of
> power as the turbo kicked in! It hasn't felt like that since new. At idle,
> it used to do a good impresssion of a tractor, with a typical diesel
> clatter, but now she purrs.
> What I suspect is that when my injector pump failed, some of the bits of
> metal had worked their way into the injectors, and were restricting the
> pressure. Plus they've been in the vehicle for over 180000km, so were
> probably getting long in the tooth anyway.
You should find that the new injectors settle down and beome even better
afetr a few thousand km. You'll also probably notice a bit of an
improvement in fuel economy.
I'd suggest not leaving your injectors quite so long next time - around
100,000km seems to be their lifespan before the nozzles are worn enough
to affect the spray pattern.