Way Outta Control
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
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Re: Quick question about fuel injectors
Yes, you're correct... the injector should deliver the fuel in a spray pattern. Go to you auto parts store and see about getting a rebuild kit or a replacement. Often you can just take them apart, clean, burnish and reassemble them and have 'em work fine.
Look at the pintle. If it's got deposits on it, it may not be closing properly. That's a fuel leak. The screen behind the injector may also be clogged from deposits and may be needing a good cleaning. When the pintle opens and the fuel starts to spurt out in dropplets... something'w wrong, it should be a defined spray pattern.
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