Monday 31 March 2014

Not injecting a bit of magic after all!

Major post edit alert.. See the red bits!

I am a firm believer in thinking things through, getting it right, not rushing in.. I think we would all like to think that of ourselves to a greater or lesser extent wouldn't we?

Soooo, lets talk injectors shall we?

STOP PRESS: Okay I have spoken to the garage. Turns out that my moderation in blaming the adaptors was well placed and the problem is with the Plazmaman Fuel Rail. The injector rail holes being undersized. At time of writing I am waiting to find out just what the hell is going on and how on earth I'm going to get out of this one..

In my previous post I outlined some of the difficulties being experienced with what should be an off the shelf purchase. A fuel rail that will fit a Greddy inlet but after the specification changed, would not fit the standard inlet. This changed to a Plazmaman which takes 14mm injectors, I had 11mm injectors to fit the Greddy. More trouble, again sourcing from Australia 14mm injector adaptors (collars that sit on the 11mm injectors).

So how did I get on with my new found antipodean friends at Flow Fittings Direct?
Yes, this is really me fuming! 
 Actually not so great as it happens, the result has not been the coveted success I might have hoped, with the garage being unable to use the adaptors. First hand, I saw that the adaptors would not quite fit the fuel rail, although assumed that they would probably need to be tight and a push fit (they fitted the injectors like a glove).
However my garage think that the adaptor rings are .25 oversized, which is enough to ruin my day! I'm still not entirely convinced that the adaptors are unusable, although am caught between two camps now of the supplier and garage.

Possibly don't buy these! 
It would be unusual for me to be down on a supplier without their right to reply so I will see what they think of my garages observation and update.  

As to plan F? Well I need a new plan.. This has become the worlds most pointless post!

Welcome to Plan F (from an empty space, my head)

Still going with the top feed plan (well I have a fuel rail now!) am going to fit 725cc 14mm injectors.

What of the old fuel rail and injectors? Well I can probably easily sell this on to someone fitting a Greddy style inlet and at least cover my costs.

If I was to conclude a moral from this 'saga' it is to trust my instinct and would never have been here if I hadn't listened to an expert on the subject way back when starting out.

My sincere apologies to SJ who lugged the original injectors back from the States.

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