Fordmods Logo

Replacing the injectors in an EL - WORTHWHILE ? 

 

Page 1 of 3 [ 34 posts ] Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

 
 Post subject: Replacing the injectors in an EL - WORTHWHILE ?
Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:42 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 629

Joined: 15th Dec 2008

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: Turbo EL

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

As it basically says above guys, would it be worthwhile replacing the injectors in my el? The car has done about 250,000km and I not planning to do any turbo or super charging to it. Just wanna see if it's worth the money to do this before I have the car tuned?

Cheers

 

_________________

Build Thread:
1998 Turbo EL Futura Sapphire

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Replacing the injectors in an EL - WORTHWHILE ?
Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:52 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 35

Posts: 4285

Joined: 8th Dec 2004

Gallery: 25 images

Ride: EB2 Ghia,Mighty Boy,Eb1 Xr8 5spd

Location: ** In the Shed! **
VIC, Australia

Unless they are playing up, no point if you have not done any mods that will require more fuel than the stock injectors can flow.

Cheers

ToranaGuy

 

_________________

I am the ToranaGuy!|74 Lh Torana Turbo|78 Hz PanelVan|86 Mighty Boy Ute|93 EB2 Ghia,GT Mockup,5spd,LPGI,Full Leather|2 x EB Xr8 5spd's|FS [VIC]: Wrecking - Eb XR8 - Parts available |Build Thread|Ebay Items - Ford Parts|

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Replacing the injectors in an EL - WORTHWHILE ?
Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:54 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 1322

Joined: 21st Dec 2004

Gallery: 40 images

Ride: EF GLi/Ghia bitsa

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

If you are only looking at fitting standard ones again, and your current ones are working well, I wouldnt bother, if on the other hand, you are fitting bigger injectors, it could be worthwhile depending on your other mods.

Cheers, Gab
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Replacing the injectors in an EL - WORTHWHILE ?
Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:17 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 629

Joined: 15th Dec 2008

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: Turbo EL

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Thanks for the help guys :D
Yeah well I have only done those standard mods with exhaust, cam, diff. Gona put the xr6 fuel regulator in (300kpa) and sounds like save cash on buying some injectors.

 

_________________

Build Thread:
1998 Turbo EL Futura Sapphire

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Replacing the injectors in an EL - WORTHWHILE ?
Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:16 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 407

Joined: 29th May 2008

Ride: Falcon EF GLi

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

A while ago my EF started chewing through $30 worth of petrol A DAY!!! and then I pulled out the injectors... they were clogged with residual oil and gunk. On eBay I got a catch can for $14 (score!!) and then I picked up a complete fuel rail assembly from an AU XR6 which just happened to have a 3.5 bar regulator (350kPa) - only $30 complete with a set of AU injectors! No more crap in the manifold, more power and better economy, under $50. It pays to shop around...

 

_________________

EF2 Fairmont Ghia. AU2 engine running EF gear. Intake, exhaust, injection etc; 8" rear stockies with 265/50R15 rubber. Shiftkitted auto, J3, custom grille and dash cluster and lots of other useless crap...

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Replacing the injectors in an EL - WORTHWHILE ?
Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:12 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 54

Posts: 4102

Joined: 18th Nov 2004

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: PX2 Ranger 4x4 XLT Dual CAB

Location: Carrum Downs
VIC, Australia

It's worth pulling them out and getting them cleaned though

 

_________________

Image
She's meanness put to music and the b**ch is born to run!
Like the sign says, "speed's just a question of money. How fast can you go?"

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Replacing the injectors in an EL - WORTHWHILE ?
Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:29 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 629

Joined: 15th Dec 2008

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: Turbo EL

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Whoooa ! That was a bargain for what you got Metasaiah !! I will have to keep an eye out for anything that's around

Also Mad Max have you had yours cleaned? Do you know any places that do that work and a rough price?

Cheers

 

_________________

Build Thread:
1998 Turbo EL Futura Sapphire

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Replacing the injectors in an EL - WORTHWHILE ?
Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:26 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 54

Posts: 4102

Joined: 18th Nov 2004

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: PX2 Ranger 4x4 XLT Dual CAB

Location: Carrum Downs
VIC, Australia

The place I use to use is in Carrum Downs. Back then he charged $20 each if you removed them. As I don't have the need anymore I haven't been there in a while, so I don't know if that price is still current.

Place was called auto gas connection

 

_________________

Image
She's meanness put to music and the b**ch is born to run!
Like the sign says, "speed's just a question of money. How fast can you go?"

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Replacing the injectors in an EL - WORTHWHILE ?
Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:04 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 1667

Joined: 23rd Dec 2004

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: Boosted ED XR6, EBII Mont Wgn

Power: 252 rwkw

Location: Mildura
VIC, Australia

some injector cleaner in your tank may be an option.

 

_________________

Image
[SEXYR-6] ED XR6 T5 Turbo Build
[EBW-347] EB Wagon V8 Stroker Build
FordMods Member #1761

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Replacing the injectors in an EL - WORTHWHILE ?
Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:49 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 629

Joined: 15th Dec 2008

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: Turbo EL

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Thanks mad max ! I asked another place and they were asking 38 for each injector getting a bit to pricey considering standard ones brand new cost under 200 bucks.

And I have used some injectors cleaners before but because I cant see the physical difference it all might just be a placebo effect.

 

_________________

Build Thread:
1998 Turbo EL Futura Sapphire

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Replacing the injectors in an EL - WORTHWHILE ?
Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:01 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 25

Posts: 4599

Joined: 30th Aug 2010

Ride: BF XR6,

Location: NEWCASTLE
NSW, Australia

I find I.jector cleaner works it just depends which one you get

 

_________________

BF XR6
xr8 snorkel,typhoon lower snorkel,territory intake pipe,20% underdrive kit,pacemaker extractors,high flow cat,xforce exhaust,t56 conversion hd turbo clutch/ flywheel,m86 3.45 lsd,custom tune187.1rwkw as an auto

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Replacing the injectors in an EL - WORTHWHILE ?
Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:09 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 26

Posts: 194

Joined: 21st Jan 2010

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: ford falcon ef futura

Location: adelaide
SA, Australia

apparently you can get injector cleaner from caltex servos and its pretty strong stuff...

cheers anthony
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Replacing the injectors in an EL - WORTHWHILE ?
Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:45 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 54

Posts: 4102

Joined: 18th Nov 2004

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: PX2 Ranger 4x4 XLT Dual CAB

Location: Carrum Downs
VIC, Australia

The main advantage of taking them out and having them professionally cleaned is that the spray pattern can also be checked. Tank additives and the on car cleaning systems don't allow for that.

 

_________________

Image
She's meanness put to music and the b**ch is born to run!
Like the sign says, "speed's just a question of money. How fast can you go?"

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Replacing the injectors in an EL - WORTHWHILE ?
Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:46 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 44

Posts: 3805

Joined: 22nd Apr 2007

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: DENTED UP OLD AUT WAGON

Location: Wellington
New Zealand

Don't the AU injectors have a four hole spray pattern where as E series had one? AU's are higher flow too?... Could be worth changing... I found the AU ones with bigger throttle body, cam, extractors and extra compression head worked well..... Not sure about economy though...
:D
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Replacing the injectors in an EL - WORTHWHILE ?
Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:07 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 629

Joined: 15th Dec 2008

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: Turbo EL

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Yeah well that's the only issue with the in tank injector cleaner I put some in the other day just to clean em through a bit.
An that's also the advantage of having them taken out and cleaned is they fix the spray pattern and all that if something is wrong with any of them.

I have heard similar thoughts about the AU ones as well they would be worth a try but how much do ya reckon a set of 6 would go for? To bad for the economy huh ! :twisted:

 

_________________

Build Thread:
1998 Turbo EL Futura Sapphire

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 3  [ 34 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:04 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names