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Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:34 pm 
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Anyone affectively cleaned the inside of their filthy E series fuel rail, any suggestions on effectively cleaning the inside would be sweet, mines full of rust looking crap.

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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:20 pm 
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You could try beadblasting it, or an ultrasonic cleaner, thats about it apart from replacing it. Shows the quality fuel we're buying, eh?

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:42 pm 
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Thanks mate, I just filled it with petrol, blocked off all the outlets agave it a shake. Alot of what looks like pices of rust came out, a bit weird because I guess the rail is stainless steel.
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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:48 pm 
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coulod just be sludgy s**t in the fuel seperated from when it was sitting.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:08 pm 
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that must be really great for our injectors..

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:17 pm 
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pics? maybe of the pile of goo after your done?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:33 am 
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fiftyone wrote:
pics? maybe of the pile of goo after your done?


Long gone now, shoulda taken pics. But yeah, flakes of rusted metal definitely came out of it, same with the injector slots in the rail being quite rusted. The car has been sitting for a year due to licence issues, lol, if this may have anything to do with it. I guess the weird thing is the fuel system should have nothing that can rust in it, though not sure.
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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:41 pm 
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pics? maybe of the pile of goo after your done?


Long gone now, shoulda taken pics. But yeah, flakes of rusted metal definitely came out of it, same with the injector slots in the rail being quite rusted. The car has been sitting for a year due to licence issues, lol, if this may have anything to do with it. I guess the weird thing is the fuel system should have nothing that can rust in it, though not sure.


Its the crap fuel we get. Had the same thing happen to me, but my car wasn't not going for a year though. It just got more and more sluggish till it was getting hard to start, started looking around and found my injectors jammed with sh!t, the rail was rusted, so was the inside of my fuel filter which had only done 1,800ks.
It makes you wonder what was in the fuel to do that. I had put in a new tank & pump & hoses & had cleaned the injectors only 4 yrs before, so it didn't have like 20yrs of crap in there.
We get charged up the @rse for fuel & this is what we get.....not happy Jan.

 

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:49 pm 
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cjh wrote:
cboz wrote:
fiftyone wrote:
pics? maybe of the pile of goo after your done?


Long gone now, shoulda taken pics. But yeah, flakes of rusted metal definitely came out of it, same with the injector slots in the rail being quite rusted. The car has been sitting for a year due to licence issues, lol, if this may have anything to do with it. I guess the weird thing is the fuel system should have nothing that can rust in it, though not sure.


Its the crap fuel we get. Had the same thing happen to me, but my car wasn't not going for a year though. It just got more and more sluggish till it was getting hard to start, started looking around and found my injectors jammed with sh!t, the rail was rusted, so was the inside of my fuel filter which had only done 1,800ks.
It makes you wonder what was in the fuel to do that. I had put in a new tank & pump & hoses & had cleaned the injectors only 4 yrs before, so it didn't have like 20yrs of crap in there.
We get charged up the @rse for fuel & this is what we get.....not happy Jan.




yeah that's the same s**t that came out of my fuel filter. I have started replacing it every time I do any oil change!! and yeah I cleaned my tank out about 2 yrs ago.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:00 pm 
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Cjh, that's excactly what I'm talking about, not good.
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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:21 am 
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a bit weird because I guess the rail is stainless steel.


I think there just mild steel thats electroplated so i guess over over time it would break down especially in that enviroment

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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:01 am 
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wtf, that is amazing how much s**t is in there... think ill be cleaning all that out on mine very soon, ive had a blocked injector on a car before and that sucked, fcked my motor :(
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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:31 pm 
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so has any noticed better fuel economy doing this?
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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:18 pm 
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a bit weird because I guess the rail is stainless steel.


I think there just mild steel thats electroplated so i guess over over time it would break down especially in that enviroment

Ben


The fuel rails are steel with Zinc-dichromate plating. A gold colour.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:09 pm 
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Looking at this im just thinking what it does to the fuel regulator as in blocking it then putting extra load on the fuel pump. This could end up in a premature failing of the fuel pump and wrong fuel mixtures due to a blocked fuel regulator....
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