I've been a Deatschwerks customer for over 15 years. I went to start my 240 truck the other day and it was clearly running on 3 cylinders. I narrowed it down to cylinder #3, then swapped plugs around. It stayed at 3. Checked the resistance of the injector and got mega-ohm values (compared to something like 11 ohms for neighboring injectors). No big deal, those injectors have been in there a LONG time. It happens.
So I hit up the Deatschwerks website to see what my options are. Didn't see "single injector replacement" anywhere on there so I called them up. No answer. Called back an hour later. No answer. Left a message. Mind you all of this is within their stated business hours (and not at/near the end/beginning of them). Called back 2 more times the next day, again no answer.
So I start asking around for anyone who's got similar injectors around me (used). Find a guy that has a set from a Subaru that should work. He says I can have them for free, but I should get them checked. So I fill out the Deatschwerks order sheet and send him a copy of it to include with the shipment of the injectors to Deatschwerks. They offer fuel rail servicing and injector swap out as well, so I ship my loaded rail in to them for the swap. I request they also pull the injectors that are there and flow check them, then send them back (never know when I might need a spare).
In the mean time, I swap in a stock loaded rail and crank my base fuel pressure and adjust my tune so the vehicle is mobile... diligently staying out of boost.
So a few days goes by and I call Deatschwerks again to see if they got the shipment, etc. Someone picks up this time and says everything is good, the shipment is on its way back to me. He takes my credit card info and charges me what seems
to be less than what the website suggests the pricing should be. I confirmed all of the work that was supposed
to be done. The guy on the phone agrees. Cool... maybe I got a frequent flyer discount or something.
So I get the shipment in a few days later and the fuel rail has been stripped of all of its zinc plating. The new injectors are in there, and they are numbered 1-4. There's a flow test sheet along with it with results for 1-4. There's also a pack of my old injectors, which have clearly been cleaned up and rebuilt with new O-rings and pintle tips and such. The injectors on the rail don't
appear to be cleaned up or have any tips on them at all... go figure. There is no flow sheet for the original injectors.
^There's the rail. It looks like spotted d!ck now. I suppose if the plating was already questionable, their cleaning process would have stripped it completely. Still, now I have to do something about this. It would be cool if they offered a refinishing surface as well, OR if they told me their process stripped the plating off, so I could get something on order.
I end up picking some of this up after doing some research:
https://www.amazon.com/Seymour-16-841-G ... 188&sr=8-4
I taped off/bagged off the injector bits and hanged the rail up in an unused warm room in my house for paint. 2 of the injector cap screws were VERY loose/had gaps between them and the injector covers when I removed them.
The good news is the zinc spray I got seems to have worked pretty well. The coating is nice and not primer-like. The color isn't like the original gold, but I don't hate it.
^There's the completed project, with the old injectors looking fabulous.
Anyway, just curious if anyone else has used them lately and what your experience was. I'll be swapping this rail back in as soon as it warms up a bit. I HATE dealing with fuel when its below freezing.