**This is not a write up**
I installed my Damond Motorsport OCC that I posted about. I did this install from underneath the car instead of removing the manifold and fuel rail to get to the PCV system. Unfortunately for you reading this I didn't take pics of this install. Just know it was a b**** to do because the clip that holds the hoses came off prematurely and it took me a long time to coax the hose and clip into place to properly secure the line.
I redid my headlights and this time I used the UV protectant. While I was there I replaced the broken bracket on the passenger side and now my bumper is back to normal.
I finally got around to cleaning my intake valves and did a few other mods while I was there. The MS3 is known to have weak injector seals from the factor. They fail even under stock boost and I was afraid mine were done. Since I will eventually go with a bigger turbo targeting 300-350whp later down the road and I am sending my injectors off to get cleaned, seals are something I need and decided to upgrade. There are five ways to go about this: stock again, Toyota diesel engine seals, CP-E, Corksport, or Overspeed Motorsports. Stock fails, Toyota fails, CP-E occasionally fails, Corksport is nice but expensive compared to Overspeed and Overspeed and Corksport have identical designs and I got a good discount because I'm apart of a Facebook Group. Several high HP MS3 engines run these and they haven't failed so I have full confidence in Overspeed, plus Jordan who gave me the hookup helped me a lot while reassembling my car.
So, this is the exact moment I s*** myself.
Before this moment, all I've done on vehicles is basic maintenance. Tire rotation, oil changes, coolant flush, etc. Simple things. Taking things apart was fairly simple. I've seen a good amount of videos so I am confident disassembling. Lots of Ziplock bags and labeling are your best friend, especially when the car will be in pieces for a couple days or more. Take it from me when you see later, if you think you've separated enough, you haven't, so separate some more.
Since my fuel injectors will be out for some time and I only have a week to do this, injectors are the first thing out. I was originally going to go with a shop in Canada called Precision Line Fuel Injectors. I wanted these guys because they are the only ones in North America that test direct injection injectors at operating PSI. Everyone else does only 100-200 psi. Some people have been known to send out their injectors, get them back, and have injector issues or a burned through piston. But Precision wouldn't be able to get my injectors back to me in time and the chances of that happening to me is slim, so I went to go with RC Fuel Injection in Torrence California. I get a discount with these guys as well and multiple people in the Facebook group have used them and no issues that I previously mentioned. If I can I will send them out again, but to Precision this time in order to get proper testing done on them and have a peace of mind.
Here's my injector report. #2 concerns me, but there isn't much I can do since time is an issue. I know, I know. Saving time in the short run can be costly in the long run, but again, there's nothing I can do since my vehicle needed to be out of the working space within the seven days.
I bent the line that goes north that's in the center of this pic. No kinks and no gas came out anywhere else but where it plugs into the fuel rail so I am fairly confident I am good. After start up I had a fire extinguisher ready and the car's e-brake was off and the chocks removed so if worse comes to worst I'll push the car out into the street. No gas smell, gas mileage is on point, and I haven't caught on fire.
This line was extremely difficult pulling out of the rail and this wasn't my first ugga dugga incident.
In my efforts to ugga dugga the fuel rail off of the fuel injectors, I pulled off the wires that go into the plug for injector #4. Luckily upon reassembly Jordan from Overspeed who assembles these engines was available he showed me the proper connection order and they were secured back into the plug.
The ports for the fuel injectors.
All 4 seals failed! Number one, which is the last image in that set was the best of them. The black against the shine on number one is gasket material stuck to the block that I picked off.