[T3] On and off hard start FI 73 type 3 ?

William Jahn willjahn975 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 26 10:18:17 PDT 2022

I have the original 4 I removed in 2002 yet at the time I just placed them
in a bag and didn't know the O'rings shrunk and resulted in a leak. I know
some on Samba send theirs into rock auto who sends them out to another
place to be flushed and cleaned and flow tested as well as new inlet filter
screens. If they leak they are marked as bad and returned. They can't fix
the body O-ring leak. There is also another place who does this work. It
costs around $25 per plus shipping both ways.

 I have no idea what the replacements are other than they cost a fortune
and there are quite a few aftermarket brands out there.

 I thought about sending my old ones in but since they sat so long they
very well might leak at the O-rings.

On Sun, Jun 26, 2022 at 8:36 AM Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:

> On 25 Jun 2022 at 20:38, William Jahn wrote:
> > How long do fuel injectors last? I bought 4 new ones in 2002. That's what
> > I have in it now.
> I've seen no sign of wearing out in any of our fuel injectors. The hoses
> age
> and need to be replaced, but that's a LOT cheaper than buying new
> injectors.
> Injectors which have been allowed to dry out may leak because the O-rings
> in them have shrunk. Sometimes that's recoverable, sometimes not. If they
> continue to leak, they have to be replaced. There's a place that rebuilds
> them, but I don't know if they do anything more than just replace the
> hoses.
> Avoid aftermarket injectors. I've had bad luck with them. Their fuel
> delivery
> rate doesn't seem to be well controlled. (They don't seem to match the
> correct Bosch injectors, and may not even match each other.)
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