This is the end result of a few hours of work and $60 because I didn't have a 1/4" NPT tap in any of my kits. I could have done this for less-than $40. The BG products were donated to the cause.
The REASON you want to use 20 PSI is precisely because of how peak-hold type injectors work. The injector signal sends a 4v spike to open a peak-hold type injector quickly, then maintains its open condition with only 1 volt. Really, it's a current thing and there's a longer explanation, but that's it in a nutshell. When you put the injector in its operating pressure, it takes more than a AA battery to open it, but you don't want to sustain that much current with a momentary switch and your expensive injectors. This isn't in the video because this warning wouldn't be as clear. Unless you can simulate the injector pulse precisely, don't try it. 1.5v is enough to open it below its operating pressure. If you open it and THEN apply pressure, you can flow as much pressure as you can throw at it.
I don't discourage anyone from getting their injectors professionally cleaned and balanced, but in my case, I didn't feel that was necessary.
In my first video, I thanked the seller for these injectors and happy to know I got a great deal on high quality parts. My gratitude is even greater because I had problems with them. It gave me an opportunity to help others troubleshoot these kinds of problems when purchasing used parts. A different idiot might have blamed the seller for peddling crap, demanding their money back... but that would only be because they didn't even know what they were looking at.
This particular idiot knows what high quality parts RC injectors are and how to clean 'em. $250 + $60 still means I saved about $150 on a brand new set. We all benefit because I bought these and I'm grateful! Let the good times roll.
DIY Testing & build EFI Fuel Injector cleaner
In this video I detail some quick tests and some not-so-quick fixes.
A dirty or stuck injector is not usually a fatal problem for the part. You
can clean injectors yourself with a little ingenuity, or use an injector
cleaning service. With the method I'm using, you won't get a sheet that
measures how much fluid is flowing, but if you use the right solvent you
can at least remove whatever is blocking it so that it can flow like it did
when it was new.
So the journey begins.
Hyundai Elantra 4g63 Shortblock Assembly
HOLD ON TIGHT! HERE WE GO!
We begin the blueprint and assembly on my 1992 Hyundai Elantra's
bastardized 4g63. The parts used in this are from a mash of different
brands and models outside of the typical 2.0L 4g63, but the specs and
standards I am following for its assembly are for the 2.0L DOHC.
If you want to follow along in your service manual to verify what I've done
here in this video, the processes we cover here detail pages 11C-95 through
11C-105 of the 1g Overhaul manual. I would prefer you not rip them from
the binding and throw them away, relying only on this video for
instruction... but rather use this video as a motivational guide, and as a
demonstration of the techniques involved in those sections.
You gotta do the cooking by the book.
I never had any intention of making instructional videos on this particular
car, but after it blew up I slowly realized it's actually a better case
study for how a 4g63 ticks than anything else in my driveway. There are
several reasons for this. One being that it's a mix of parts that
shouldn't be bolted together, and the other is that many of you watching my
videos aren't trying to build a 600hp engine out of aftermarket parts.
You're trying to put back together what used to be your daily driver. This
car covers those bases. Don't think for a second I won't go through this
same trouble and level of detail for the GSX. I will. When I do, having
this information in this video will give you a better understanding on how
and why I do things the way I do when I get there.
This was the shortest I could condense this video. I've never uploaded a
video this long, and I hope I never have to do it again. It took a month
to create on cutting-edge equipment, 16 hours to export, and 9 hours for
YouTube to process. My script for the voiceover is 6 times longer than the
whole script for the movie Pootie Tang. 6 times. Longer. Than a
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Solving Engine Performance Issues (Part 1) - EricTheCarGuy
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Leak down testing
I get a lot of questions via email and over at the forum about the steps to
take when you encounter a performance issue like my Subaru's hesitation
issue and I often feel like I sound like a broken record when I cover the
basic steps that I cover when encountering a situation like that. My main
point here is that if you have a performance problem and you're going to
throw parts at the problem start with the basics before you to off and
start replacing sensors that you suspect are a problem, if you don't have
evidence of a faulty sensor then don't start there start with the simple
tune up items and check for vacuum leaks and air leaks as I've shown here
and I believe you'll have better results and save yourself some money in
the process. In short the rule of KISS applies, Keep It Simple Stupid.
If you have questions about your own engine performance issues head over to
my website and either ask the search function or ask the forum, we'd be
happy to help.
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Homemade Fuel Injector Cleaner - How To
There has been a follow up to this video and it is located here.
This project was inspired by another Youtube member.
I picked up a set of used Blue Max 1650's and wanted to clean them before
I followed the video in the link with minor adjustments. When using
the larger coupler listed in the video, I could not even get the threads to
drill out. I had a smaller coupler laying in the garage that worked for my
injectors. I also used the drill bit one step above the 27/64 listed in the
link. This is 7/16 and just seem to be easier to handle while maintaining a
Another discovery along the way is the size O-rings that you could use
for upper seals. If your injectors have good seals, Why chance ripping
them. A #11 O-ring serves for a great base O-ring on the top side of the
injector. The #78 serves for an outstanding upper O-ring for the upper
seals. You will see this demonstrated in the cleaning video.
One last VERY IMPORTANT note is YOU MUST USE A AA BATTERY FOR THE
SWITCH. I started out using a AAA and had great results on the 950's but
the AAA would not open the 1650's under pressure. After adding a AA
everything worked perfect.
The injectors did measure out to be 2.3 ohms.
Homemade Fuel Injector Cleaner Update
Are you having problems getting your injectors to activate on the bench???
Do you want to clean your injectors and NOT run the risk of ruining your
After assembling the Fuel Injector Cleaner in this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlO4krw2h8o I noticed these problems and
they had to be addressed. Smaller injectors worked fine with the single AAA
battery, but when I tried the 1650's they would not. This video shows a
solution to that problem and how to get larger injectors to operate on the
Also included in this video is O-ring sizes for upper injector seals. I did
not want to ruin the injector seals that I planed on using in the car, so I
got the O-ring box out and found a set that fit the bill. I share their
measurements and numbers inside the video. This set worked for my Delphi
950cc injectors, FIC Bluemax 1650cc injectors and a set of stock 450cc DSM
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Common rail injection system
The injection technology used in the TGL and TGM is the most sophisticated
one: a state-of-the-art common rail injection system with vertically
positioned 7-jet injector nozzle. The latest generation of EDC7 control
units provide the controls of the system. Only this system ensures the
best-possible control of the fuel injection process. In each compression
stroke, the injection quantity can be divided into pre-injection (1) and
main injection (2). In some cases, a post-injection (3) is used. The
engines operate with an increased maximum injection pressure of more than
1,800 bar in order to reduce the soot particles inside the engine. The
engine runs extremely quietly and noise emissions are low due to the
pre-injection (1). The common rail system also supplies considerable
advantages in torque, particularly at low speeds. At all engine ratings,
the favourable progression of torque across a wide range of engine speeds
makes driving economical and requires very few gear shifts.
How to clean a throttle body and Idle air control valve (iac)
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In this video demonstration, I show how to get to, remove, clean, and
replace the throttle body and idle air control motor (aka IAC) on a 4.2l
ford motor. This procedure is the same for any fuel injected vehicle.
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The vans require removal of alot more stuff just to access the throttle
A dirty IAC can cause a rough idle. A dirty throttle body can harm
performance and cause rough engine operation.
When the throttle body or iac is removed a new gasket must be used to
properly seal the connection to the intake.
GM idle air motors are generally mounted on the throttle body and can be
cleaned without removal from the throttle body. This means one less gasket
and a lesser chance of creating a vacuum leak.
The ford throttle body had a note on it that said it was not to be cleaned
because the coating on the throttle blade might be damaged. Thats fine for
a new car but that has to be disregarded when working on something that has
some miles on it.
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MAF - Mass Air Flow sensor - Monitors the amount of air the engine is
IAT - Intake Air Temperature - Measures the temperature of the air the
engine is intaking.
IAC - Idle air control - Controls the amount of air the engine is intaking
while it is idling.
Throttle body - Responsible for regulating flow of air into the engine as
you press the gas pedal.
TPS - Throttle position sensor - Tells the computer how far you are opening
the blade in the throttle body so it can add more fuel to compensate the
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How To Quick Clean a Throttle Body
Ecotec 2.4L - Removing the top engine cover,
- Quick clean on the throttle body,
- Reinstall top cover
Car used in this video 2008 Malibu.
This procedure cannot be done like this on newer electronically controlled
throttle systems; otherwise, it may require re-calibration of the ECU
If you DO NOT have a manually controlled linkage cable from the accelerator
pedal on your vehicle, DO NOT attempt this procedure.
Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge this video is accurate. I am in no
way responsible for any occurance resulting from following the instructions
in this video.
DIY: Clean Fuel Injectors, Get Better MPG, Get More Horsepower with Seafoam
In this video tutorial, we show how to clean out your fuel injectors, get
better mileage and more horse power using Seafoam. This is a fairly safe
method, but we are not responsible for any harm done to your car.
To clean your fuel injectors, you want to add half a can to a full can of
Sea Foam into your gas tank after performing this procedure.
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New Year's Eve Hyundai Teardown
It goes like this. One of the best friends I've ever had built this car
from junk parts. He said it best, "it was built from literally a box of
scraps". It ran an 13.2 in the quarter mile using no aftermarket
performance parts of any kind. That quarter mile time was limited by
traction. I know this car had more in it, but I never managed to get it to
stick before encountering this.
More on this build...
The proper bolts were not always available, but the builder knows isht from
Shinola. Even though this engine defies all engineering logic from
Mitsubishi, the builder knew what would work and what would not. Budget
was of the most primary of his concerns, and it shows at every turn, and
it's what brought us to the kind of failure we find in this video.
I asked him what bearings he used. He said, "...the least expensive ones I
could find. Picture Aluglides. Now picture generic Aluglides. I paid
half-as-much for those bearings as I would for generic Aluglides.
Bolt too long? Put a nut on it and shorten it. Oil pan too close to the
pickup? Hammer a big dent in it to make clearance for it. Wrong water
pipe? Put a brass hardware store tee in the line to tap a turbo coolant feed. Forget buying ARP's, this is
an all-standard re-used factory fastenere'd no-oil-squirter .030"-overbore
6-bolt with the cut-off balance shaft mod. It's using a small combustion
chamber head off of a 1.6L Mirage with a 2.0L non-turbo block. The plug wires are used. The
radiator hoses were used. Everything but the head gasket came from a junk
car. The FWD turbo gearbox is from my
150,000 mile old Plymouth Laser that donated the block to the Colt. This
is one of the most amusing cars I've ever wrapped my fingers around because
of these kinds of character-building attributes. Nevermind that the
chassis has less than 70,000 miles on it (not bad for a '92), it's just
that it's built without using any new parts. Parts were substituted when
they were not available, and it's ridiculously powerful.
Thank you Jamie. You discovered your answer. I'm happy to help. I'll be
changing some things like the oil pan bolts, bearing quality, some of the
plumbing and fixing a few wiring harness problems, but I'm not changing
anything else if I can avoid it. This car was never intended to have
anything upgraded to deliver raw power, and I'll do my best to keep it that
way, replacing and restoring what failed so that we can keep pushing these
generic non-turbo .030" over pistons to
the limit. Apparently, 24 PSI from a 14b is not enough.
In the meantime, my diagnosis is that excessive oil pressure lead to the
breakdown of the #1 bearing. After all, it's the 1st bearing in-line in
the oil system on the main gallery. It's the most isolated from clutch
harmonics, yet it was the one that spun. The #1 bearing supplies the oil
pump. The teardrop on the head is nearly gone from head resurfacing, and
this is a no-balance-shaft no-oil-squirter block. I think high oil
pressure is why it falls on its face above 6000 rpms. There's a
restriction upstream from the lifters and they deflate at high RPMs, losing
lift. I'll fix it. I've got the parts.