Damage from wrong Injectors
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day, and he told me a story I thought you’d find useful.
He’s been working in South America where he had to rectify an expensive error from a previous engineer.
The operator is using some Detroit 16v71 engines and was experiencing issues with the engine’s timing, so they called a local company to rectify the problem.
As part of their work, they decided to change out the injectors, but unfortunately, they changed them for the wrong type!!
And this was the result:
Their original injectors were N65 Brown plate, but for some reason, the service company replaced them with white plate injectors.
They look the same and fit, but the damage they have caused to the heads and pistons is plain for all to see.
The fuel injection system is such a vital part of the engine, and not just in terms of performance, so you need to make sure this is done right.
If you’re having any work carried out with injectors make sure the part numbers are the same, or if they are being overhauled ask for the test sheet which should confirm cracking pressures and settings as a minimum.