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Old 02-05-2008, 09:50 AM   #1
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I did the Intake job this weekend and that went pretty smooth. I almost had everything back together but i had one of the injectors on the back side of the motor facing the wrong way when i put the rail back in and that cracked the connection with the rail to the injector so it was leaking fuel. So i got a junkyard rail for a few buck and it looked the same..i cleaned it up and installed it without issue. Finished hooking everything up and started the car. Ran fine as far as I could tell. I waited until the thermo opened and drew coolant down and I filled it again..didnt notice any leaks. Took it around the block and everything felt fine. It was smoking a little from the throttle body side of the motor, but i figured that was from the silicone lubricant I sprayed on some vacuum hoses in that area to help me get them attached again. I took it up the road about 5 miles and it ran fine so I called my "lifeline" and told her i was going to take it on a small stretch of highway to take it up to speed. I brought it up to about 65 and it just kinda slowly died. Then it would not start again so i called a tow. Got it back home and looked around the engine and (not sure why i picked the MAF) pulled the MAF cable. THe car started and ran rough but did not stall. I also noticed that there was liquid coming out of the FPR on top of the rail. I have never noticed wet fuel there before as I thought this was just a vapor release point that ran down the vac line to the charcoal can. So, since i was out of time and extremely frustrated..i swallowed the pride and took it to the dealer. I am awaiting their call this morning. I know you guys probably could have helped me track this down..but i just dont have the time right now to troubleshoot the car.

SIGH...I hope i didnt kill anything..

PS I kept checking the oil and it never got milky or frothy so i am pretty sure that the gasket job i did is holding...
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Bab FPR on the new rail?
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Bad FPR on the new rail?


bring your old rail into the dealer and have them swap the FPR from your original rail into the junkyard rail.
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oh yeah forgot to mention ..i did swap the guts of the fpr from the old rail to the new rail after i cleaned up the new rail..
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oh yeah forgot to mention ..i did swap the guts of the fpr from the old rail to the new rail after i cleaned up the new rail..
Sounds like you must have not got the seal right. It'* easy to miss something fiddly like that. You should have seen the mess I made when I backed the bleeder screw on my Tstat housing all the way out by accident after replacing the stat...DEX everywhere...
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You know, I really hope its something silly like that. At this point i would rather be embarrassed about something stupid than drop another 500 bucks on something serious..
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Sorry for the bad luck. Let us know what the dealers finds out.
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I will...just a bit worried..i dont want to buy a new car..i sorta like that one LOL
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Well, "silly" doesn't necessarily mean inexpensive...just wait until you see a $50,000 dollar race car blow itself sky high because someone used the wrong circlip...

Hopefully it'* just a seal a little out of shape. From your story, I'd say 95% it'* the FPR.
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hopefully..but that still means i will need a new fuel rail since the FPR is a "non-servicable" part as far as the haynes manual suggests..
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