the name's sam, im an international student here in melbourne currently in final year of my study, also employed full-time
i recently went car-hunting when i came across this epic 1984 skyline TI hatch l24e; 141000 km's on the clock, auto all electrics and aircon in working order. HOWEVER, i am in need of some specialty help
the car is leaking fuel at one of the injectors. it is not a massive leak, but i surmise it is something that only gets bigger and bigger - need to put a lid on it! for this and many other prospective reasons, i was wondering if anybody had the repair/service manual for the r30 l24e for sale/any tips on where i can get one for a good price? (search keywords for ebay/amazon/google/etc.??) any tips on injector repairs/replacement/cleaning etc? (maybe its just blocked but i cannot be certain myself)
this is also one of my first posts so please be gentle. i am also operating on a ridiculously short budget (int'l student) so any help at all will be great! very amateur with cars but i have the learning capacity.
Thank you very much.
Welcome aboard Sam, If you stick with it you will have yourself an excellent piece of Japanese motor engineering.
In the quick time, you are very likely to find the service manual at a Library.
Once the injectors start leaking, they are virtually a throw away item, as to dismantle and repair is a specialist job & very expensive.
You will most certainly find examples of your car in some motor wreckers (Auto Parts Recyclers) in Melbourne and a 2nd hand injector will probably sort out your problem. It would be best to take a set (6) in case some of these leak as well. A day at the wreckers is a great learning platform, as your dismantling the parts to get to the injectors without touching your own car, sort of like a trial run. Be careful with the seals when dismantling the car or cars as these are just as important as the injector itself. If you go to a wrecker, look at the bakelite insulator the injector is sitting in, as these are often cracked and broken & good 2ndhand ones are hard to find and you will find most L series 6's have broken insulators somewhere.
Cleaning the injectors properly is going to cost you about $35.00 each, at an injection specialist or auto electrician, so it might be a good idea to buy yourself a new set. You can find these on Ebay.com (thats the USA ebay) for about $200.00 set.
Cars are just a big mechano set, you take them apart and put them back together the same way and you rarely go wrong, but the trick is putting them back the same way.
Hope this helps,
Cheers & good luck,
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