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HI Chris,

Why not give him a call?

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Has anyone had luck contacting the fuel injector man? I have emailed him a few times with zero response.


I emailed him about 2 weeks ago the day after sending 6 of my 12 injectors out to him.  He got right back to me.  Unfortunately, it was to tell me he was 2 weeks out from even looking at Etec injectors, and he is slammed.

I emailed him yesterday to see if he had a chance to get to them, but I haven't heard back yet. 

I think he is just real busy.  Calling might be your best option. 

I'm just hoping I can get my injectors back fairly soon in time to re-install and test run before I have to cover the boat for snow!
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I always try email first if I'm not in a rush, and I'm not. I have an injector I recently changed out so I wanted to see if they could clean it so I could reuse it in the future if needed. I saved the software when I replaced it so if I want to install it again I can load the software as if it were a new injector.

I'll give him a call I guess. Thanks, good to know he is still in operation.

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I'm in the same boat as ScarabChris.  I had an injector go out this year (fuel injector failure is rare on any other outboard but quite common on Etecs).  Anyhow, I replaced it but still have the old one and would like to have it serviced as a "hot spare" for when the next one craps out.  Apparently the fuel injector man is pretty busy though.
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Failed injectors unrelated to external factors is rare. He services all injectors so with today's fuel's I am betting he is busy.
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Huey,

Apparently there is a guy in Caboolture that built a rig to clean ETec injectors. My local shop was telling me about it this morning. I'll see what info I can dig up................

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Let us know what you find mate.
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I heard back from Injectorman, and my injectors are now on their way back to me - exactly when he said they would be at 2 wks.  I am hoping to get them re-installed and do a test run this coming weekend!  He may be busy, but 2 weeks isn't a bad turn around, and he does what he says he will. 

My bro-in-law just got his injectors back for his Yamaha F60 w/ the reports as well.  One showed a 10% gain, while the others were around 3%. 

I'll report back on if the cleaning makes a noticeable difference...
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Are they actually failed injectors or just dirty? I do tend to agree that this appears to be a somewhat frequent complaint about our motors.

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I'm in the same boat as ScarabChris.  I had an injector go out this year (fuel injector failure is rare on any other outboard but quite common on Etecs).  Anyhow, I replaced it but still have the old one and would like to have it serviced as a "hot spare" for when the next one craps out.  Apparently the fuel injector man is pretty busy though.
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Again see my reply in post 35, actual TRUE faulty injectors are RARE, even more so in the last fair few years. I can not think off the top of my head when the last time I needed to replace an injector that had failed without outside reasons. Dale at fuelinjectorman could tell stories of all injectors needing cleaning and if not cleaned properly failure rates would rise.
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I'd agree w/ Huey.  I sent my injectors in specifically b/c of a water in fuel episode(s).  My brother in law I mentioned has had more injector issues with his Yamaha F60 than I have heard about in most engines & types.  I think he has been getting junk in his fuel, or a tank issue or fuel line issue.  He has been going thru each part of his fuel system, and is close to fully resolve now.  The injectors over-all are impressively reliable - it's what/how you feed them that mostly causes the issues.

I just got my injectors back from Dale w/ the report.  They all tested out good.  1 saw a 0% flow improvement, 4 saw a 2.44% improvement, and 1 (#4) saw a 5% improvement.  I will re-install and hopefully test this weekend to see if the cleaning resolves my rough 1200-1800rpm issue. 
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Are they actually failed injectors or just dirty? I do tend to agree that this appears to be a somewhat frequent complaint about our motors.
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I'm in the same boat as ScarabChris.  I had an injector go out this year (fuel injector failure is rare on any other outboard but quite common on Etecs).  Anyhow, I replaced it but still have the old one and would like to have it serviced as a "hot spare" for when the next one craps out.  Apparently the fuel injector man is pretty busy though.


Mine is actually failed.  The cylinder that it was on wasn't running and the plug was wet.  I talked with a local Etec mechanic that I trust and we decided that the nozzle probably came loose and it was just dumping fuel.  He says he sees it occasionally.

I took it apart, cleaned it, and put it back together.  I would prefer to have it professionally serviced and tested to know it was good to put on the shelf as a spare.
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On my 2010 E-Tec 90 outboard with 274 hours (90% @ idle while trolling), the cone filter was clogged sufficiently to restrict the return fuel flow. This caused the fuel pressure to rise significantly and the fuel pump overheated, drawing too much current. I cleaned the filter and the pump output returned to normal but the pump still drew too much current triggering a trouble code and putting the engine into 'limp mode'. Because of the clogged cone filter, I had to replace the fuel pump! After this, I inspect the cone filter at least annually.
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