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    Quote Originally Posted by MitsiExpress View Post
    thank you for all the assistance.

    I did get my Mitsi Van back "completely fixed" - 6 days after dropping it off. With a total cost of $741.00.

    *Basically the first injector was faulty & remained open - which was flooding the cylinder.
    *Also the petrol was apparently stale.
    *New fuel filter was needed
    *the injectors were cleaned & replaced.
    *Apparently 5hours worth of labour was involved.

    This problem, has cost me over $1200 to fix, when I think possibly a good mechanic would have found the cause for a lot less.

    I could have got my timing belt replaced for this excessive price.
    I guess there are no good mechanics out my way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmagna View Post
    Seems you need a new mechanic

    With duel fuel cars when there is a fuel issue and gas is ok first thing that should be checked is fuel system

    Doing a tune up when gas is running ok is just idiocy at its best. If plugs or leads are playing up LPG will run worse again. Hopefully there is not now damage to the motor due to the no1 cyl being constantly washed down. Get a comp test before doing anything else
    Should this problem have cost $741 ($1200) all together?
    vroom!

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    If you had presented your car here at my shop I would have asked a few questions to get an idea of how you use your gas system, ie how much on fuel, how much on gas and how long the average tank takes to go through

    From there I would have taken a fuel sample and tested that, stale fuel requires much more than just a new filter

    I would have tested in injectors from the get go, had these rectified and then if they were replaced because could not be cleaned then $741 is not too bad given that injectors are not cheap to buy, if the old ones could have all been cleaned (doubtful) then the price is still not too bad given each injector costs around the $45 to do and then labour to remove and install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MitsiExpress View Post
    Should this problem have cost $741 ($1200) all together?
    Generally cars become more expensive as they get older and develop problems like yours. The mechanic charged what he charged, only you can decide if it was a worthwhile use of your money.

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    Thank you for all the advice, it was helpful
    vroom!

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