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Old 07 July 2015, 05:08   #1
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Cleaning injectors

Hi, I was wondering how hard it is to clean the injectors of a 4 stroke Yamaha 115.

Is it a job for professionals or could it be done at home. I am no mechanic but trying to learn how to do some tasks myself rather than having to go to a mechanic every time.

In short, could I cause lots of damage by taking them off, cleaning and putting them back on? Is there anything I should know about before doing it?

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Old 07 July 2015, 06:33   #2
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It's a specialist job; leave them alone! You can brake them as they are tighten to a specific torque, you will not be able to open them as that's for the specialist. You could clean them in a ultra-sone bath, if you have that. You need new gaskets and rings at instalment.

The only thing you can do is add special cleaning stuff (loads of them about) in your petrol, even fill your filter with the stuff and let the engine run on it. That will do the job. Period.
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Old 07 July 2015, 10:30   #3
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I just use a fuel additive/injector cleaner every now and then (when I remember.) I bought a bunch of the Yamaha stuff (Ring Free) when the boat was new; it gets a dose in the fuel every third or fourth fill-up.

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Old 07 July 2015, 13:07   #4
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Does the injector cleaner really work if they are a bit gummed up or is it more of a preventative treatment?
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Old 07 July 2015, 14:24   #5
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Take them into your Yamaha dealer. They will send them toYamaha uk and they will clean them and check them properly.
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How much are new injectors to buy?
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Old 09 July 2015, 01:33   #7
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Does the injector cleaner really work if they are a bit gummed up or is it more of a preventative treatment?
Supposedly both, but that's from the advertising. Dunno.

Is there a specific problem you're addressing, or what?

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What's the problem with them ? Ie blocked
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There's a lot of how should I phrase this.... "media" around injectors.

Wots your problem? Many computer analytics blame the injector when the problem is just a dodgy electrical connection to said gubbinry....

Sometimes just dis & re connecting will cure it.
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Old 10 July 2015, 06:12   #10
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They are partially blocked due to some small particals in some bad fuel. It runs fine at low revs but anything over 10knts the revs increase but there is no more power/speed.

My boat mechanic is coming on Monday to sort them out. I will watch what he does so will know what to do if there is a next time (hopefully not)
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