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Heads up to all - Installed new injectors and fuel regulator in Betty, '96 4.0 69K, less than five hours run time later engine seized solid. The new fuel regulator was allowing fuel to pass, actually to be pumped, through its' vacuum line into the plenum. Checking the oil level it had doubled above the full mark from the additional petrol. I suppose just because a part is new don't expect it to be without fault. Engine still needs to be pulled and torn down but suspect the fuel at such a level in the sump washed the bearings and crank clean. I'll consider it good fortune If all that is needed is a crank and bearings.
 

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I suppose just because a part is new don't expect it to be without fault.
If this is the cause of a Siezed Engine I think I would be having a few Choice Words with the people that supplied the Defective Part to find out what they intend doing about it. I wouldn,t take "Nothing" for a Answer either.

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I will pursue the issue best I can. What I've learned in looking from various posts is that the reputation of the manufacturer / wholesaler is questionable. The parts are produced by a UK company and distrtibuted worldwide as OEM and aftermarket. On a UK LR forum many of the posts indicated a refusal to purchase parts produced by the particular company citing immediate failure or a minimal service life and need for replacement. I wish I could say that I'm surprised about the lack of quality but I'm not as the decline has been constant in my experience over the last 10 ~ 20 years particularly with UK parts brands. Quite sad actually.
 

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I wish I could say that I'm surprised about the lack of quality but I'm not as the decline has been constant in my experience over the last 10 ~ 20 years particularly with UK parts brands. Quite sad actually.
Part can be made anywhere and fail, trust me when I say its a mine field out there siffting through the fong kong junk vs
quality EU/USA stuff, Im in the trade of repairing vehicles, 4X4 HGVs etc and it drives me dilly when part guys say its a good
make from fong kong land.............

Lucky for you in the UK there is the DTI
Here its pump action shotgun cocked and ready along with a baseball bat or 2 and Im not joking cos parts guys havnt a
clue what its like to use junk and how long it last or does other damage
 
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