Off-the-shelf test fluids
may seem substantially cheaper at first, but for the sake of the
exercise, let's do a comparison here to see what it's really costing.
Test Fluid: The injector test fluid is recycled and filtered.
The average amount of injector test fluid used to carry out the service is
approximately 15ml per injector. This allows for spillage and the amount
consumed during backflushing (on machines that have a backflusher). One
millilitre of Injectron costs around a cent, so total cost per injector
is around 15 cents per
are various cheap solvents and white spirits being sold off as test fluid,
some may be as little as half the price of Injectron. This may sound
substantial, but it represents a saving
of around just 7 or
8 cents in the cost to service each injector. We've already
mentioned that wrong diagnosis, especially in leak down testing, can
occur using the wrong type of fluids. For the sake of a few cents per
much is your reputation really
worth? Is it worth the risk? Investing in a quality test
fluid is an investment in your reputation. Worth considering before
purchasing your next batch of injector test fluid.