Down but not out.
10 July 2010 | Port Angeles, WA
Above center is the culprit...no leaking when I took this picture of course!
Well, the verdict is in...the "weeping" itsy-bitsy leak coming out of the throttle positioning pin on the fuel injector pump spells bad news no matter how you look at it. It's not normally a thing DIY'rs mess with.
Our plan to leave here in a couple of days just got pushed back. We either have to send our pump in for repairs/rebuild (I heard estimates between $100 and $700 depending on who you listen to and as long as two weeks time)...or..find a new or re-conditioned pump and exchange for ours (still in the neighborhood of $500-$800). Of course these are the most expensive part of the motor...but fortunately, ours looks relatively easy to remove and replace.
With the exception of groceries, parts, and distance to any main sevices, we're in a pretty good place. While we're here maybe we can take advantage and get some other important stuff done and even attach our monitor windvane...whatever that is.
Further posts as things get updated.