Good News I'm still running! Been to Uluru and King's Canyon.(edit)
Ooh a big Rock
Opal is a Fuel, a type of budget petrol with all the additives removed. Apparently, and I'm not kidding here, its to stop the Aborigines sniffing it.
I mean the petrol stations lock the premium or non opal fuel pumps.
What they don't say is even the pumps that don't say "Opal" often are. Nobody told me "don't use opal in a fuel injected car". And when they did I didn't realise that what I was putting in was opal. Now I know better.
Van was running bloody awful yesterday morning. However despite running rougher and being unhappy its burning 25% less fuel. And I've driven some 500 Km's like that. I do hope it starts cos I'm 300km's from the road to nowhere.
Lets hope it starts, its now on about 30% proper fuel trouble is I've a gerry can of opal as well. And yes its the opal that killed my injector o rings, keeping my in Alice, costing me 400 dollars and causing trouble with the engine. Yesterday morning I finally sorted my high Idle problem. I found the cable from the throttle control box to the engine management system and re connected it.
I'm praying that the 450km's of running with half my engine management computer disconnected (along with the the 3 other pipes and the bolt the garage missed that I found before the trip) that it will be ok today. It did run all yesterday.
The garage had already left off several other bits before even the indecent listed above. Including a hose clamp that emptied my radiator all over the road. I've been told that mechanics in Alice are cowboys, by 2 people now. True, too true. and too late.
All because of opal fuel? Most likely.
Please be ok van.
Time to decide on the future. One be concious pay mechanics etc. or Two drive it till it drops and abandon it?
You've all heard of Uluru, Picture Gallery when I have more bandwidth. To Kings Canyon...