Fuel Rail recall done in 99, still leaks every cold winter..
Hello - first post, long time reader, couldn't quite find this exact situation in another thread..
old school 1993 Intrepid 3.3L, 127K, fuel rail recall done 1/99
A dangerous fuel spray/leak from around the manifold area (pass side) pops up whenever there's a cold morning out. I took it by the dealer when it started two winters ago, but of-course it never did it while there. Nothing was ever done, and the problem seemed to disappear (I still am suspicious if they fixed something without telling me then)
It started again this past winter. I took it to the dealer and they saw it first hand this time. They ended up replacing 1 Injector, and had all the O-Rings replaced. I had to pay all costs for this because the dealer said it could not possibly be the rail since they already did it. It did seem to be okay for some time after that.. They did "inspect" the rail, but quickly ruled it out.
But, with the cold, the problem is back again this winter. Gas seems to be spraying out in a mist form, from the pass. side of the manifold again. I can't quite tell where exactly it's coming from, but it looks the same as all the other times..
If this is indeed a fuel rail problem, would this be covered twice? I've read conflicting posts on this subject.. Would these O-Rings go bad so soon? A different leaky injector?
I just wanted to get another opinion on this before I take it back to get looked at - I always feel like I get the run-around at this place, and I'd definitely like it to take it somewhere different than where I am taking it. Problem is the next closest dodge service center is 2 hours away .//.
Thanks a lot for the help