Hmm, who would have thunk that people would actually find the Actyon attractive...
The Actyon, original Kyron and the multi paper bagger Rodius are what have been keeping buyers out of the showroom, and sending Ssangyong into deep financial doo doo.
I am actually a Ssangyong new Kyron owner, and I really like the quality of the product and the value for money it represents, considering the Merc technology powering them along.
However Ssangyong, you need to move quickly to get those U-G-L-Y models replaced so that ordinary folk won't be afraid to come into your showrooms.
I brought a Ssangyong Actyon Sport 2008 second hand. Liked the look, good specs, cheaper than other utes of same year and k's (126,000).
But after four weeks, the glow plug light came on. Took it to be looked at (glow plugs need replacing). Two plugs seized in the head, the head had to be removed to machine them out, and then put the head back on.
No 4 injector now not working, and yes seized in the head. They got half of it out, but the head had to come of again, so it could be machined out also.
6k later, and still three other injectors stuck in the head, but still working at this stage. I think I have bought a lemon.
But at the same time, across the road, another Ssangyong with the exact same problem. Is this a coincidence, or are there a lot more lemons out there?
Yep, I am just doing an injector seal job on a 07 Actyon, and yep, one injector is stuck. In fact it has come apart, so the next step is to take the head off! Beware! Actually you could say you get what you pay for, but looking at it from a more proactive point of view, maybe every 40 000 km's have the injector seals replaced? Plus remove, test and anti-seize the glow plugs.
An automotive technician.
Carrying on from the above thread, I managed to remove the seized injectors without removing the head with a small slide hammer (easily made with a steel rod, a good size gudgeon pin to slide and some hub nuts (off an old Mazda 323 rear stub axle) which fit on the top of the injector, same thread), although after cleaning up and refitting injectors with new seals and stretch bolts, it took forever to bleed the air out of the system. Had to disconnect the IMV valve at the back of the high pressure pump and crank the engine (this gives the rail full pressure (note, not a job for the home handy man; 1600 bar. That's around 23000 psi!! Actually full pressure with the valve disconnected was 1800 bar).
Any how, after getting it going, number 3 injector was not working as it should, so I replaced it with a new one, had it coded, the truck was still very much down on power. Long story short, I ended up having to replace number 2 injector as well. Also a note, they self learn, the coding makes them work perfectly, but to be honest, you probably could not tell the difference.
Moral of the story, if any injectors are seized badly in the head, slide hammer them out, and replace them with new ones from Ssangyong.
I have been told that the glow light on will not cause any problems with the driving of the car. Would you agree?
I agree, for diesel it's pretty quiet...
My name is Martin. 081 353 8530. I would like to know where you bought the injectors and how much did it cost? I am in JHB. Was it new or second hand?
My 2006 Kyron has the plug failure light on all the time... my mechanic hooked up the diagnostic and told me that it that showed that all the plugs had failed. Fortunately this guy is not a money making crook and said that was just not possible.. The car starts first time even at zero degrees. If it works, just ignore it.. Cheers Geoff.
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