Sync and Janj were magnificient with the DIY, with Aamir bhai "monitoring" and I trying to be the 'chota' handing the required tools to the experts.
The left side injector rail was opened and the 4 injectors were taken out, washed clean and reinserted. With the great mutton karahi in our stomachs we managed to do all the hard work with a smile.
By 1 am we had fitted the injectors back in and we moved out of Saleem bhai's shop. inJun was not 100% but all the cleaning and the long DIY had made it better. At least it was back on 8 cylinders.
He told us about this Nomal Road, which was better than KKH and also a short cut to get closer to Hunza. He again showed great hospitality and continued to lead the way on his CJ5 amid a sleeping but law enforcement personal flooded at that hour, Gilgit.
Keeping our fingers crossed, we were about to exit Gilgit and at the last check post where this sign was displayed boldly
"yahan gari khari karna sakht mana hai"
right under this sign board inJun decided to die again
The tension level was at its peak at that moment. The personal at the check post were alarmed and confused when Saleem bhai walked up to them and explained the situation. Still we didn't waste time and pulled the tow strap out and towed inJun away from the post and back towards the shop.
inJun had never been towed before ! and Janj didn't like the idea of towing it now. So a half a kilometer back from the check post, right on the road side, we stopped again and opened the front hood.
One injector was leaking fuel like a fountain !
An attempt to crank the engine would bring out a loud 'clunk', indicating engine seizure!
Scared, we took the oil dip stick out to find that there was no oil left in the engine. We topped it up again, gave the battery life support from XJ and tried again. Luckily it came back to life. Allah ka shukar !!! the engine did not seize.
It was pointless going forward, so we moved back to the shop and decided to pitch our camps for the night in Saleem bhai's workshop. Sleep the night and complete the DIY in the morning.