thanks for your input tuffty. once i have it built back up again il do some logging to try and determine the health of the fuel pump. i had hoped i would have one of these freak fuel pumps like reesy and prawn have that happily fuel for over 350hp. ahhh well as for the injectors, if anyone knows anywhere that can test them appropriately id definately get it done just for closure. thanks for taking the time to read it buddy. Its not been much of a build as such until now, and with this catastrophy i can literally build the thing back up i've considered a whole new engine if its cheap enough. However, i literally only need the block. and maybe the crank that goes with it. I have pistons, rods, head, bearings spare that i was planning to rebuild with anyway. So buying a whole new engine is kind of unnecesary, and a pain in terms of logistics/storage/moving on. There is a truly awesome ASN member that has a block for me if this one is scrap. and that person will get my buggered one for their stroker plans as part of payment. thankyou for your offer mate. its great to know you can come on here and have so many people offer advice and help sort such big problems out. as a general update. il get plenty of pictures on sunday when im back with the car. inspecting all my fueling hardware, although im pretty sure everything is ok as i dismantled the engine. Il also check the resistance on the injectors to see if they are all uniform.