You can find inexpensive injectors new ONLINE if you look for them. They also can typically have better fuel atomization which can be very beneficial to the overall operation of the engine and can be just as good quality. "Siemens Deka" are an example.
I can get used locally for next to nothing like pretty much anyone in the US can. I'll offer advice if I think it'll save somebody some money. If it was a carb with 256k miles, I'd say rebuild or replace depending on rarity and condition. With injectors that have THAT many miles, why throw away $88+ just to hear they'll need cleaned or rebuilt, or have one (or more) that can fail at any moment thereafter, which will add more $$$ to overall cost when it'd been cheaper to just have gone the other route to begin with? Not to mention injectors are NOT serviceable by normal mechanics. He'd be better off running kerosene through it in a stand-alone scenario (out of the car) and eyeing the pattern, googling a known "good" pattern, then going from there. Chances are he'll get scammed and handed back injectors with NOTHING done to them, or get pitched he'll need replacements or "repairs" to them where they'll go and get a junk yard set for $20, throw his away, and give him the bone yard injectors for an inflated price. No idea why you are calling me out on this, but come on.
So, aftermarket made in china injectors are more reputable than companies that offer flow testing and cleaning??? Come on...Why are you calling me out?? jk
But seriousy, any injectors I could buy new for less than testing.....I would not trust to be of the quality of O.E.
Brand new O.E. injectors from subaru are around $100 bucks each last time I checked for that engine.
And it's not true that almost anyone can get next to nothing injectors. And if you are so against "used" injectors that "can fail at any time" then why would you recommend running ones off a junkyard engine, with no clue as to their condition? Untested? That can't be a better option than testing and ultrasonic cleaning.
You seem to be saying opposite things......What the heck is wrong with him testing his injectors? I send out injectors for testing and cleaning all the time......any time I have to replace a valve in a head just to make sure it wasn't caused by a lean condition. Mostly on turbo cars.
Do you have any proof that those kinda deals are even available to him for this engine? I searched and came up with nothing for that application.