Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Ponca City
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Tear down pictures
I decided to tear down the passenger side this weekend.
1. Disconnected the batteries, removed the passenger one to make more room.
2. Unplugged the glow plug module and tied the wires back toward the center of the engine to get them out of the way.
3. Removed the glow plug module bracket hold down nuts and got that out of the way, along with the oil fill tube.
4. Removed the inner fender apron.
5. Removed the valve cover bolts, accessing the back ones on the bottom by reaching up under the passenger front tire with a 12 mm end wrench.
6. Removed the valve cover and the T30 bolts that hold down the high pressure oil rail. There's about 1" of room between the top of bolt head and the evaporator box on the back 2 bottom bolts. For these I used a T30 screwdriver bit. I placed it in the head of the bolt, then put the closed end of a 1/4" end wrench over the bit to turn it. Once they busted loose I was able to use my fingers to remove them the rest of the way.
7. Removed the back plug on the rail that holds the stand pipe in place. It tried to pull the stand pipe out too and was kind of a tight fit. I ended up CAREFULLY slipping a small flathead screwdriver in the gap and turned it sideways in order to get the plug to come loose from the stand pipe.
8. Removed the high pressure oil rail and stand pipe.
Once I had everything neatly placed on a towel on my tailgate, I took the dummy plug out of the front end of the rail, as well as the other plugs to inspect all of the O rings. Sure enough, the bottom O ring on the dummy plug had a big marred spot on it. I am hoping this was my no-start hot problem. Monday when I get off work I'm going to Ford to order the O rings that go on both plugs and the stand pipe. I figure i'll replace them all while it's tore down. I wish I had the money to buy 4 new injectors at this time too, but that will have to wait. As for the injectors that are in it now, I don't guess pulling them out would do any good. Would it be smart to replace the O rings on them too? Any suggestions or comments are welcomed.