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Old 03-12-2010, 05:25 AM
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specisl tools needed? GP and injectors

My Chilton manual says I need 3 special tools to replace glow plugs and injectors.Local Ford garage says they have them but are not allowed to sell them to me as I am not a dealer.2 of the tools are used to unplug the wires, the other is a Snapon tool to unbolt the injector. My 6.0 is a late 2004 so has the same injectors as the 2005 and up I been told. Do I need the special tools? And if so, where the hell can I buy them? Snapon shows up once a week here so I can run them down I think.Anyone have part numbers for the tools and a source?
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:44 AM
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I just realized this is a out a 6.0 but on 7.3s you need no special tools.
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You don't need any of them necessarily. The glow plug harness removal tool is the most useful so you don't damage the harness trying to get it out of the rocker box. You can use a socket to push the injector plug through the rocker housing and the snap on tool is just a torx socket with a long shaft so that you get a good bite on the injector hold-down bolt. You can get it out with a regular torx socket just make sure you have a good bite or you will strip the head. When you get the valve cover off you can pry the glow plug harness out from inside the valve cover.
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:52 PM
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The torx is a #30,if your changing the right side injectors you need one around 3 1/2 in long. The tool for glowplug harness is well recommended. To remove the injector harness from the rocker box Ford actually show either the tool or a 19mm chrome 12 point socket in the factory manual. I made one from a suitable piece of tube.
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The torx is a #30,if your changing the right side injectors you need one around 3 1/2 in long. The tool for glowplug harness is well recommended. To remove the injector harness from the rocker box Ford actually show either the tool or a 19mm chrome 12 point socket in the factory manual. I made one from a suitable piece of tube.
Thanks, thats kinda what I thought, if I took a bit of care I could bluff with standard tools. I got a Torx set and a wire feed, bet I can make it happen!
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To restate be carefull of the harness disconnect a socket works ok but do not get radical. The torx bit is available from Snap-on Matco and even some of the auto parts houses. OTC tools also. Be shure the bit is seated well or it will strip/ then ur screwed.
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made a glow plug harness tool out of a piece of tubing and a flat washer. a bit of welding, grinding, and cussing and I got a tool that pops the wires off ok.Couldnt find a long torx yet, but have an extra torx screwdriver I can weld a socket on to, maybe braze it so I dont ruin the temper.Living in a small town means you cant just go buy something, but it does make ya a bit more adaptable, lol
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