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Old 02-17-2011, 12:26 PM
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How far can you drive with a stuck open injector?

I drove about 70 miles pulling a 4K lb. trailer with my #3 injector stuck open. It was smoking like hell but I had no choice, middle of nowhere with no cell service. My mechanic replaced the injector and everything seems fine. There was no fuel in the crank case. He fears I may still have a damaged piston. Whats your thoughts? Anyone ever done this? I hear these injectors fail all the time. I have about 15 miles on the truck since the repair.

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Old 02-17-2011, 12:35 PM
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If it seems to be runnig ok then I guess your OK, but I wouldn't do it again.
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Only way to know is to look, use a vidoe scope or sumthin pull out glow plug or injector and look in cylinder, you could probably melt a piston pretty easy if it runs to rich but if its running good I wouldnt worry about, maybe look in you oil next time you change it if there aint no metal in it youre probably fine.
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