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HPOP Oil Discharge Tube - Early 2004
Hi Everyone - new member to this community, but have found great info here so thank you to you all!
Dealer diagnosed a bad HPOP on my early 04 6.0. I was only getting 350psi...so not enough to fire the injectors. Thing just stalled while driving. Dealer had control of the IPR with thier diagnostic system, and air leakdown did not five any obviouse results. They recomend new pump and ipr. With that I decided not to drop over 2k at the dealer.
I towed it home to fix myslef & have the HPOP out. Not Fun...didn't know I could bend in all those positions. Anyway, noticed that the IPR oring was pinched when the previous owner had it installed years ago, so not sure if that could account for a drop in pressure after all this time? I also found some small metal debri on the screen...but not enough to block it....I don't think?
So this leads me to my first two questions....
1) Is it likely that the pinched oring is the cause of my pressure drop....maybe not needing a HPOP?
2) Where would this small metal debri come from? The ball is still in the pump, and nothing looks obviouse to me.
As I was removing the pump, I removed the two bolts holding the discharge tube on the top of the pump and it simply swivels to the left to allow for clarence to remove the pump.
That leaves me to my last two questions...
3) Should it be this loose, or should it be snug & difficult to move? I'm not familiar with this configuration, so I want to make sure this is not the area of pressure loss before I put it all back together.
4) Before I pull that discharge tube out of there as well to inspect and replace any orings, how is it actually connected & how do you remove it without damaging it? Should I even bother?
Thanks for help! Jim