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Old 09-15-2013, 06:05 PM Rookie

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is there an injector test once the injector has been removed?

The title says it all. I have a 2005 6.0 with 240k. Shop says I need injectors 6 and 8 (for starters). Injectors 1 and 4 are also giving a soft code. Maybe bad injectors or FICM, according to the shop. I started to take out injectors 6 and 8 and noticed that injector 6 was not plugged in. Well crap. now I have a 200 dollar injector coming I may not need plus my current injector has a 125 dollar core charge that I wont get back until I return it. But why return an ok injector. Maybe put it in a position that is actually bad. Like position 1 or 4 maybe. Hell I dont know. At this point in teardown, no prob to remove injectors. Can I test them individually and removed? Can shops do this? thank you
PS. Why can't the shop scanners tell the difference between an injector that is bad and a one that is unplugged?
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:37 PM
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While there is equipment made that will test injectors out of the engine few injection rebuild shops have them. Very exspensive I was once told by our local guy the machime was like 60k he did not get enough 6.0 injectors to be economicaly feaseable.

I did find a single injector tester from China thru a web search but it was $1200.

Most scanners will say if it is a short; open circuit but can't distinguish why it is open.
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:43 PM
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At 240k I would replace them all. If one or two goes bad and you just replace those now, you'll be back in there sooner than later doing others. With that mileage they've had a good long life. Only way I would just replace 1 or 2 is if I were getting rid of the truck.
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