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Old 08-26-2011, 11:04 AM
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help with injector removal

So I am going replace all of my injectors since the local Dealership diagnosed my poor running 04 Excursion. This is my first 6.0 major fix and cannot afford to have the dearship do the injectors. I am a pretty good mechanic and have a full shop even though it is a hobby and not my profession.

I've got the drivers side apart and have moved to the passengers side and am tired of staring at the last three valve cover bolts hidden away. Is there a secret to getting those suckers out? No room to work, no room for sockets and I am getting pissed just thinking about putting them back in even if I do get them out. I can't believe I need to take out all of the air conditioning crap to get to this side, but DO I? I'm hoping some of you more experienced 6.0 guys can steer me in the right direction and save me some time and aggravation.

I'm planning to put in a set of Warren Diesel 155's with 30% nozzles, a 4 in exhaust, EGR bypass and a set of guages. A custom tune as well and I am expecting my old strong running Excursion to be back in good form again. Anything I'm missing? or anything you more experienced 6.0 guys would recommend. I'd prefer not to learn all of this stuff the hard way.

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Old 08-26-2011, 01:25 PM
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I use a gear wrench with a swivel head for those ones, and i will slide a 1/4" drive socket on the furthest one back. its a pia!!! Next time I do injectors I am going to pull the passenger side tire off, put it on a jack stand and pull the wheel well out. Then there is much easier access to the bottom row of valve cover bolts.
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Look at my list of mods for a good strong Ex, get an Edge Insight it is a very valuable tool when trouble shooting problems. Also get the EAS EGT probe and the 0-100psi kit, fuel pressure is EXTREMELY important for a 6.0. Are you doing any fuel system upgrades for those 155's?
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I did look over your mod list and will price out your stuff for my Excursion as well. I had not planned any fuel pressure mods as no one had mentioned it to me up to now. Do you like your MagnaFlow exhaust? Several others have mentioned a loud drone with some exhaust systems and I'm wondering how yours is, especially under load?

If you could start from scratch would you do anything different? I'm on a tight budget, but my Excursion is important to my family for hauling wood, hauling our 32 ft travel trailer and just generall getting around. I need a good running Excursion!

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Get the 6.4 banjos and the updated fuel pressure spring kit from ford, at the least. Then get a fuel pressure gauge or you could kill your injectors, $300 insurance vs the cost of another set of injectors. If your fuel pressure is still dipping below 45psi at full throttle, time to upgrade the fuel pump and maybe to a regulated return.

The magnaflow still had some drone pulling 10k in the mountains, I would say get any turbo back you like and throw on an aeroturbine muffler to kill the drone more. When I am just hauling the kids around the drone is almost unnoticeable.

If you can't afford a powermax turbo I would say get a batmowheel for your stock turbo to keep the egt's down when pulling that trailer.
Is your truck studded yet?


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If you can't afford a powermax turbo I would say get a batmowheel for your stock turbo to keep the egt's down when pulling that trailer.
Is your truck studded yet?
Get a what??
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I would definently check fuel pressure or you may be replacing them again down the road. Low fuel pressure and dirty oil are typically what causes the injectors to go out.

Also im not sure if the ac box is different from the trucks but i took the side of the heater box off and had plenty of room to get everything done. Just take the heat shield loose and bend it out of the way and theres maybe 6 1/4" screws holding it on. Be patient it will come out with some fineese. haha
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