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Old 03-09-2013, 01:47 PM
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Well I guess its my turn. Been very fortunate up to this point with my 6.0 (135k) with only having to replace the ficm. Been running a little rough lately when taking off from light so changed oil and fuel filters (motorcraft). Didnt change anything. Checked fuel pressure, 45 at idle. Did blue spring upgrade and now have 60. Guess I waited to long to do it and now have 3 injectors 3, 5 and 8 falling out like -103. I need advice on how to go about this. Rebuild my injectors stock? upgrade? where to purchase them from? What eles should be done while its tore down? I consider myself mechanically inclined and am tempted to tackle this myself, not sure yet but approx how much would (should) a shop charge? How long does it take? Almost feel nauseous knowing my truck is down. Thanks in advance
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Changing your own injectors isn't that hard. You shouldnt have any problems. Because the failing injectors are on both banks, your time will be a little longer because you have to pull both valve covers. Most owners recommend Alliant or Ford reman injectors. Low fuel pressure is an injector killer, so monitor your fuel pressure often, a cab gauge would be a good route also.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:27 AM
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Here's a good video to show you whats all involved.

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Old 03-10-2013, 01:07 PM
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How about upgraded injectors? Was looking on River City and see the 155,180 190 cc inject.? How much bigger than stock can I go Im running 03 turbo @ this time. Are they good to deal w/? Wanna do the head bolts also. Should I replace the head gaskets?
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If your gonna do studs then yes, I'd suggest OEM gaskets as well. Your entering into a whole new monster by doing studs though. Injector size depends on what you want to see out of the truck.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:26 PM
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I dont tow daily, I do pull a 8k boat in the summer but the boat ramp is about 10-15 mins from home and a 7k trailer trailer the most we travel is a hour or so. Ive seen where teh fuel can be controlled decently through a good tune when towing. I only want to do this ONCE and dont want any regrets. I would like to have more power/ speed but not to total extreme (needs to be a daily driver). I need to move on this immediately and dont want to miss anything, Also Can I buy everything as a WHOLE kit. Head gaskets, bolts, injectors, egr delete, oil cooler and SCt scanner
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Considering what your using the truck for, I recommend stock injectors with an Atlas 40 or 80 FICM tune, and a Street or Towing tune for the PCM. If you studded the truck you could go for some even more powerful tunes without taking a big hit on MPG. Thats just my opinion, some other folks may have some more info and input that may justify larger injectors.
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