Did I F' up my injectors? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Problems Forum Having Trouble? Post here

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-10-2009, 07:00 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Wappingers Falls, Nuyawk
Posts: 197
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Did I F' up my injectors?

A few weeks back my water in fuel light came on. Called my local dealership, they told me to crack the drain valve and let the water out. It hadn't been 10k miles on the fuel filters, so I figured they were still good. I drained the water out, about 1" in a 20oz bottle. Light came on again a few days later. I ignored it since I had planned on changing the filters out. I finally got around to changing them, they were NASTY. Put new filters in, no longer get the water in fuel light, but now I have an intermittent rough idle, surge at a stop light (SCARY) and just an over all run like crap situation. You could be cruising along, everything ok, then all of sudden, it is like I lifted off of the accelerator when my foot never moved. It has yet to stall on me or give me a trouble starting. I have since added some Diesel Clean, no improvement, and today, removed the fuel filter at the motor and added some Sea Foam up there. It seems better, hard to tell. Filters still look good. I am gonna give it a few days to see if it clears up, but I got a bad feeling some water got into the injectors. Could this be the problem? Is there a fix besides bringing it to the dealer for new ones?

Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-10-2009, 07:16 PM
lifetime member
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: jacksonville, florida
Posts: 1,642
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
sounds like you still have air in the fuel system. are the gaskets on the filters properly? are the caps cracked?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 01-11-2009, 03:56 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Wappingers Falls, Nuyawk
Posts: 197
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by nsrchofpwr View Post
sounds like you still have air in the fuel system. are the gaskets on the filters properly? are the caps cracked?
I used new "O" Rings and the caps are not cracked. In fact, it started running like crap before I even pulled the old filters to change them which is why I am leading to believe it is something more serious.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 01-11-2009, 04:02 AM
<<---"Shadow"---

 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Georgetown, SC
Posts: 5,135
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to sea71
If you havent driven much since the filters change, then the bad fuel you got that had water in it is still in your tank. You run it most of the way out and filled up again yet? Gotta give that stuff a chance to get outa there IMO.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 01-11-2009, 04:04 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Wappingers Falls, Nuyawk
Posts: 197
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by sea71 View Post
If you havent driven much since the filters change, then the bad fuel you got that had water in it is still in your tank. You run it most of the way out and filled up again yet? Gotta give that stuff a chance to get outa there IMO.
That very well could be it, I may have drove 40-50 miles since the filter change which was 2 weeks ago. I got it down to about 1/4 of a tank yesterday then filled it up. Drove maybe another 20 miles or so since. Maybe I will take a little road trip this morning.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 01-11-2009, 04:22 AM
<<---"Shadow"---

 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Georgetown, SC
Posts: 5,135
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to sea71
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcmmotorsports View Post
That very well could be it, I may have drove 40-50 miles since the filter change which was 2 weeks ago. I got it down to about 1/4 of a tank yesterday then filled it up. Drove maybe another 20 miles or so since. Maybe I will take a little road trip this morning.
I would if it were me. My bet is once the new fuel gets in there, and you get some miles on her that she will level on off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 01-11-2009, 06:09 AM
Emergency Services

 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Beeville, TX
Posts: 1,489
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
According to Ford, it takes 100ml (3oz) of water in the water separator to make the light *come on*. That's not even enough to make it quit. You had no where near that. There is a known issue with the water in fuel lights on these 6.0's. There is a TSB about it somewhere. I think you have a bigger issue that just happened to be at the same time as the water in fuel light.

Dirty filters is not good. That puts a horrible strain on your fuel pump. I think more likely than water in your injectors is damaged fuel pump.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 01-17-2009, 11:03 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Carthage IL
Posts: 304
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I am not a expert but it sounds like an EGR problem to me.....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 01-18-2009, 03:17 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Wappingers Falls, Nuyawk
Posts: 197
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by dukey_78 View Post
I am not a expert but it sounds like an EGR problem to me.....
Nope.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sea71 View Post
I would if it were me. My bet is once the new fuel gets in there, and you get some miles on her that she will level on off.
You got it right on the money. Ran about 400 miles yesterday and she runs beautiful again.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 01-18-2009, 04:10 AM
<<---"Shadow"---

 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Georgetown, SC
Posts: 5,135
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to sea71
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcmmotorsports View Post
Nope.



You got it right on the money. Ran about 400 miles yesterday and she runs beautiful again.
Cool. Easy and cheap enough fix aye?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors