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Old 03-28-2009, 04:42 AM
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Can't Keep Injectors!

I'm now beyond warranty and have been having continual problems keeping injectors in the 6 liter powerstroke. I've been told how important fuel pressure is for this, and want to install a fuel pressure guage to monitor that. Where on the 6 liter do I install the sending unit for the guage I have purchased?

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There is a port in the front of the secondary fuel filter housing under the hood that will require an adapter (unless the senders have been changed since I installed mine) to screw the sending unit in and then you have to run wiring through the firewall to install your gauge.
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Where do you install it on a 7.3?
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There is a port in the front of the secondary fuel filter housing under the hood that will require an adapter (unless the senders have been changed since I installed mine) to screw the sending unit in and then you have to run wiring through the firewall to install your gauge.
Thanks, did you find this to be of benefit, and/or do you continue to have injector problems?
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Another contributing factor to this is fuel lubricity and clean oil. I had a few injectors go on me and also wondered what I may have been doing wrong and a few of the techs on here and off another site were pretty atonement about keeping the oil clean and adding power service to keep the fuel lubricity good for injector life.

I use power service every tank and I just got my oilguard bypass filter in this past Thursday. The oil on the 6's gets contaminated pretty quick with soot and carbon.
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Another contributing factor to this is fuel lubricity and clean oil. I had a few injectors go on me and also wondered what I may have been doing wrong and a few of the techs on here and off another site were pretty atonement about keeping the oil clean and adding power service to keep the fuel lubricity good for injector life.

I use power service every tank and I just got my oilguard bypass filter in this past Thursday. The oil on the 6's gets contaminated pretty quick with soot and carbon.
Thanks for this reply. Two questions for you... PowerService is a diesel conditioner I assume? Is that a brand? Also, the oil bypass filter is installed where on the line? I've been diligent about clean fuel filters, but should be better about the oil.
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Thanks for this reply. Two questions for you... PowerService is a diesel conditioner I assume? Is that a brand? Also, the oil bypass filter is installed where on the line? I've been diligent about clean fuel filters, but should be better about the oil.

PowerService is the brand name. Yes it is a fuel conditioner. You are looking for the white bottle with a black label. it has cetane booster and fuel lubricant. I buy it by the case because it cheaper that way. One bottle does 3 tanks.


the oilguard kit is a very nice kit that is quite simple to install. It comes with a new oil filter cap and oil filler cap that have fittings made in the for oil supply and return. They replace the OEM caps. This way there is no drilling or tapping. You basically install the fitting on the caps mount the filter to the frame rail and hook up the hoses and your done.


here is the link Oilguard Superior Filtration Systems - Specializing in Bypass Filtration Systems

They are pricey but in comparison to others they are in the same ballpark. More than amsoil kit, less the fs2500. The oilguard seemed to be the best kit for fit an finish for the money. No guessing on what fittings to use or anything like that.
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