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How long can I drive with a stuck open injector?

I drove about 70 miles with a stuck open injector pulling 5K lb. trailer. It was smoking like hell but I had to drive it. I had a new injector put in it and it runs fine no knocking. The mechanic fears I damaged the piston but the compression is OK. Do you think it is OK?

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All you can do is cross your fingers unless you want to break down the engine to find out. If everything sounds normal, I would just keep on truckin!

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Wouldn't that piston have been hot? If you can get it under warranty, I'd get them to 'fix' it.
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Do you have a 6.7L?
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Do you have a 6.7L?
I did not even notice he had this posted under the 6.7 forum. I assume he is talking about the truck in his sig

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...which would most likely be out of warranty...or it would be voided for the repair based on his list of mods.
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I don't see why you "had to drive it" but That's not a good idea. Sounds like you got lucky.

The oil would likely have been contaminated and should be changed.

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