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Old 11-29-2010, 10:05 AM
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Parts debate and injector oring question.

Guys I am new here and getting ready to tackle glow plugs, uvc wiring, and valve cover gaskets on my truck. It is a 96 7.3. I am also considering doing injector o rings as i have a slight engine miss at idle and my last fuel filter change was black. I am debating on using aftermarket parts kit from accuratediesel or motorcraft from powerstroke shop. Aftermarket would save about 80 bucks and the glow plugs are a dual coil from WAP and the gaskets and wires are from Doreman Products. I am leaning toward the motorcraft replacements but was wondering you input. Also is the very Black fuel filter a very good indication of the oring leak?
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:09 AM
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Black fuel filter is injector o-rings.I just did mine last week.I used motorcraft o-rings and glow plugs and dorman vc gaskets and harnesses.Look at advance auto and see if they have them.They have a sale going for 20% off.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:20 AM
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Thanks I had never had my filter turn black like that before. I am not too worried about the dorman gaskets. The WAP glow plugs was my main concern.
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Now would be good time to upgrade. Rosewood Stage 1s? If you're tearing into it why not upgrade?
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:42 AM
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New injectors are expensive. My truck has plenty of power for my needs. I have no real interest in making it more powerful. My transmission is stock auto with 170K on it. I believe adding more power will just make it fail sooner and money is very tight right now. How much would those injectors cost?
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:52 AM
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Think $450 for DYI and $850 for Jim to do them.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:01 AM
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his web site shows 500 to overhaul mine if no nozzle replacement is needed. If I did this and upped to stage one for the same price would I have to retune the truck or would it still run correctly? I really think stock for me is enough power for what I pull so not sure. How long should the factory injectors last If I just keep rockin with new orings to stop the oil passage. My truck runs good now (when it will start) so I believe the injectors are all still good.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:35 AM
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Should run fine. You won't get the full potential
out of the with out a tuner or 6 position chip.

Injectors could outlast the lower end. You just never know.
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