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Fairly easy? Yes BUT this is one of those "do this and might as well do this and this". If this is your direction you can go:
less expensive - swap glow plugs, glowplug relay (by a Ford one I don't know why they just work more reliably keep the old but working one in your glove box), buy rebuilt stock injectors for your year ( I'm a Beans diesel guy but that's a personal preference there are a lot of rebuilders out there), I don't recommend reusing the valve cover gasket but it can be done (clean really well, dry, and add a light coat of legs for a good seal)
more expensive - glow plugs, relay, rebuilt injectors, new injector cups (and seals), new valve cover gaskets, camshaft position sensor (CPS super easy to change and of course keep the old but still working one in the glove box this part I ONLY by from International not Ford),
heehee expensive - glow plugs, relay, rebuilt stage 1's, 1.0 turbine housing, new cover gaskets, CPS, new fuel supply lines (might as well get B100 rated lines as there are always people around that make good cheap bio-diesel), new fuel pump, and a chip made for your truck and mods (off the shelf chips are junk)
When doing the work check the wiring and plugs that go to the cover gaskets these vibrate and where out the shielding causing intermittent shorts. I use only rebuilt injectors as they are made to order and brand new ones have been sitting on a shelf for who knows how long. Buy all eight at the same time. Quality builders will give you a better warranty on their rebuilds then new ones since they know who messed with them last. There are several threads on here as to how to do the injector swap and most everything else is pretty simple.
You can save money by searching the net for the individual parts (after the shipping from several places you might not be saving very much) but showing a single reliable shop a little love and buying all your stuff from them they will look after you and ship things together to save money or they may lower the price of several items to make up for shipping prices. Buying from one shop also gets you the advantage of the shop knowing that the parts you bought from them are made to work together. Calling is preferable then buying online as talking to someone will start to build a relationship with them for better deals. And the single shops love to have feed back when your done.
Injector swap is not hard but very meticulous. Study, study, study
-Bean's: 160/100 (FF Injectors), 2/ 6-POS chips (TW & Beans tunes), Overboost controller, E-Fuel
-BANKs: downpipe, full exhaust, gauges, intercooler
-Irate: T-4 kit, IC pipes, 3" Irate Plenums, BASB Turbo
-Stage II trans.
-Mag-Hytec trans. and pumpkin covers
-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank
-Oh, and a 2015 F350 6.7L DRW 4x4
Re-pinning '97 Cali PCM to Federal
Last edited by BigFuel; 06-01-2012 at 01:53 PM.