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Uh Oh, bad injector cups

For the last week or so I have been smelling diesel while driving my truck. I haven't been able to find the leak until today...finally I noticed my coolant resivour bottle filled up over the max line, full of diesel fuel. It also has some chunky looking stuff floating around in there too, probably the insides of my hoses, etc. I have been researching it a little today since I got home from work and figure on replacing all 8 injector cups and flushing it out real good then putting the right coolant in with whatever additives may prevent this from happening again. I definatley don't have the $$ to have the job done for me so I plan on dong it myself. I got another car to drive so I will be taking my time (sometimes I am painstakingly slow, but like it done right when it comes to stuff like this)

Just wondering if anyone has some links that may help out, or even be willing to share any any secrets about getting this job done. I already searched some of the ORG and some other places and have a slight grip on the repair but any more help would be GREATLY appreciated, thanks
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its just taking the heads and gettin them redone.

had that done twice last year

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its just taking the heads and gettin them redone.

had that done twice last year
hmmm...I guess doing the repair with the heads on may be more of a PITA than I am willing to put up with, plus more of a chance of doing some damage? (metal falling into combustion chamber from trying to remove old cups, or possibly seating new cups wrong because of the tight working space) Removing the heads and doing it the right way on a workbench where I can actaully see what I'm doing may be a better idea. Then again removing both heads may not be tat much fun either...Dang it I've had this truck a year and didn't want to go this deep yet! I'm sure this repair is no problem for some of you all but is just a tad bit intimidating to me...any more opinions welcome.
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hmmm...I guess doing the repair with the heads on may be more of a PITA than I am willing to put up with, plus more of a chance of doing some damage? (metal falling into combustion chamber from trying to remove old cups, or possibly seating new cups wrong because of the tight working space) Removing the heads and doing it the right way on a workbench where I can actaully see what I'm doing may be a better idea. Then again removing both heads may not be tat much fun either...Dang it I've had this truck a year and didn't want to go this deep yet! I'm sure this repair is no problem for some of you all but is just a tad bit intimidating to me...any more opinions welcome.
i hated it. well didnt like it. mine was overheating. which cracked the cups both times. if you do that, replace the head bolts. or stud it.

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hmmm...I guess doing the repair with the heads on may be more of a PITA than I am willing to put up with, plus more of a chance of doing some damage? (metal falling into combustion chamber from trying to remove old cups, or possibly seating new cups wrong because of the tight working space) Removing the heads and doing it the right way on a workbench where I can actaully see what I'm doing may be a better idea. Then again removing both heads may not be tat much fun either...Dang it I've had this truck a year and didn't want to go this deep yet! I'm sure this repair is no problem for some of you all but is just a tad bit intimidating to me...any more opinions welcome.
i think swamps has a tool they lend out to r&r the cups in the head. call them up. pulling both heads in the truck is gonna be a pita. better off pulling the engine.

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i think swamps has a tool they lend out to r&r the cups in the head. call them up. pulling both heads in the truck is gonna be a pita. better off pulling the engine.
that would be best. the first time i did it i unknowingly damaged my hg which i believe caused my cracked cyl but who knows. the best thing is pull out the engine and do it properly.

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