03-02-2012, 05:26 AM
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Did a can of Seafoam really just save me $3600?
Engines been running rough for a while, I went to the local diesel shop where they scanned it and told me that my injectors were on the way out and for only $324 an injector and $900-1100 in labor (caveat that they might find other issues while they're in there.. always ominous)
By my calculations that's $35-3700 which is a big number in my world..
So I was reading through the forums yesterday and for the life of me I can't find it again to thank whoever it was that suggested putting a can of seafoam in the fuel bowl and going for a 30 minute blast down the interstate..
Anyway I did that this morning and it's running 95% better than it was yesterday.. still spluttering when braking down hill. Is that normal?
Truck is a 2000 F250 7.3 CC
Strictly Diesel fuel regulator (set to 65 PSI at tickover) and HPX Crossover
Airdog lift pump to fuel pump to bowl (Airdog is not working right and is the loudest damn thing on the truck)
I have already ordered a set of o-rings from Bob at dieselorings.com (super service and fast shipping) and was planning to remove the injectors myself and clean the nozzles and replace the external o-rings.
Finally the questions (apologies for the waffle)
Is the seafoam just a quick fix to a more serious underlying problem?
Should I go ahead and clean the injectors/replace o-rings as planned?
Save pennies to get a set of baby swamps or something similar and leave well alone until they are purchased?
Appreciate any input about anything, thanks