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Old 12-15-2006, 01:47 PM
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Holy bejeezus! It IS injector hammer!!! What to do?

I had other threads about tracking down what seemed to be a new mechanical sound coming from my engine. It seemed worse when the temps were cold (in the teens at night), but it would get better as the engine warmed up. In cold weather (below 40) it would seem to be there at some level. It sounded like a mechanical knock that was coming from the engine, and possibly even a single cylinder. After reading the posts here, some said it was injector hammer, but one hinted at piston slap. It sounded so mechanical, I thought for sure it was piston slap.

Today, the outside temp was in the 60's. The knock was non-existant, even when the truck was started cold this morning. The engine ran smooth, and it sounded like my old engine (I bought the truck used this past summer).

Ok, so what are the cures?

Also, what's the diagnostic box some of the guys here are building to cut out injectors? Do they simple ground the signal going to the injector? Maybe I can track it down to a single cylinder.
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I wish somebody had an idea what was causing your issue because mine has the exact same issue.
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hutch mod

Welcome to guzzle's In-tank Hutch Mod Web Page

You dont need the lift pump, but you'll want some type of pre-filter b4 pump. I think its a 330007 filter from Napa or a spin on filter. I'm run'n a 15mic spin on, so pump will last.

Also, if you wanna get creative, is to re-route the d/s fuel line, to the back port of the head. This eliminates the #8 from being starved, or do a regulated reutrn OR FRx..but do the Hutch mod.

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Re: Holy bejeezus! It IS injector hammer!!! What to do?

get a thinner oil first. Then go from there.
You might have a cracked pick up tube letting air in the fuel.

I made my Samsung SGH-I997 send this.
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