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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: chesapeake, OH.
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Common Rail 7.3
I have thought about fitting the motor with mechanical injection, the hpop gear is not in time with crank, damn.
I have got another dumb idea brewing. Why can we not machine a plug into the oil passage going from High pressure oil rail in head to injector and then use oil rails for the common rail. Then all we have to do is machine plugs that fit into the injector sleeves bored for common rail injectors. There are ports at each cylinder that are plugged, come out of those with the high pressure tubes to injectors. The VP-44 pump can be retrofitted to HPOP location.
The problem for me is electronics, I am not electrically inclined, but the old duramax uses 94 volt to fire injectors. I think ours are 110, I don't know. Is the firing sequence similar enough to use a powerstroke IDM to actuate injectors.
This may be a LONG SHOT but with common rail injection we eliminate the need for Big oil, Big injectors. Thats $6,000 we could spend on Cunninghams and a girdle.
The common rail to me is a much better set up for high horsepower. You can CRANK some horses out with simple programming and then cut it back when you don't need it.
Let me know if I am crazy or not.