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Old 10-03-2013, 03:38 PM
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Tip's for first time Injector Swapping

Hey guys,

Well, my truck has 370,000km on original injectors and its time to swap em out.
I've got a new set of stock injectors for now until i get my 200/80's.

Any helpful tips for swapping them out?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:53 PM
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7.3L Injector Swap/Glow Plug Change - Idaho Turbo Diesels

I just pulled my injectors out and put new o-rings on them, I also replaced my hpop lines ans replaced the o-rings on the fittings

Back to the injectors - make sure you purge the oil/ fuel out at the end, make sure you get new o-rings - this was my first time pulling my injectors out - after completing it - it was easier than I thought
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:49 PM
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Metric ratcheting flexhead wrenches are sure nice when removing the p/s valve cover.
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Definitely pull the inner oil plugs that are under the valve cover, and let them drain for 10-20 minutes. Get new o-rings for them (4 of them).

Replace all of your HPOP line and outer head plug o-rings at the oil rail.

Soak or pour oil all over the new o-rings and injector before install.

After install, pull the glow plugs, put the valve covers on with a bolt or two snugged down, and crank the engine over for a bit with the starter to clear the cylinders.

To help with startup, install the rear inner oil plug, and try to fill the oil rail at the front head plug with a syringe or something. Also pull the HPOP reservior and make sure it's full too. This will make it so your batteries don;t die when you start.

You may have to crank for several minutes on restart. The oil and fuel rails will have to fill. Crank no more than 20 seconds or so at a time so you don't burn the starter up. Have a battery charger or jumper cables to charge in between just in case.

Good luck!
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Wow... some people make injector swaps much harder then they need to be...
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:07 AM
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Wow... some people make injector swaps much harder then they need to be...
What stage injectors do you recommend?
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That completely depends on your HP goal...

Regardless pulling the rail plugs is a total waste of time and effort.
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It was a joke. Because you seem to helpful.

Draining the rail plugs helped me quite a bit. They'll drain anyway, better the crankcase than the cylinder IMO.
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It was a joke. Because you seem to helpful.

Draining the rail plugs helped me quite a bit. They'll drain anyway, better the crankcase than the cylinder IMO.
There is no reason to drain them. It opens up another place to leak, another thing to forget and another thing to drop into the crankcase...

Remove #7 and #8 and then remove all the glow plugs. Once you have the glow plugs out then pull the remaining injectors.

Install your new injectors, set the valve covers with one bolt and bump the starter solenoid a few times.

After that then hold the starter for about 15 seconds.

Install glow plugs, finish install and start.

Cycle the key a few times so the fuel rails are full then crank. No reason to prime the hpo res, rails or otherwise mess with the hpo system...

Ever heard of K.I.S.S???
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So you drain them into 7 and 8. I pull the plugs. Pretty simple to pull 4 plugs to me, but to each their own.
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