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Old 05-21-2012, 05:46 PM
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injector change mishap

so i had an injector go bad on me, replaced it, buttoned it all back up, tried to start it, the starter engaged, then stopped, almost like it was either a starter that couldn't make it over the compression, or like a badly flooded engine. this leads me to believe that i have done something wrong. the battery tested at 12.8 so i don't think the starter should be having a problem getting over the compression. anyone know what it is and/ or how to fix it? is this common?
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:43 AM
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when you pull inj out oil drains from rail into the cylinder and hydrolocks the engine pull valve cover off remove glow plug on the inj that you replace put on the valve cover ( no bolts) turn engine over by hand few times than 1 or 2 cranks reinstall glow plug you be ready to go little hard to start but after few miles of driving air will purge from rail hope this helps. john.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:50 AM
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sounds like an easy enough fix. is this just what happens when you change injectors or is there something i missed that would have prevented this from happening in the first place?
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It's just what happens. Don't try looking into the GP hole when you are turning the engine over trying to clear the oil. It can really squirt.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:43 AM
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awesome guys. thanks for the info.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:48 AM
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hopefully you did not damage the rod or piston turning it over full of fluid
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well its fixed and running much smoother than it did with the old injector. luckily no damage to the piston if the sound is any indicator. i'm warming it up for a little joy ride now. thanks to everyone for their help.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:57 PM
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Hahaha, I did that without putting the valve cover back on and it ruined me with oil.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:10 AM
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i always drain the oil galley and fuel rail, very little oil/fuel is drained into the cylinder.
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