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7.3 injector swap advice needed
recently i pulled my valve cover off the driver side of my '01 f250. it was "loping" and i feared the injector was going out. i pulled each harness and sure enough the #8 was not firing. i pulled it out and replaced it with the same "AE" long lead injector. i draind the oil out of the hpop and the cylinder and glow plug hole to avoid the hydrolock. this was a few days ago. i had to wait for the new injector to arrive.
yesterday the 26th
ok everyone. here's the update. kinda strange, but here it goes. i replaced the injector and it started. (a success in every sense of the word) anyway, it smoked like crazy (i expected that) at the tailpipe it usually sounded like a gasser missing a spark plug with its sorta "lope" . this time, it sounded like a hairdryer. breathing freely like it should. i could actually hear the turbo a little. i let it run a few minutes. i shut it off to finish putting it back together. re-started and the fun was over in 5 minutes. LOPE LOPE LOPE...WHY???!!! it runs the same, smokes the same and has little power. is my new injector shot?
i think ill be pulling the valve cover again and checking. i did not change the wiring harness/valve cover gasket because it was in good shape. are the wires to the injector bad? a friend said that its possible with all the moving around of the wires i might have made a temporary connection and it just quit again. how do i check?
should i just "****-can" the truck and buy a dodge? (LOLOLOLOLOL) sorry..momentary lapse of reason...what do i do next? drop it off at the shop? money is scarce these days.