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Old 03-19-2008, 06:53 AM
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Missing, could it be clogged injectors?


My buddy changed my fuel filter and let all the nastiness back in the bowl. That filter looked like it just got off a 12 hour shift in a coal mine. So it has been running badly and the SES light is on. I got the codes checked and it says I am missing on 2. Could a piece of that crud be clogging my injector? That is my buddys theory that did the fuel filter replace. Does Rotella go bad after sitting outside a few months
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:55 AM
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If I was able, I would change both. Just to be sure. Because that injector could be messed up, and that dirty fuel goes to all the injectors... not just the one.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:05 AM
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Did the oil have water in at after sitting outside? I agree about changing both filters and then spray out the fuel bowl and make sure it is clean also!
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:10 AM
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No, it was new with a seal. I just thought maybe sunlight might decompose it. I have changed the fuel filter twice and cleaned the bowl. Still running like crap. Every once in a while it is just fine and sounds better than ever??? that is weird but only for a short while. I am just really puzzled and need to go to work but dont want to mess it up by driving it. Maybe all it needs though is a blowing out.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:21 AM
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Oh I meant both fuel filter and the "missing" injector. to be sure. But the injector first. A guy on here .... can't remember who... just was on the thread too lol had an injector problem just like this. He also went through to clean up the fuel system and stuff but that didn't help because the injector was missing, and Autozone sucks so they had no idea. Replaced it and it's fine now.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:31 AM
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trying to avoid that if possible. expensive and alot of work! I will do what I have to do if it comes to that but swapping out the injector is a big job by my guestimation. I dont know though because I never tried to do it.
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:48 PM
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IF THIS IS A 7.3 I WOULD CHECK THE WIRING UNDER THE VALVE COVER GASKET AND THE CONNECTORS TO/FROM THE GASKET
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:35 PM
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thanks! I apreciate it everyone! I have a bad feeling that I am going to have to put injectors in. I will learn how and that is good, also maybe my wife wont notice if I get some performance injectors???!!!
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