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Drivers side head Removal .........
Ok heres whats going on,
I drove my truck in to work in the morning, it drove fine no issues. I got to start it up during lunch and It starts but i hear all kinds of raquet coming from under the hood. I shut it off. I started it back up and pulled it in the shop, pop the the hood and all of a sudden the injector harness lights up like a christmas tree, wires melted etc.I shut truck of promptly.... I decide to pull valve cover cover thinking i have a harness issue, which would explaing it running like **** but not the metallic noises. I pull the valve cover and find one glow plug electrical connector and half of the glow plug just chilling under the valve cover. obviously i had a ****ty autolite glow plug(replace 1 year ago) come apart. I called a few people and they all said autolites are notorious for coming apart.I guess the glowplug arched and fried the harness. Ok heres the kicker. I thoght i might have lucked out and all i needed was 4 glow plugs, harness and valve cover gasket.......Well i went to pull what was left of that glow plug out of the head and the tip was missing. Im pretty sure it is down in the cylinder, i tried using a magnet but no luck. It is probably smashed like a pancake. I have a few questions about the head removal. I am fairly knowledgable as i am a mechanic for a living but i dont really tinker with diesels other than my own.Any tips or suggestion would be helpful...
So all i would have to remove alt, ps pump,afew brackets, pushrods ,exh. manifold, possible turbo.... let me know if im missing anything...
Do i need to get new head bolts? are these one time torquers or are the resuable?
Do u think i could possibly pull the injector in that cylinder and get the debri out?
Also do the injectors need to be removed before i pull the head?
'99.5 F250,4x4,7.3 PSD,AFE intake,3.5 inch down pipe,4 inch exhaust.Autometer Gauges.Itp boost annihilator. GarrettGTP38R BB Turbo. Swamps Diesel 6 POS 140HP chip. 175's coming soon.....
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Last edited by GOZAR; 06-17-2008 at 08:20 PM.