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Found some upgraded Banjo Bolt's...

So after searching high and low I finally found a place here in town that would order me in the banjo bolts... if I made a minimum purchase of $50 , so I waited awhile and made a list of some stuff I needed and through these banjo's on the list. While I was at it I wasn't quite sure if this was worth doing or not and some guys said that the check valve keeps your heads pressurized on shutdown and that prevents a dry fire of your injectors etc.

So, I ordered a banjo bolt from Ford too to inspect the differences. I was quite amazed when I saw the ford piece...




So I am thinking to myself, how on earth does anything move through there? So I pull it apart to get a better inspection...



And to my surprise (well not really) there is a whole mess of stuff inside. And then I take a closer look at the check valve and see that there is a hole in the middle of the check ball that you can stick a .5mm piece of pencil lead through. So now I'm positive the head doesn't stay pressurized when you shut the truck off so I was a little less hesitant about doing the mod.

The new bolts have a lot more flow too them... They have 3 - 4.5mm holes vs. the 2 - 3mm holes in the OEM piece. Both have an 11mm shank. The upgraded ones have a 7mm free flow outlet as well.





Sorry for the long post but just got these installed on the weekend and thought I would share my experiences, no hard starting or anything like that and seems to run a little better at high RPM. Need more seat time and a free DYNO

Oh, and I have a few extra set's w/crush washers, put another set on our work truck and have a couple more if anyone is interested.

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great post man! Do you have a part number for the banjo bolts?

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im interested, how much you want for a set?

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The Ford OEM part#W301866 and has 2 copper washers and one bolt. It ran me $21

2004 F350 Lariat Crew Cab SRW FX4

SCT Livewire - IDP, Gearhead, Spartan Tunes
MBRP 4" Turbo Back - Muffler w/no cat
B3YOND Banjo Bolt Upgrade
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EGR Delete - TIG'd Stainless Cooler Plugs
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Ive been looking into doing this for a while but im alittle apprehensive about not having check valves. Any techs on here that can put my mind at ease about this? I think you proved that the valve isnt doing much if its got a hole in the center. Hate to set myself up for another prob by trying to do somethin good. B3YOND got your PM, just want alittle more info first, thanks. kyle

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Anyone have input on this? I was lookin at the trusted perf stage 1 kit and that doesnt have any check valves, it looked like a couple 90 deg fittings and braided hose.

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you can also drill out the bolts yourself and save some cash if you like DIY stuff...

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Interesting.

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I drilled out mine, pressure is better at WOT. These new bolts are great bot I prefer the anti drain back valves, its better for start up. Start up is 70%+ of damage to the eng over the life time.
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Correct me if I am wrong but does the fuel pump not push the fuel to the injectors when the key turns on? Seems like if you turned on the key and waited 2-3 seconds it would have fuel to the injectors?

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