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Fuel in Coolant

Well, it started this morning. Turned the key and the truck sounded like a lope tune and was blowing white smoke. After I good smell of the smoke it smelt like unburnt fuel to me. My first inclination was a bad IDM, WTF, LOL, fancy sensor acronyms ICP blah blah maybe Glow plugs, probaby not glow plugs. Anyways I get home from work and pop the hood and sure enough thereís fuel in the coolant reservoir and itís all cracked to hell and what not. So now its looking like injector cups and all the other good crap that comes with that: tools, o rings, will power, sore back et al. Now Iím thinking if Iím taking injectors out maybe I should do an injector upgrade, keeping in mind I have an 2002 with PMRs and no money. I mean damn when I drove home from fishing last night the truck was running great. What am I up against yíall, drop knowledge bombs on me.
 
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if you dont have the money then dont do injectors. that and , if it aint broke dont fix it. comes to mind
 
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Just do injectors cups and injectors Orings, il will leave the injectors alone, unless you want to shim them to bring them back to spec.
 
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Cups
Tool to remove and seat
Lock tight retaining compound
something to clean the inner walls
Injector Orings
Dog House O rings
Glow plugs (budget permitting)
8 Gallons of coolant/ 4 conc. (do I need to drain it all, like block plugs)
New degas bottle
valve cover gasket (maybe?)
quart of oil for injectors
torque wrench
Hybrids (Iím dreaming)



What am I missing?
 
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Just do injectors cups and injectors Orings, il will leave the injectors alone, unless you want to shim them to bring them back to spec.
Iíll leave them be and just do the O rings. I still have a steering box thatís shot and front leaf springs that have reverse camber.
 
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Originally Posted by Dude-Ford View Post
So now its looking like injector cups and all the other good crap that comes with that: tools, o rings, will power, sore back et al. Now I’m thinking if I’m taking injectors out maybe I should do an injector upgrade, keeping in mind I have an 2002 with PMRs and no money. I mean damn when I drove home from fishing last night the truck was running great. What am I up against y’all, drop knowledge bombs on me.
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if you dont have the money then dont do injectors. that and , if it aint broke dont fix it. comes to mind
Definitely!

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Cups
Tool to remove and seat
Lock tight retaining compound
something to clean the inner walls
Injector Orings
Dog House O rings
Glow plugs (budget permitting)
8 Gallons of coolant (do I need to drain it all, like block plugs)
New degas bottle
valve cover gasket (maybe?)
quart of oil for injectors
torque wrench
Hybrids (I’m dreaming)
What am I missing?
You don't need to pull the block plugs to do the job.

Start searching for injector/cup replacement threads and get your read on. I had several handy that I printed out when I did mine.

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I still have a steering box that’s shot and front leaf springs that have reverse camber.
If they are OEM front springs they will be flat or have a slight negative camber.
 
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Originally Posted by Dude-Ford View Post
Cups
Tool to remove and seat
Lock tight retaining compound
something to clean the inner walls
Injector Orings
Dog House O rings
Glow plugs (budget permitting)
8 Gallons of coolant (do I need to drain it all, like block plugs)
New degas bottle
valve cover gasket (maybe?)
quart of oil for injectors
torque wrench
Hybrids (Iím dreaming)



What am I missing?

Money.....

 
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:09 PM
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Dang! I knew I forgot something.


Iíve done the flush procedure and really dreading doing that again, not cuz itís hard but cuz it just takes forever. Iím going to drain the radiator tonight and see how contaminated the cooling system is and let it drip for a day or two and then determine just how much Iím going to flush it. The degas bottle has about an inch of diesel on top.
 
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I wouldn't skimp on flushing the system. The diesel is circulated throughout the cooling system now and can wreak havoc with some rubbers, i.e. heater hoses, radiator hoses. It is time consuming but I feel it is necessary.
 
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I put fresh fluids in before the first start (oil and coolant). 1000 miles later I did it again to make sure everything was clean. But I'm more OCD than most.
 
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I wouldn't skimp on flushing the system. The diesel is circulated throughout the cooling system now and can wreak havoc with some rubbers, i.e. heater hoses, radiator hoses. It is time consuming but I feel it is necessary.
Good Point.
 
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Instead of upgrading injectors Iím going about this as smart as possible. Iím going to do a turbo rebuild and replace my leaky up pipes. Iím staying away from any power adders larger exhaust housings none ebpv pedestal etc. Iím in it for the long haul now. This could be a long project but I think I can come out of it under $1,000 bucks with all quality parts from RiffRaff. Iím at about 1200 now but thatís including the 500 deposit for the cup tool and I might not end up needing certain things.

Whats really going to suck is doing this in my driveway and dealing with weather and just having things apart exposed to the elements. If it rains I mean yeah the hood will be shut but thereís still humidity and crap right?
 
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:23 PM
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I put fresh fluids in before the first start (oil and coolant). 1000 miles later I did it again to make sure everything was clean. But I'm more OCD than most.
i will be changing the oil for sure
 
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Get an ez-up...
 
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Get an ez-up...
I wish I had one, porbabaly just gonna lay on a foam pad for roofing
 

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