ok who has had this happen before?

Discussion in '6.0L Powerstroke Diesels' started by Ilovejunk, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. Ilovejunk

    Ilovejunk Full Access Member

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    about 3 weeks ago customer brings in a sick 6.0 with bad injectors ( failed buzz test, swapped known good ficm still failed). so took it apart, swapped injectors, get it running again and send it on its way.

    then 2 days ago, get a call trucks skipping again, no power, says he'll bring in next morning and drop off so i can look it over, then first thing yesterday morning get a frantic call at the shop, truck made a LOUD rattling noise, ran about a half a block and then crapped out in the middle of a busy intersection.

    so i lock the shop down and run into town with my solus to see if i can help him. get there push truck into parkin lot, hook up scan tool, see injector contribution failure code for #8, (replaced 3 weeks ago) try cranking while looking at data stream, see no high pressure oil i.e. 0 psi. even after extended cranking.

    so get it towed back to shop, put shop air on high pressure oil system, distinct leak at rear of driverside head, figure i crapped an o-ring on injector install, told customer i'd make it right and start tearin back into it, get it opened up, pulled oil rail off and half the #8 injector came up with the oil rail, holy christ thats not right!!!!!!.

    fished all the pieces outta the head, and put a new injector in and all seems fine now, but how does this type of failure happen, never seen one do this before. pics below.

    thoughts please.

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    Whoever rebuilt those injectors over torqued them on reassembly.
    Where did you get them?

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    remanufactured by company outta tennessee, dont wanna put names out there just yet, wanna give em a chance to make it right before i blast someone for crap parts.

    customer was tryin to save money versus buying from ford. figured i would work with him, try an help the guy out even though i did feel a bit uneasy about it, and i did caution him about the odds with some of the refurbished injector horror stories i have heard about.

    i did insist on one from the local ford dealer to replace it, and soon as he gets the money together the other " remanufactured" ones are coming out too.
     
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    i am simply amazed that neither of those screws made in through a oil drain or under a valve spring,.
     
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    Just throwing it out there, if they came from diesel crap performance, pull every one of them and throw them in the trash where they belong.

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    Dsl_Dog_Treat I lost my face to the jaws of a poodle Staff Member

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    Bingo!
     
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    IDIoit MachinistFabricator Supporting Member

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    FYI, i did not heed Jaspers recommendation on getting my junk diesel care injectors out of my 7.3 SD
    ended up screwin the engine up.

    cheap isnt good and good isnt cheap;Sweet
     
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    yeah its diesel care junk, truck laid up again already, showing same symptoms. bullshits parts comin out tomorrow morning. i know cheap parts always seem to bite you in the ass. thats why i have been puttin of the injection pump replacement on my idi until i can afford a moose pump, cause i aint puttin no ebay special on my truck.
     
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    Cheap and 6.0L are like water and gasoline. They never go good together. LOL
     
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