Fuel Injector Removal?

Gordo

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Mar 26, 2012
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OK, I've got the head off without removing the pan and want to strip the head before sending it to the machine shop. I have removed all the bolts and wiring from the fuel rail and while all the injectors move, they are not popping out with slight pressure from a pinch bar. Is there a trick here? I do not want to break anything!

Thanks!
 

limequat

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Dec 8, 2011
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Gordo said:
OK, I've got the head off without removing the pan and want to strip the head before sending it to the machine shop. I have removed all the bolts and wiring from the fuel rail and while all the injectors move, they are not popping out with slight pressure from a pinch bar. Is there a trick here? I do not want to break anything!

Thanks!

Mine came out with just slight pressure. You might have corrosion behind your o-rings or something that's making it harder for you. WTF is a pinch bar?
 

Matt

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Dec 2, 2011
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limequat said:
WTF is a pinch bar?

It's what us Aussies, limeys and Canadians call a crow bar.
 

Gordo

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Mar 26, 2012
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limequat said:
Mine came out with just slight pressure. You might have corrosion behind your o-rings or something that's making it harder for you. WTF is a pinch bar?

A pinch bar is a Canadian pry bar!! I'll spray some Gibbs on them and try again tomorrow!
 

limequat

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Dec 8, 2011
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Are the injectors stuck in the head, rail or both? You know that there's clips that hold them to the rail?

edit: you Canadians are weird.
 

Gordo

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Mar 26, 2012
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I am trying to pull them all at once, still attached to the rail. Do I need to disconnect them from the rail or should I pull them one by one?
 
Dec 4, 2011
520
limequat said:
Are the injectors stuck in the head, rail or both? You know that there's clips that hold them to the rail?

edit: you Canadians are weird.

Please define WEIRD. We thought it was you Americans that were weird and we were the normal ones LOL :Rumour:
 

Gordo

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Mar 26, 2012
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I am trying to pull them all at once still attached to the rail. I am taking the head to the machine shop Monday to refresh the valves and new stem seals. Just want to strip everything breakable off the head before I take it in.
 

Gordo

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Mar 26, 2012
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Solved! Soaking in Gibbs overnight did the trick, still had one sticking and the cup stayed behind. Managed to work it out though, glad I had the head on the bench to accomplish this. Is there a way to clean, check the injectors now that they are out?

Thanks,
 

Ace1875

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Mar 29, 2012
276
Gordo said:
Solved! Soaking in Gibbs overnight did the trick, still had one sticking and the cup stayed behind. Managed to work it out though, glad I had the head on the bench to accomplish this. Is there a way to clean, check the injectors now that they are out?

Thanks,

since you do have the injectors off you can only do a visual inspection.

[video=youtube;3mnA0cnXckg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mnA0cnXckg[/video]

[video=youtube;dp-ECEpN52k]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp-ECEpN52k[/video]
 

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