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Old 09-14-2014, 11:57 AM   #11
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Re: can you drive on a bad 6.0 PSD injector?

Leaving it here at a place called Built to Last. Fenced yard and looks like they know what they are doing. Hopefully, I didn't cause any more damage by limping it here. It wasn't mis-firing so maybe it's just a stuck injector rather than one that has dis-integrated and turning the piston to mush.
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:31 PM   #12
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:57 AM   #13
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Re: can you drive on a bad 6.0 PSD injector?

OK, the answer is in. The injector on #6 had a broken tip and was over-fueling. Since I was already into it for the labor I had him replace all injectors on that side. Fresh fuel filters and oil change and it was a tidy $2700 repair. Since I had the parts with me I also had him do the blue spring pressure regulator kit.

I highly recommend this place if you are in Durango and need some help. Built To Last. They know their way around a 6.0 and also work on a number of SMBs that live in town and that was indeed how I got the WOM recommendation. And lucky too, apparently the Ford dealership has a poor reputation.

And thanks for the quick replies. The forum is an awesome resource. I also posted on the powerstroke forum and didn't get one reply.
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:10 PM   #14
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Re: can you drive on a bad 6.0 PSD injector?

Did you ask them what could have caused an injector tip to break? Fuel (lubrication) issues, oil (pressure) issues?


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Old 09-18-2014, 12:47 PM   #15
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Re: can you drive on a bad 6.0 PSD injector?

Also are there any upgrades you can do to the injectors? I do run fuel additives but I didn't plan to do any work on the injectors while in the shop cause I didn't know if there were any upgrades to them.

Thanks for the tip on the shop & glad nothing bad happened.
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:49 PM   #16
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Re: can you drive on a bad 6.0 PSD injector?

JoeH: Just a heads up from the peanut gallery, like BroncoHauler said: What caused the broken tip and white smoke?

Fuel starvation can do that.

Fuel starvation on a E series steel fuel tank can occur when the fuel filter and/or fuel pump inlet screen (nonserviceable inside the pump) gets clogged from the delaminating fuel tank debris (silver paint-like flakes and goo). I know this from first hand experience.

For peace of mind, you may want to pull your fuel filter and examine it.
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Re: can you drive on a bad 6.0 PSD injector?

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JoeH: Just a heads up from the peanut gallery, like BroncoHauler said: What caused the broken tip and white smoke?

Fuel starvation can do that.

Fuel starvation on a E series steel fuel tank can occur when the fuel filter and/or fuel pump inlet screen (nonserviceable inside the pump) gets clogged from the delaminating fuel tank debris (silver paint-like flakes and goo). I know this from first hand experience.

For peace of mind, you may want to pull your fuel filter and examine it.
I'm installing an Air Dog II in part for that reason.
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:10 PM   #18
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Re: can you drive on a bad 6.0 PSD injector?

daveb: Alot of guys have had success with the Racor PS120-02.

See:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/13299 ... h-mod.html

And see:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/12028 ... ainer.html

And then use the extra money to buy a replacement tank from UJoint or Spectra Premium or have yourself welded a stainless steel tank like I plan to do...
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Re: can you drive on a bad 6.0 PSD injector?

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Fuel starvation on a E series steel fuel tank can occur when the fuel filter and/or fuel pump inlet screen (nonserviceable inside the pump) gets clogged from the delaminating fuel tank debris (silver paint-like flakes and goo). I know this from first hand experience.
Is this problem only with the OEM tanks or does it occur on the Transferflow tanks that SMB installed during the 4x4 conversion?
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Re: can you drive on a bad 6.0 PSD injector?

BogusBlake: Don't know about other tanks but it is a known problem with the OEM steel tanks in the E series, and F450 and larger Ford diesel trucks which also have steel tanks. Ford painted the inside of the tank apparently to prevent the sulfur in the diesel fuel from reacting with the zinc in the galvanized gasoline steel tank (which is used in both the gas and diesel vans).

For pictures see:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11837 ... -tank.html

Think about it. It is enough of a problem that UJoint started welding his own aluminum replacement tanks.

I get it if sometimes you guys think I'm nuts (sometime I think I'm nuts). But you guys trust Ujoint don't you?
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