Hi guys I'm new here. Also new to the diesel world. I have a 00 super duty 7.3 that lost number 5 injector. I went to replace it and found a bent pushrod on the right side valve. I replaced the pushrod and fired the truck up with the valve cover off and the side I replaced was working fine but the left side was barely moving. Maybe just enough to crack the valve open. Not sure if it's a bad lifter or what. Any advice would help. Thank you.
Let it sit for a couple hours and see if the litter is spongy. When you push down on that rod, it should be firm and basically not move at all. Or take the rocker out of the way and see if the rod moves up as much as the other rods. If it does, the lifter is shot. If not, it's a wiped cam lobe.
Thanks for the help fellas. I've got a new question now. My #5 injector quit working, so I went to a friend of mines salvage yard and got 8 injectors off another 7.3l. I have tried 3 of them and none of them will fire. I also swapped the valve cover and harness off the other truck thinking it may be the problem but still no luck getting it to fire.