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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-14-2009, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Best Way to Clean Used Injectors?

After getting screwed by an injector rebuilding shop I've resorted to putting a 60,xxx mile set of used injectors in my 2000 7.3 van. So what are some really good ways to clean the nozzles/tips before I install them without damaging the internals or electrical?
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Did they come today?

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Re: Best Way to Clean Used Injectors?

Sorry to hear about your issues.

The only good way I know of cleaning the tips is to dissasemble the injector and spray brake cleaner through the tip. That will also tell you that all the holes are open and the pattern is uniform. Dissassembling injectors isn't for everyone.

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yep they showed up. after searching I think cleaning is not nessesary.
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Re: Best Way to Clean Used Injectors?

They ran fine for me. I got around 16 mpg in my crew cab long box. So I would assume the tips are fine

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Re: Best Way to Clean Used Injectors?

I'm in absolutely no way implying that there is anything wrong with the injectors. I am bluntly saying I never, ever for the rest of my life want to pull the valve covers off of a diesel van PERIOD! I've done it 4 times now. I've got injectors, new gaskets new harnesses, new glow plugs and just had a full set of o-rings next day aired to me. Just being careful.
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Wasn't taken that way.

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Just a curious ? was is Pensicola?

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Re: Best Way to Clean Used Injectors?

If you really want 2nd opinion piece of mind (which is very understandable with the grief of r&r), have the injectors run on a bench first. For a basic flow performance test, it takes less than an hour and the shop I've dealt with just charges for an hour of shop time. A 60K mile set should run good if well cared for.

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Re: Best Way to Clean Used Injectors?

You can clean them with some brake cleaner and a clean rag. I assume you're just wanting to clean the normal soot buildup off of the nozzle right?

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