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They are going back in tomorrow and it is impossible to get a torque wrench on the top injector hold down bolts. any good methods? Don want them to come uneated again:doh:
 

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1. whack on the top of the injector with a rubber mallet, make sure to hit it as square as possible to avoid cracking the solenoid. or breaking off the spout.
2. Crank down on the bolt with a 1/4" drive socket. Get it as tight as you can using only 1 hand on the handle.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you can't get it any tighter.
 

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i snug up the upper bolts with a wrench then torque the lower bolts to 10ft lbs.
 

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You are not supposed to disturb the uppers. I torque my injector holdown bolts to 120 inch lbs. then tighten the spout.
 

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As said above no need to remove the upper bolts. But if they are already out clean the holes and threads, apply red loctite and reinstall. The torque spec from Ford on both hold down bolts and the spout bolt is 108 in/lbs.
 

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They are going back in tomorrow and it is impossible to get a torque wrench on the top injector hold down bolts. any good methods? Don want them to come uneated again:doh:
You torque the top ones before putting the injectors in. Why would you even mess with the top bolts?
 

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:whs: yes the retainer should slide up along the top bolt after the lower bolt has been removed. No need to remove them
 

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:whs: yes the retainer should slide up along the top bolt after the lower bolt has been removed. No need to remove them
wish i would have known this my darn haynes manual said remove both:doh: I guess i need to just get them as tight as i can on the other side and do the side with the injectores out the right way
 

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what about changing the cup how hard is that? I bought Jims tool
 

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This is not something you want to guess at. If you don't have the proper tool, get one, it's very important as you know by now. ;)
They must be torqued to 120 inch pounds. If it's less they won't fully seat and you'll burn the copper washer out, and if it's too much, you'll squoosh the copper washer so much that the same thing will happen.
 
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