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Not a diesel mechanic but I'm learning. I happened across a thread on installing injectors, and read that not getting injectors seated is a common prob for new guys. Well I got nervous and decided to pull the valve covers and double check torque after I smack them with a rubber mallet. Sure enough got another 3/4 turn on torque wrench. I'm going to pull passenger side tomorrow and check them as well. My question is I put 600 miles on the engine before I came across this info, do I need to worry about the Orings or smack, torque and go.

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I would worries about the orings binding if you got that much more room out of them after 600 miles but I am also not a diesel mechanic by any means
 

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Ford's, or Navistar, spec is that if an injector hold down bolt checks less than 50 in/lbs, then the injector needs to be removed, new o-rings and cooper crush washer installed. So, set you torque wrench on 50 in/lbs and check. But with only 600 on I'd likely just retorque and call it good, unless they were ungodly loose.
 

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Unless it came loose I wouldn't worry about it. I had one come loose and almost hydro lock a cyclinder. There was lots of white smoke and very strong fuel smell due to the fuel leaking past the copper washer and into the cyclinder. Unless you had something like that I bet your fine. Another thing to watch for is getting oil into the hold down bolts, it acts like the hold down bolt is tight but it's really hydralic pressure.
 
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