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Old 01-12-2009, 09:08 PM
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is there a way to clean my injectors on my 99 f350 7.3 power stroke diesel>? if so how?
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:02 PM
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What do you mean clean them? Do you have them pulled out? Do you mean you want to run an additive in them?

I do not recommend running any specail additives to "clean" the injectors. Running good quality diesel fuel is the most important item for clean injectors. A good additive like Stanadyne or PowerService can be used as well.

If you have the injectors pulled out just use some brake clean on them. DO NOT use any kind of stiff bristle/wire brush on the nozzles. Just use some brake clean and if you need to knock the carbon off use an injector brush or a nylon brush.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:25 AM
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what i meant was instead of replacing them if i do pull them out how can i clean them and if so with what, would it be the same ive read if i fill the fuel filter housing with cleaner then fire up the truck? i can afford new ones thats why im lookin for the best way to clean them safely, if i do pull them do i need to buy a new oring kit . thanks jim
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Just general cleaning you don't want to pull them.

I would get some Sea Foam and then fill the filter housing and then drive the truck. Like you stole it.

Of course a good quality fuel is a must.
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ill give that a try thank u.
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I wouldn't put seafoam in the fuel filter, that is WAAAY to high a concentration and SeaFoam does not have the lubricity needed in that concentration.

If you have run #2 diesel in the truck there is nothing to clean. If you need to replace an injector no amount of cleaning will help. There is no instead of pulling them, they are either working or not. If they are at a point where they are having issues it is a safe bet it's not carbon on the nozzles (which is pretty much all an "additive" like seafoam will address) causing the issue and is more probably an oring/oil side issue.

If you must run some kind of additive run an additive that is designed for diesel fuel, there are several that are designed to clean, lubricate and maintain diesel fuel injection systems. Seafoam works great for many things, but there are better options for diesel engines.
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I wouldn't put seafoam in the fuel filter, that is WAAAY to high a concentration and SeaFoam does not have the lubricity needed in that concentration.

If you have run #2 diesel in the truck there is nothing to clean. If you need to replace an injector no amount of cleaning will help. There is no instead of pulling them, they are either working or not. If they are at a point where they are having issues it is a safe bet it's not carbon on the nozzles (which is pretty much all an "additive" like seafoam will address) causing the issue and is more probably an oring/oil side issue.

If you must run some kind of additive run an additive that is designed for diesel fuel, there are several that are designed to clean, lubricate and maintain diesel fuel injection systems. Seafoam works great for many things, but there are better options for diesel engines.
http://www.seafoamsales.com/motorTuneUpTechDiesel.htm

I have used this on my truck. And was recommended by several of the diesel folks that I hang with here in town.
May not be for everyone. But I have seen it do wonders on many engines.
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http://www.seafoamsales.com/motorTuneUpTechDiesel.htm

I have used this on my truck. And was recommended by several of the diesel folks that I hang with here in town.
May not be for everyone. But I have seen it do wonders on many engines.
I believe they are talking about diesel's that have injector pumps. Not plungers and barrels...
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http://www.seafoamsales.com/motorTuneUpTechDiesel.htm

I have used this on my truck. And was recommended by several of the diesel folks that I hang with here in town.
May not be for everyone. But I have seen it do wonders on many engines.
It's your engine feel free to do what you think is best, but from what I have seen come through our pump shop I'll stick to something designed for a diesel injector/pump.

But again, there is NO reason to "clean" the injector if the truck is running ok and burning #2.
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What patrick said... there is really nothing to clean. Run diesel thru them keeps them nice and clean!
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