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Old 01-18-2016, 09:21 AM   #661
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Be sure to have your vehicle batteries checked. Low voltage makes the FICM (Fuel Injection Control Module) work harder and may lead to premature FICM failure.

This year, at 2,000 mi of our 8,000 mi trip, had to replace all 8 injectors; a large unplanned expense. I knew three injectors were marginal and hoped they'd last the whole trip. Nope. Just lasted the first part.
That does not sound right. Injectors rarely fail, much less all 8 at the same time.
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:24 AM   #662
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Installed new Bilstein front shocks to replace originals with 116K on them. It took me a little longer than I thought it would, but overall it went smoothly. The only specialty tool needed was a spring compressor to get the old shock out, and my local auto parts store lent me a set for free. The front is a little more stiff now, but the biggest difference I have noticed is my stopping distance. Replacing the front shocks has made a significant improvement in my breaking. Total project cost was $185 and it took about 4 hrs in my driveway.

After seeing the difference changing the front shocks has made, I've decided to do the rears also before camping season starts.
You were lucky. My truck has a plastic battery box over the driver shock tower. Makes it a nightmare to change. They must install it before the engine. I "modified" it so I will not have to go through the hassle I dd this last time.
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:26 AM   #663
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That does not sound right. Injectors rarely fail, much less all 8 at the same time.
TRUE DAT! Short version... Back in 2007 at just under 100,000 mi, I had all 8 replaced with aftermarket ('oversize') injectors. Many (6?) years later, I was having occasional, rough running issues. In 2014 at about 315,000 mi I had it tested at a Ford dealer. The cylinder contribution test showed that 1 injector was failing and 2 others were consistently weak. I knew the handwriting was on the wall.

I thought they would last for '1 more trip.' I was wrong...

At about ~2,000 mi into our ~8,000 mi trip towing the TT this year, the engine roughness became more frequent, more serious, and lasted longer. We were close to friends and family in MI and decided this was the best time and place to have the work done.

Because I did not have standard Ford injectors, just replacing the bad injector(s) was not an option. I 'bit the bullet' and had them all replaced by Ford at a Ford dealer and have a 2 yr unlimited warranty for them.
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:13 PM   #664
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:11 PM   #666
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TRUE DAT! Short version... Back in 2007 at just under 100,000 mi, I had all 8 replaced with aftermarket ('oversize') injectors. Many (6?) years later, I was having occasional, rough running issues. In 2014 at about 315,000 mi I had it tested at a Ford dealer. The cylinder contribution test showed that 1 injector was failing and 2 others were consistently weak. I knew the handwriting was on the wall.

I thought they would last for '1 more trip.' I was wrong...

At about ~2,000 mi into our ~8,000 mi trip towing the TT this year, the engine roughness became more frequent, more serious, and lasted longer. We were close to friends and family in MI and decided this was the best time and place to have the work done.

Because I did not have standard Ford injectors, just replacing the bad injector(s) was not an option. I 'bit the bullet' and had them all replaced by Ford at a Ford dealer and have a 2 yr unlimited warranty for them.
I have tested several hundred fuel injectors on various engines and out of those, only two were bad. The rest I was able to clean and bring up to full flow.
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I have tested several hundred fuel injectors on various engines and out of those, only two were bad. The rest I was able to clean and bring up to full flow.
I wish I'd seen your post last fall. Maybe it would have been OK for another 4,000 mi to get to Houston. I guess having about 215,000 mi on them, I feared they were at the end of their life... although I've never seen any information on injector life expectancy for the 2006 6.0 PSD.
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I wish I'd seen your post last fall. Maybe it would have been OK for another 4,000 mi to get to Houston. I guess having about 215,000 mi on them, I feared they were at the end of their life... although I've never seen any information on injector life expectancy for the 2006 6.0 PSD.
Fuel injectors are bullet proof. They see temperatures that would cook most other hardware. They cycle on and off so quickly and so many times, I too am amazed at how long they last. They just get dirty\clogged. I charge $25 per injector with all new seals, filter screens are provided, tested, a full flow report, and I balance them to be within 3% flow of one another. Most of the work I do is for racing enthusiasts but they are all the same to me.

P.S. My advice. If you are having that many problems, get a second quality fuel filter with water separator and consider having your tank dropped, inspected, and flushed. I just did my 1991 twin turbo stealth and they are running as good as the day when they were new.
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Thanks for the info. Sending you a PM so we don't totally highjack this thread.
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Tonight is forecast to get down to 19 F so I plugged my truck in. It starts fine at that temp but why not. It didn't take but a minute to get the extension cord out.
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