When it comes to 6.0 powerstroke injector replacement you really need a scan tool in order to determine which one needs to be replaced if you’re planning to do the job yourself. The other special type of tools you need is a torque wrench and a long T-40 torx bit. All the other components can be taken off by ordinary tools.
To get started with the 6.0 powerstroke injector replacement process, unhook the batteries as a safety measure. Look for the the injectors which should be located under the valve covers and remove everything above the injectors. Net remove the Degas bottle after draining the coolant out, remove the bac part of the air cleaner box and hose. Make sure this is done all the way to the turbo. Take out the FICM from the valve cover above. This entire step s done on the driver side.
Now on the passenger side of the vehicle, locate the intercooler tube and remove it as well as the oil filter neck. While you’re at it, locate the and unhook the red alternator wire which should be on the positive side of the battery. Take out the glow plugs and the ICP sensor plug. The next step is to remove the valve cover bolts and the cover gasket.
The next step you need to take to remove the 6.0 powerstroke performance injectors is to remove the high pressure oil rail which rests on the top of the diesel fuel injectors right after taking out the oil stand pipe. You will need to use a T30 torx bit to remove the bolts. Make sure you have a drain pan ready in place to help contain the oils spills.
There’s a harness that connects to the diesel injector from the rocker box that needs to be removed. To do so you will need to push the silver lock and which will release the diesel fuel injection harness with either a 3/4″ or 18MM socket. Afterwards, your should be able to take the injector right out once you loosen the bolts with a T40 torx bit.
Ensure that the copper washer that came with the diesel fuel injection system also comes out as well. Clean out the injector hole and remove any carbon discharge that might be in it. Insert the o-rings on the new injector after you thoroughly oil it then put it in. it’s very important that you torque the injector bolts to approximately 26ft/lbs. This will help you to avoid any problems in the near future.
Start to reassemble every single component that you removed previously and that should conclude the entire 6.0 powerstroke injector replacement process. Before you drive off in your vehicle, it’s highly recommended that you turn the keys on and off for about five minutes just to fill the fuel rail back up and make sure you keep an eye on the oil pressure gauge located on the dash of your car. While conducting a 6.0 powerstroke injector replacement by yourself may seem like a daunting task, it will be all worth it knowing how much money you will save. Follow these tips and you should be able to get the job done right the first with no problems.