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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-06-2005, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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leaking injectors?

I think I have em. I just changed the oil in my truck and I drained 18qts of "oil". I know for certain I only put 14 qts in 5k miles ago.

Does all this "extra" oil mean my injector(s) are leaking? It's the only thing I can think of.

If injectors need to be replaced, is this a major job? Can it be done in a day?



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Re: leaking injectors?

Holy Cow.
That's a gallon extra. Which means that almost 25% of what is in your crankcase is FUEL. The stuff that aids in combustion.
I never measured mine but it sure did smell like diesel when I had a bad one.

Yours probably REALLY smells like it. Check it out and save some to take to the dealer. Quick.

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Re: leaking injectors?

Fuel dilution of your engine oil is likely given the information you supplied us. It's not the set of injectors that leaks rather it's likely limited to one... or possibly two in a rare instance. Replacing an injector is not a lengthy repair but identifying the culprit injector can take time. Usually, putting oil tracer dye in the engine fuel filter housing and turning on the pump will show the leaking injector. I had one that would not leak unless the engine was hot. To locate it I simply plugged in the block heater and came back to the truck several hours later and the dye was visible around that injector.

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Re: leaking injectors?

has anyone done a repair "how to for dummies" on this yet? if not, does anyone who knows how want to?

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