Well - look at it this way - you're going to be the site expert on pulling valve covers...
I got home from work and had everything stripped down including glow plugs out in just under 1 hour.
My buddy came over to help with cranking so I could look for leaks and while waiting for him I cleaned around the injectors and noticed something different about 1 injector.
The oil discharge hole that should line up with the deflector spout, doesn't...
Basically, if you hold an injector upright with the electrical connector facing you, the oil hole should be to the right of center. This 1 has the hole to the left of center.
Now I'm thinking, this is it! I got a FUBAR injector!
Called Full Force and sent them a picture. They said their best guess is that that poppet plate was drilled wrong during manufacturing. It is impossible to assemble that plate upside down onto the injector body as the 4 bolt holes are counter bored to recess the bolts.
I pulled a coil off 1 of my old injectors and confirmed as I didn't want to believe it.
Well, cranked her over looking for oil leakage or oil dumping from a deflector spout. Found none.
Cranked for 20-30 second intervals with cool down periods for the starter and it was starting to smell a little. Put a fan underneath it to help keep it cool but it looks like I'll be replacing that soon.
Going to call Full Force back again today to discuss "our" next step.
Also trying to find a hydraulic shop so I can piece together some fitting to deadhead test the HPOP.