Figured the head was off, might as well do valve stem seals:
I had one cracked injector cup, so i replaced all 8
7.3 has a two-stage fuel pump in the valley, and uses a single hard line to supply fuel to the back of both heads:
I wanted to replace mine since it has a kink on the passenger side, and the rubber collars behind the nuts are rotted after 24 years. Well, you cant do it with the turbo installed!. It also uses the biggest banjo bolt youve ever seen!
i had to order a set of metric 1/4" drive swivel sockets to get the turbo out, as nothing else will fit in there to remove it. It is god damned tight in there:
That wasnt the worst either. No way to do it w/o them swivel sockets.
Turbo out, new fuel line + pedestal o-rings installed:
...and finally, turbo reinstalled!
Got all that finished up this morning. Weather permitting, monday morning i should be good to start reinstalling the head!
I broke a glow plug a couple weeks ago when i was trying to replace them. Couldnt get the last piece of it out of the head, so.......
That was yesterday. Hopefully next week ill be able to put the head back on. OEM head gaskets & bolts, OEM exh manifold gasket & bolts. Had a cracked injector cup so theyre all getting changed (bought the kit from Rosewood Diesel to do it). Doing valve stems seals, because she's at 201k & the head is off so why not. Also have the parts to convert the truck over to the Superduty valve cover gaskets + UVCHs (Under Valve Cover Harness for you non-diesel guys).
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