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Fuel injector filter removal and installation

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  • StannisBaratheon
    Just a heads up that sometimes the filter screen and plastic cage will come out (using the method above) but the brass ring around the filter will remain stuck in the injector. I tried using a tap to remove the brass ring but it did not work. In the end I secured the injector in a vise and used a flat head screw driver to pry out the ring. IF YOU DO THIS BE CAREFUL TO NOT GOUGE THE INSIDE OF THE INJECTOR.

    I was not thinking and ended up putting small gouges on the inside of a few of the injectors. I haven't installed the new filters yet and I'm debating if I'm going to attempt to smooth out the gouges with a file. I think I'm just going to install the new filter and cross my fingers that I haven't compromised the function of the injectors. Worst case scenario I'll just buy new ones.

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  • dnguyen1963
    started a topic Fuel injector filter removal and installation

    Fuel injector filter removal and installation


    I have read and watched YouTube on how to clean the fuel injectors. I just want to pass some tips along to any of you that are thinking about cleaning the injectors. To remove the filter, put a screw in like suggested in previous posts. Put the screw in a vice and rock the injector back and forth a few times, the filter will pop out quickly. I removed all six filters in less than a minute. To put in the new filter, put the filter in the injector, push it gently against a hard surface until you hear a click, use a rubber mallet to tap the filter all the way in. This is a 30 sec operation for each filter.

    Hope these tips help. BTW, the engine with the cleaned injectors runs so smoothly. Everyone should clean their injectors if they have not done so.