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bud640 02-03-2006 05:25 PM

Pump injector element leak
 
I have a element that is leaking at the base. Is this a easy fix? What is involved? Looks like a gasket at the base where it is leaking. Is it a matter of taking off , new gasket? Or is it under pressure and I am fixing to open up a can of worms? THANKS for ALL info.

JMan300sd 02-03-2006 09:28 PM

My injector pump leaks out of the base of the # 1 fuel element (and maybe the second). it has been causing me all kinds of hell.. wierd starts and air in the system causing shaking. I spoke to my very faithful mechanic when I was down in Miami (i used to live down there and was visiting) a week or two ago. He hooked me up with a few gaskets and instructed me on what needs to be removed to install it. First you have to remove the appropriate injector pipe/s and then remove the fuel element. Be careful with all the associated other parts engaged with the element ( like the spring and the collar that holds the gasket in place). Clean off the top of the injector, but be careful not to get any dirt or grime in the socket. Install the new gasket on top of the afformentioned collar and then install in the reverse manner of disassembly. Looked relativeley easy... Its actually something im going to do tomorrow. I will let you know how it goes. I was told that the gaskets are not easy to find, but try talking to fastlane.

JMan300sd 02-03-2006 09:30 PM

I also remember my old mechanic telling me to remove the gas cap to remove any pressure on the fuel system.

compress ignite 02-04-2006 04:02 AM

"Search"
 
Use the "SEARCH" function , BEFORE you try your replacement...You will not be
sorry!

speedy300Dturbo 02-04-2006 04:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by compress ignite
Use the "SEARCH" function , BEFORE you try your replacement...You will not be
sorry!

To add to that, search for "delivery valves" and you'll find tons of information.

Stevo 02-04-2006 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bud640
I have a element that is leaking at the base. Is this a easy fix? What is involved? Looks like a gasket at the base where it is leaking. Is it a matter of taking off , new gasket? Or is it under pressure and I am fixing to open up a can of worms? THANKS for ALL info.

There is a copper sealing ring (washer) down under that "element". Take the line off (17mm) and then remove the element (15mm), spring and valve. You will see it down in the "hole". I would get the proper washer from Phil.

dannym 02-04-2006 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by speedy300Dturbo
To add to that, search for "delivery valves" and you'll find tons of information.

And to add again search for delivery valve(s) torque.

Danny

bgkast 02-04-2006 09:43 PM

I just got a pair of delivery valve seals from the dealer for $5.00 or so.

JMan300sd 02-05-2006 10:46 PM

Well, I replaced the rubber o-ring on the fuel element and the copper washers on the inside of the #1 and #2 elements and my car runs much better upon start up. No more leaks :) . I will say that two of the 14 mm nuts attaching the element to the injector pump I over torqued in my efforts to make it tight. Don't do this as I stripped the nuts and had to go out find new ones. Education through experience I guess. Anyone know the specific torques on the different pieces associated with this?


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