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      01-29-2018, 11:46 AM   #1
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Fuel Injector cleaning question

I have to replace the valve cover gasket due to an oil leak. Since I have to remove the fuel rail to get the cover off, I thought it might be a good idea to pull the injectors and clean any carbon buildup.

A few questions:
Are there any issues with pulling them?
Will I be able to reinstall them without replacing any parts?
What would be the best way to clean them?

I plan on replacing the coils and spark plugs while I have access, but I can't afford new injectors right now.
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This sounds pointless to me.
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This sounds pointless to me.
So you're saying cleaning them will not make any difference?

I did some more research and found that the Teflon seals would need to be replaced, and I would need special tools to compress the new seals.
So unless cleaning them would make a noticeable difference, I'm not going to touch them.

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So you're saying cleaning them will not make any difference?

I did some more research and found that the Teflon seals would need to be replaced, and I would need special tools to compress the new seals.
So unless cleaning them would make a noticeable difference, I'm not going to touch them.
They are direct injection. Several thousand PSI of fuel running through them will be a lot stronger than anything you do to them.

Would recommend just leaving them alone.

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