[Vwdiesel] Injector removal..

Libbybapa at wmconnect.com Libbybapa at wmconnect.com
Wed Jun 7 23:47:51 EDT 2006

In a message dated 6/7/06 7:23:32 PM US Mountain Standard Time, 
LBaird119 at aol.com writes:

> When removing injectors it's best to use an impact wrench and 
> rattle it out.  Second best is a conventional breaker bar/rachet 
> but be SURE you don't lean on your vectors.  ;-)  Always remove 
> them by pushing toward the engine and NEVER by pulling toward 
> the injector pump!!!!!!!  You can crack the thin area around the 
> injector if you end up with a leaning force instead of a simple twisting 
> one.

Heed all of the above.  I would add that if they have not been removed in a 
significant amount of time that you should soak them with penetrating oil and 
heat cycle the engine alternatively a few times.  Also, when unscrewing the 
injectors, do not do a single untwist, but rather out a 1/8 turn in an 1/8, out a 
1/4 in an 1/8, out a 1/4 in an 1/8, etc.  Otherwise the crud that has filled 
the injector threads can ball up and similarly crack the weak part of the head.


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