[Vwdiesel] injector leaks

James Hansen jhsg at sasktel.net
Mon Oct 2 02:42:24 EDT 2006

Nope, not thread sealer.  Use antisieze or other antisieze type product 
on the threads, such as graphite.  Bubblies as you see are from the 
bottom of the injector not seating on the heat shield, which more or 
less doubles as a gasket, the pressure escapes through the threads. 
Shitty deal is, over time, carbon migrates into the threads along with 
the combustion chamber pressure.  If there is no antiseize present, it 
makes the injector threads and the head almost become one.

Pam & Doug Boes wrote:
> I just put my head back on and got the Caddy started. I noticed that the #2
> injector was bubbling at the injector to head interface. After running
> awhile to build up some heat and move the coolant, the leak stopped. Is this
> the kind of thing that will stay sealed or will it always leak when the
> engine is cold? Can I stop it by retorquing the injector or will I need to
> remove it and reinstall it (maybe with some thread sealer)?
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