|01-04.5 LB7 Duramax Powertrain Discussion of components that are directly involved in the power production and all that is needed to get and keep the truck moving . Engine , Transmission Ect|
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|12-08-2012, 07:43 PM||eBay Motors #1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2007
Replacing one injector?
Just bought a good truck a while back it has a slight blue white haze once in a while took it to 2 different shops had balance rates checked and a po. 304 code came up number 4 miss fire and balance rates came back good except this one was higher. You can feel it miss fire once in a while when sitting at intersections then it clears up and seems to be good. I was wondering since its so close to xmas I was thinking of changing just the one for now. Would this fix my smoke issue for the time being both shops wanted 3500-4000 to change all four on that side seems a bit high? Thanks
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|12-08-2012, 07:49 PM||eBay Motors #2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
With the amount of work required to replace injectors on an lb7 I would do all 4 while your in there. I wouldn't want to tear it down again a few miles later to do the other 3.
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|12-08-2012, 07:54 PM||eBay Motors #3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Celina, TX
X2 atleast do one bank but obviously would be best to do all 8
2004 lb7 ccsb 4x4. Efi live tuned by Rob at ATP, Built trans by Brad at Calvins Auto, Wehrli custom fab s475/stock twin turbo kit, ARP head studs, tie rod sleeves, cognito idler/pitman arm braces, cognito traction bars, airdog 165, turbo horn, LML driver side manifold, cat fuel filter adapter 1r-0749, installed cab lights and tow mirrors. NBS back seats. 6 inch zone offroad lift lowered down and running 305/55/20, optima red tops, Mbrp 5 inch turbo back straight pipe exhaust.
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|12-08-2012, 07:54 PM||eBay Motors #4 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Saint Johnsville, NY
For that price most shops do all 8. I have seen people do 1 at a time, but afterone is replaced another goes within a few weeks to months. Its alot of work so it would be cheaper to do at least 1 side if not both.
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|12-08-2012, 08:11 PM||eBay Motors #6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Graham NC
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|12-09-2012, 07:36 AM||eBay Motors #9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: West Texas
So a full injector job would be 7 to 8k! Fire up those 7 cylinders & drive south....just keep driving south.
Seriously though you and a buddy could print a DIY & knock it out for 800 plus the return line seals. Spend that money on your family, it's Christmas!
cc/sb lb7, lowered, cut & delipped, lbz rods, keyed, balanced, ati, so cal flex, studded, +40 nozzles, going 360/480 from SDP
|12-09-2012, 07:57 AM||eBay Motors #10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Cave Creek, AZ
Were it mine, and the injectors have been done about 80,000 miles ago, I would do just one. So long as I can be sure which injector it is, it is only going to cost $200 for the injector and a few bucks for gaskets and seals. Most of these gaskets are reusable and so you don't need to replace them anyhow. If you do buy the $200 gasket kit, you wouldn't have to buy it again for the next one. From everything i have read, you chances are about the same of a reman injector going bad as they are of a good injector doing the same. I'll take the gamble, but I do all my own work. If I was paying for labor I would have the whole bank done, it at least gets you some sort of warranty.
2002 GMC Sierra 4x4 with a Duramax