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    Thread: Tips on Removing Stuck Fuel Injectors

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      08-15-2011 12:50 PM #1
      I'm trying to remove the fuel injectors on my 16v CISE to replace the seals and am having a very difficult time removing them. I have the special puller tool for them from germanauto parts and am using as directed by prying against the valve cover but they just won't come out. Was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions on how to remove them?

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      08-15-2011 01:50 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by nateshoe View Post
      I'm trying to remove the fuel injectors on my 16v CISE to replace the seals and am having a very difficult time removing them. I have the special puller tool for them from germanauto parts and am using as directed by prying against the valve cover but they just won't come out. Was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions on how to remove them?

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      pull harder.. maybe shoot some penetrating oil at the o-rings to help them pop out.

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      08-15-2011 02:09 PM #3
      yeah, tried some PB blaster and no dice. Guess I'll just have to try harder

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      08-15-2011 08:29 PM #4
      use a big screw driver as a pry bar and reef on them.
      I didn't do much today, but i'am going to give it hell tomorrow.

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      08-15-2011 08:34 PM #5
      Finally got one out. I tied some hockey lace through the pry slots on the tool and then wrapped a 2 foot pry through the lace and pried against the manifold, seemed like a awful lot of force but finally came out, the seals are very hard. Now what's the trick in getting the new seals back on especially the big upper one? I tried soaking them in gas. I'm assuming just patience and dexterity.

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      08-15-2011 11:25 PM #6
      I have had luck with the 8V injector puller on the 16V. You hafta get a little creative and rotate it around on the injector and use the biggest flat screwdriver you have, and pry against the intake. Those old ones get harder than a wedding dick. new ones will go in and back out much easier.

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      08-16-2011 12:02 AM #7
      LOLZ to that!

      @ nate:
      They do tend to suck to get out, especially when they're, ah, no longer rubber.
      They go back in a lot easier, though. Vaseline helps a lot - both for getting the new seals on, and for getting the injectors back into the holes. (go ahead, laugh. You know you want to... )

      I know that Baum (among others) makes a tool for spreading the o-rings over the injectors - and, it makes the job easier. But, with patience (and lube), it can be done sans special tool.
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      08-16-2011 11:16 AM #8
      A "Sharpie" cap with the pocket clip shaved off works great when installing new o-rings on the injectors.

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      08-16-2011 08:40 PM #9
      thanks for the tips guys. I have two seals on but broke two in the process so I'm awaiting a few more seals as I didn't have the foresight to order more.

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