I have 3 of the 10 injectors not wanting to budge. Number 10 has had it’s plastic pulling collar disintegrate using the special puller tool, number 1 has one side cracked and the number 6 is intact. I had sprayed some PB blaster on them a few hours before the attempt.
The #1 side cracked was my first injector and I wasn’t paying attention, or rather I thought the creaking sounds were the injector walking itself out… I should have been looking at the injector more closely. You can barely see the crack in the photo, but it’s there:
The #10 surprised me since I was being very careful and thought I had not put that much torque on it. The others came out hard, but with no damage, I was very careful after #1’s failed attempt.
So, grab it with vise grips? Heat? Something else? I do NOT want to add a head gasket and redo of the cam girdles to my budget, so whatever I do, those three injectors need to come out cleanly. If all three are toast (as I think 2 already are) so be it. I’ll eat the $500 bucks rather than go backward on the work.
Rest are ready to hit the ultrasonic cleaner once my injector tester gets here.
Without that plastic collar, my guess is that the metal holders will not work, so I am out at least 2 injectors right now (and man they are expensive).
All BTDT’s are welcome and appreciated.