6.0L and 7.3L Powerstroke Diesel - High Pressure Oil System IPR Air Test Fitting SET - Test it the right way! Each year Motor Magazine selects the Top 20 most innovative new tools in the automotive industry.
We are pleased to announce that the 6.0L IPR Air Test Tool was selected to receive this highly coveted award for 2014. To see a clip of the Motor Magazine article.THE PROBLEM: One of the more common issues plaguing 6.0L Powerstroke owners are hard hot-start issues. These issues are almost invariably caused by leakage in the engine's high pressure oil system which operates the fuel injectors. Possible leakage locations include the high pressure oil pump itself, IPR Valve, STC fitting, branch tubes, standpipes, dummy plugs, oil rail ball tube o-rings, injector inlet seals, etc. If the leak or combination of leak sources is bad enough to prevent the system from building the 520 PSI required, the truck will not start under any condition - hot or cold. Locating the exact source of the leak(s) is the challenge. THE TRADITIONAL METHOD The method most technicians use to locate the source of the high pressure oil leak is to connect shop air to the high pressure oil system by way of an adapter which takes the place of the ICP sensor. This method has several problems associated with it. First, the IPR valve is normally open and must be closed by either commanding it closed with a scan tool, or by using a stand-alone IPR driver tool or no air pressure will build in the system. Connecting battery voltage directly to the valve will damage it. Even when commanded closed, IPR valves are not designed to seal completely meaning that they will always leak some air during the testing process.
Unfortunately, the sound of one air leak will make it difficult or impossible to locate other leakage points - especially small leaks toward the rear of the engine such as cracked branch tubes. Finally, the latest updated standpipes have internal check valve which prevent reverse flow - rendering the conventional test method useless. OUR SOLUTION We have teamed with an innovative local company to bring you a new and improved method of locating these troublesome leaks.Our tool takes the place of the IPR valve meaning that the system can be completely sealed so that even the smallest leaks can be detected. NO Scan tool or IPR driver tool is required - potentially lower tool investment 2.
Leaks of ANY size can be detected - because the IPR valve is removed from the system the fact that it never closes 100% and thus creates a distracting air noise during testing becomes a non-issue. In fact, it is possible to pressurize a system with shop air, trap the air, and leave it pressurized overnight. We have seen systems that will hold the pressure until morning. No vehicle required - engine builders can quickly verify that an engine has no high pressure oil leaks before installing the engine into the vehicle where repairs are much more difficult 4. Allows systems with the latest updated standpipes to be tested.
Every 6.0L Tech needs this tool! T his fitting is made in the USA and and is built to last a lifetime.
Most professional technicians who do a lot of work on the 6.0L Powerstroke should choose this option. The ability to "air-up" the system and then trap the air pressure by closing the shutoff valve allows even the smallest leaks to be detected. The absence of any unwanted air noises from leaking air lines connected with quick connect couplings makes locating the real problem easier. IPR replacement fitting only (THIS LISTING)- This cost-saving option is intended for lower volume users such as individual truck owners.At less than the cost of one hour of diagnostic time in most areas, this tool can save your hundreds or even thousands of dollars. The complete system can be tested in under 20 minutes - in a professional repair facility this tool will pay for itself after one or two repairs. To connect, just remove the air cleaner, FICM, and coolant degas bottle (Turbo removal is NOT required).
Remove the IPR valve and thread in the tool, hand tightening is sufficient. Connect shop air and listen for leaks. If desired a scan tool can be used to monitor air pressure in the system by observing the ICP sensor reading. This is not a required step.
To prevent costly combacks we recommend air checking every 6.0L for high pressure oil leaks after any part of the system has been disassembled. As with any air tool, you will need to add your own air line quick-connect fitting.
Since there are so many various air fitting in use, it is impractical to provide this part. Our tool has 1/4 inch pipe threads to accept standard air fittings.It is strongly advised to avoid cranking the engine with this tool connected. Since the IPR valve is not in place to provide pressure relief, the high pressure oil pump would effectively be dead-headed and pump, system, tool, or personal damage could result. Auto repair activities are hazardous. This tool is intended for usage by trained professionals. By using it you are certifying that you have the necessary skills and training to do so safely.
We carry the repair parts you need. Injector seal kits WITH the upper D-ring seal and snap ring not available through Ford - Complete injectors - High pressure oil pumps - IPR Valves and Seal Kits - Standpipes and Dummy Plugs. 7.3L Powerstroke Diesel - High Pressure Oil System IPR Air Test Fitting - Test it the right way! Due to popular demand we now offer the IPR air test fitting / tool for the 7.3L engine also.
Also Fits International T444E, DT466E, and CAT 3126. 7.3L Powerstroke engines may experience hard start and or no start issues. In some cases the no-start issue may occur only with the engine hot. If the observed ICP pressure during cranking is less than the required 500 PSI, then the problem is in the high pressure oil system. One of the first checks that should be made is to remove the plug from the top of the high pressure oil reservoir (in front of the fuel filter) to observe if the reservoir is full.If the oil is standing within an inch of the top of the reservoir, then the problem is in the high pressure oil system and could be caused by one of three things. The high pressure oil pump itself. A high pressure oil leak. The 7.3L IPR Air Test Fitting will allow you to quickly determine which of these is the case (without unnecessary and costly parts substitution) by performing the following. Remove the IPR valve and pressurize the system with shop air. External high pressure oil leaks would have, of course, been obvious. The primary concern is internal leaks under the valve covers. These could include leaking injector orings, or leaking injectors. Listen for any leaks under the valve covers and correct if present. If the center injector oring fails high pressure oil could be leaking back into the fuel system.
Remove the fuel filter cap and observe for air bubbles in the fuel. If necessary, individual fuel lines running from the fuel filter assembly to the cylinder heads can be disconnected in order to isolate the problem. If no air leaks are observed, the next step is to isolate whether the problem is with the IPR or the high pressure oil pump. Remove the IDM fuse or unplug the IDM or injector connectors at the valve covers to prevent starting.Install a pipe plug in the IPR air test fitting and crank the engine. This step effectively deadheads the high pressure oil pump - this is an approved procedure per Ford factory service info. If the ICP pressure is now above 500 PSI, the problem is a bad IPR valve.
If the pressure is under 500 PSI, then the problem lies with the high pressure oil pump. If a delay occurs that is longer than would normally be considered commercially acceptable, we will attempt to contact you. Please take a moment to read it. Local auto parts stores will not pay your travel costs to return a part either.Applications We guarantee our parts to be as described by part number, picture, and verbiage. While we do our best, vehicle applications, however, simply cannot be guaranteed. In most cases, we do not generate application lists. It is the nature of the auto parts business that, in rare cases, a part will not be correct for a certain vehicle even though it "should" fit.
This may occur because of errors on application lists, mid-year production changes, changes to the vehicle since it was built, the fact that a car was not built for the US market, etc. If a part does not fit your vehicle, this does not mean the part is not as described.
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