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Old 02-08-2015, 06:44 PM   #15
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I picked my truck up today. Besides the injectors he found the "common" hole in the aluminium Downpipe which rubbed against the steel power steering line. He had that TIG welded. I also had him drop the transfer case and install a Kennedy pump anti rub kit, and do a complete fluid change on the Allison replacing with a Allison approved syn oil. His bill was $2,750 and he warranties then injectors for a year. I bought a CAT 2 micron fuel filter and adapter which goes on tomorrow in place of the oem 4 micron one. No smoke, truck runs great, so far so good!
I have talked with a shop just outside of Harrisburg, VA that has quoted about $3600 to replace all eight injectors and set valve lash while they are in there. The $2750 seems like an excellent deal. Did your shop in East Tennessee use GM or Bosch injectors? What town is the shop located in? Might be worth the extra drive down I-81. I have been buying my diesel supplies from Kennedy Diesel, but I don't recognize what the Kennedy pump anti rub kit is?

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Old 02-09-2015, 01:49 PM   #16
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Got my truck back today. I had a service plan so injector replacement only cost me $253 (vs~$4500) - $300 for the parts, $1200 for the labor. I have a warranty on the parts for 1 year. The big item was the injector kit - $2800. Here is here is the invoice:

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I have a LBZ. I use Donladson filters. Get them from freightliner. NO adapter needed and you dont loose you water sensor. Just as good as Cat and half the price of GM.
Dang it...oh well it's on now

Here is Kennedy's pump rub kit:

Kennedy Diesel

MJFZ, I can't remember which injector he uses. He works at a Chevy Dealership and does a lot of D-max stuff on the side. PM me and I will give you his name and Phone number. He warranties his injector job for one year.

If you are pressed for time, talk to him about it and I am sure he will accomodate you. I was not, so he had my truck for 3 weeks. I figured if he works for Chevy full time I was not going to put too much pressure on him to get it done quickly since I am only an hour away.

Also, I forgot, he changed the oil and filter too w/Mobil 1........
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Andy, my guy charged 15 or 1600 for the re-man injectors....I know you did not pay for it but $2800 is way high.
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You can find re manufactured LB7 injectors for $1500-1600.
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Andy, my guy charged 15 or 1600 for the re-man injectors....I know you did not pay for it but $2800 is way high.
The injectors I have seen on the internet all include a core charge of $100 per injector. This looks to me like it is the difference in price. Notice there is no mention of the cores on the invoice. Maybe this is standard dealer practice, maybe this dealer hustled the insurance company. I know that the insurance rep visited the dealership and approved the job up front. They can work it out with each other.

I was surprised that no other parts except fuel line gaskets and sealant are listed.
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Extended warranty company pay list prices. Your not going to hustle them.
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Thanks. This is the first time I have heard about pump rub, and I should pay attention to it. As soon as this article blast leaves Virginia next week, I will have to crawl underneath the truck to see if the transfer case already has the hole rubbed into it. If not, I better have this kit installed when I get the injectors replaced.

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Got my truck back today. I had a service plan so injector replacement only cost me $253 (vs~$4500) - $300 for the parts, $1200 for the labor. I have a warranty on the parts for 1 year. The big item was the injector kit - $2800. Here is here is the invoice:
Very nice. That just paid for the service plan!!

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Dang it...oh well it's on now Here is Kennedy's pump rub kit: Kennedy Diesel MJFZ, I can't remember which injector he uses. He works at a Chevy Dealership and does a lot of D-max stuff on the side. PM me and I will give you his name and Phone number. He warranties his injector job for one year. If you are pressed for time, talk to him about it and I am sure he will accomodate you. I was not, so he had my truck for 3 weeks. I figured if he works for Chevy full time I was not going to put too much pressure on him to get it done quickly since I am only an hour away. Also, I forgot, he changed the oil and filter too w/Mobil 1........
Thanks Motor7. I did send you a PM

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Dang it...oh well it's on now

Here is Kennedy's pump rub kit:

Kennedy Diesel

MJFZ, I can't remember which injector he uses. He works at a Chevy Dealership and does a lot of D-max stuff on the side. PM me and I will give you his name and Phone number. He warranties his injector job for one year.

If you are pressed for time, talk to him about it and I am sure he will accomodate you. I was not, so he had my truck for 3 weeks. I figured if he works for Chevy full time I was not going to put too much pressure on him to get it done quickly since I am only an hour away.

Also, I forgot, he changed the oil and filter too w/Mobil 1........
Mobil 1 is not approved for diesel engines; instead Mobil Delvac must be used.
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Just an update on where my LB7 injector issue stands. Because of the snow and cold weather the last many weeks this issue slipped off my plate. With the snow gone and warmer weather today, I did take my truck to Max'd Out Diesel just outside of Harrisonburg, Va. The shop owner connected his GM Tech II and looked at the injectors performance. He did show me two injectors where performing different then the other six and agreed my "exhaust hazing" is being caused by these two injectors. I am having his shop install 8 new injectors (GM) along with injector cups and what else he sees wrong under the valve cover. He will also check and adjust if necessary the valve lash. I am also having him install the transfer case pump repair plate, as well as service the power steering fluid, and change the Allison transmission's internal filter. I plan on picking up the truck in about 8 days (3/20) and I will update how this turns out.

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Why replace all 8 of only 2 are bad? He is just going to sell the good used ones. I see them for sale all the time.
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