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stock or aftermarket injectors?

I will have to replace at least one injector soon , I got a code twice, inactive now, "mechanical fault", this is on a 2006 Volvo D12, 700K miles. My question is should I replace it with a stock injector ($890 each) or is there a better injector in the aftermarket? I realize if I go aftermarket I have to do all 6 injectors. Does anyone have any info on aftermarket injectors for this engine and what are the benefits and cost. Thanks

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I would stay with the original equipment and run a factory injector if your running cross country. Aftermarket injectors may be cheaper but if you have a problem with it on the road your usually stuck with having to buy another one and either paying the core charge (which you won't recover) or turning in the bad injector for a core. The factory injectors may cost more but you'll have the peace of mind that if something goes wrong with them you can pull into another Volvo shop and get warranty. ''italic text''

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There is an very reputable and OLD (third generation) shop in Memphis that rebuilds both injectors and turbos. I have used their products for years and they have always been of very high quality. ie NEVER had a problem with any of their work. I recommended them to a local repair shop that does a lot of work and they have thanked me on numerous occasions, as they have also had very good luck with them. The name is Taylor Diesel of Memphis (http://www.taylordieselmemphis.com) 1075 S. Third St. • Memphis, TN 38106 (800) 748-7502 • (901) 948-4467

They are also quite a bit cheaper than any other place I have found.

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There's another reason to stay with OEM injectors the Detroit Shop I deal with said that if I was to come in to have injectors installed and the numbers was ground off the injectors which is what re builders do Detroit is not allowed to take them as cores.

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This is a very valid point regarding warranty. Another thing to consider is who makes what? Most engine manufactures do not make their own component. Viable option is find direct supply and go thru them. That is what I have done in the past. same part as dealer, yet reduced pricing. Just a thought. Good luck!

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i can only speak detroit series 60 pre egr engines on this subject, but i have run into the same fork in the road. i have had problems with detroit remanufactured products, particularly heads. but this was 7-10 years ago when i know freightliner was having financial problems, and subsequently was bought by daimler. i'm not even sure if detroit was owned by freightliner at the time, but a detroit shop forman told me that the company had had its share of quality/quality control issues. since then i have leaned towards aftermarket products. in your case, if you went with an aftermarket injector, and volvo will not accept as a core in case it did fail, you could always buy 2 and keep a spare handy. i know a freightliner dealer accepted an aftermarket injector for a core that blew a tip in my engine. so did a detroit shop when the fuel solenoid started leaking in another in my engine. you might want to check with volvo whether or not they would be installing a reman. all detroit injectors for pre egr engines are remans (i don't know about later models). if so, you still have some of the risks (if any more) associated with reman. in which case you might want to put a quick drain valve on the bottom of you oil pan in order to be able to drain some oil off and add fresh in case of fuel leaking in your oil so you can get to a shop without calling a wrecker. i have had to do this on three seperate occcasions

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if you go aftermarket and part fails, you might still get part warranted, but probably not labor-unless you have in writing a warranty stating so. the shop doing the repair would still have to be paid before they release the vehicle, either by the truck owner (in which case he gets reimbursed by the warrantyer), or directly by whomever is warrantying the part. all aftermarkets i've dealt with warranty parts-but not labor-for a year. get your warranty in writing, preferably with a signature and name on it too.

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OEM at a dealership only for nationwide warranty on parts and labor. I just did a six pack on my N14 at $470/piece. I could've gotten remans from an indy rebuilder for $150/piece but no guarantees...even though he has good reputation.

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Mechanical fault seems to be the lesser of the two injector fault codes. I hav 07 d12 with 1408000 miles replaced #1 injector only after electrical fault showed up. Miss fre and rough running, reset would correct for only a very short time. Let truck set over night and could only reproduce fault under a demand situation. Restlesswindinc@ yahoo.com

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