What is a Fuel Injector?
A Fuel injector is a piece of automotive technology that was meant to replace carburetors.
They are used on diesel and most petrol engines and work by spraying atomised fuel directly into an internal combustion engine.
The fuel filters over time will let various contaminants through like sediment, hydrocarbons and other fuel additives. Even water attracted by the ethanol in fuel can begin to rust your injectors. These contaminants WILL eventually block the fuel injectors.
The fuel injectors, left unfixed can cause damage to your engine- and could even fail completely.
When does my car need a Fuel Injector Cleaning?
If you notice any of these symptoms happening to your vehicle, you need a Fuel Injector clean up!
- Vehicle hesitates when accelerating
- Increased fuel consumption
- Engine stutters while driving
- Some cylinders don’t fire
- Increase exhaust smoke and emissions
- Hard starts
There are a several types of fuel injection methods:
Single-Point / Throttle Body Injection
Port / Multipoint Fuel Injection
Sequential Fuel Injection
Regardless of what type of Fuel Injection System your vehicle has, they all have the same vital role of maintaining the exact air-fuel-ratio for clean and ideal engine combustion.
Based on your car model, we will be able to determine which type of fuel injectors you have and will clean them accordingly.
There are various methods for cleaning the injectors including, ‘pour-in’ fuel tank additives, specific injector cleaning machines and cleaning kits. However the easiest way is to remove and clean them.
Once your vehicles fuel injectors been cleaned you will notice improved fuel economy and smooth driving!
AT R & L Automotive, we can complete a Fuel Injector clean for Cars, 4WD’s, Trucks, RV’s, Vans, Motorcycles and Scooters.