Car maintenance is an expensive and time consuming ordeal. If you ensure proper care for your car, you can enjoy a smooth riding experience, optimal power and desirable fuel efficiency. Numerous steps are involved in car maintenance and in reality, the car owners don’t bother about it.
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Many shops promote a quick/easy injector service that runs a cleaning solution through the injectors while they're still mounted in the engine. A more thorough (and expensive) process for severely clogged injectors requires removing the injectors and cleaning them on a machine designed for that purpose.
Fuel injectors clog when deposits build up over time and thousands of miles; when that happens, they don't deliver the fine mist of gas that provides maximum performance and efficiency. If that happens, you'll notice a loss of engine performance or lower fuel economy.
The type of gasoline you use also can be a factor.
All gasoline is required to contain detergents that prevent carbon deposits, varnish and other gunk from forming in the fuel system, but not all brands use the same amount. Lower-priced brands often use only the minimum, but the so-called Top Tier brands use more detergents, and some vehicle manufacturers recommend them because of that.
How do you know you have a bad fuel injector?
There is actually a way to test a fuel injector without actually opening it. Here I will explain you how. Its really simple and doesn't require any real mechanical knowledge provided you know where your fuel injectors are located. No! they are not in the trunk or under the rear seat. They are under the hood, mounted to a fuel rail(s), and the rail is mounted on the cylinder head. V engines have two fuel rails mounted on each side of the cylinder head, and a most straight engines have one rail.
Locate your fuel injectors, once located, get a long rod or a long screw driver, put one end of the object on the fuel injector and place your ear close to the other side of the object and try to listen to the clicking sound.
A/C Repair FAQs
Q: What is the fuel injection service?
Cleaning your fuel injector system helps remove fuel build-up and deposits, clears the intake valves and cylinder heads, and flushes out the entire fuel system. Fuel system cleaning can also reduce your vehicle's carbon footprint by improving the fuel economy
Q: What is included in a fuel system service?
A full fuel system service should include both a chemical cleaning of your system and replacing any worn components. This could include your fuel pump, fuel filter or fuel injectors. These deposits can build up in your fuel tank, your fuel pump inlet or filter, in your fuel lines, or on your fuel injectors
Q: Is it necessary to clean fuel injectors?
Cleaning fuel injectors is a service frequently recommended by dealers and repair shops. But unless there are noticeable signs of clogged fuel injectors (such as a rough idle, stalling, poor acceleration or high emissions levels), it might not be necessary.
Q: What are the symptoms of a bad fuel injector?
Some of the symptoms of a bad or dirty fuel injoctor(s) are:
Starting delay | Poor idle | Failed emissions | Engine does not rich full RPM's | Increased fuel consumption
Rouogh engine performance | Surging and bucking under various throttle loads.
Q: What are the signs of a bad fuel pump?
7 fuel pump warning signs
Rising temperature | Fuel pressure gauge giving wrong reading | Loss of power when vehicle is under stress | Decreased gas miliage
| Engine will delay or not start at all.