Monday, February 24, 2014

The Importance of Clean Fuel Injectors

Fuel injectors are a key component of modern automobile engines. They make sure gasoline is pumped into the engine in complete precision, ensuring the right amount of power is generated as the car is being driven. For the most part, fuel injectors are designed to last just as long as the car itself. 

There are, however, instances, where fuel injectors can be worn out to the point that it barely works and using the car is more costly than beneficial. Just like a car’s spark plugs, fuel injectors are important in ensuring the service life of the engine, particularly when the car continues to gain a lot of mileage. 

Smaller than a pinhole, fuel injector openings are susceptible to blockage caused by sediments or other impurities mixed in with the gasoline. This causes further accumulation of sediments around the area, preventing improper injection gas to the engine. This often leads to lower engine power, poor acceleration, and significantly lower fuel economy. It also causes rough idling of the car, as well as high carbon monoxide emissions. 

In comparison to other engine components, the maintenance of fuel injectors is actually simple, and often just overlooked. Vehicle owners can start by adding fuel injector cleaner to their gas tank, which can help prevent issues like sputtering. Changing fuel filters on a regular basis, or according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, will also better prevent debris from circulation within the fuel tank and onto the fuel injectors.


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