Want to avoid replacing your fuel injectors? Carbon Cleaning is your best option!
What causes fuel injectors to get dirty and clogged?
Fuel injectors introduce fuel into the engine combustion chamber at a controlled rate. All diesel engines have injectors whilst some older petrol engines (pre 1980’s) use the alternative of a carburetor.
Injectors have tiny nozzles that under pressure allow for precise amounts of fuel to added to the air fuel
mix ratio which in turn ensures a safe and efficient combustion. Engines by vary of design have either multiple injectors (one per cylinder) or single point injection where there is one injector for all cylinders.
For fuel efficiency and emissions benefits today’s fuel injector work to extremely tight tolerances producing a finer spray that allows for better mix with the air as it enters the chambers. The production of such precise fuel delivery means these injectors are costly and don’t necessarily fail but due to the carbon deposits issue it is possible for them become restricted and clogged.
Restricted or clogged injectors reduce the flow of fuel and disrupt the spray pattern which is critical for an even combustion. Uneven spray can cause stuttering acceleration and lack of power. The most common cause of of fuel injector issues is carbon build up. When this is combined with high tempe
How to prevent fuel injectors from getting dirty and clogged?
Primarily use high quality of fuel, they have better and more cleaning additives in them to assist keeping engine components clean including:-
- Deposit control additives
- Antioxidents and stability improver
- Cold flow improver
- Anti-static additives
- Corrosive inhibitors
Premium fuels contain a mixture of additives that unlike standard fuels provide the following benefits:-
- keep injectors and other engine components clean
- improved performance by keeping the engine running efficiently
- keeping emissions down
- vibration and noise reduction
Cleaning your Fuel Injectors?
There are numerous ways to clean or replace the Fuel Injectors with varying prices.
The costliest option is a complete replacement part. Most mechanics will recommend this – Why? Because they’ll earn a profit from the part and it’s a quicker job for them. The price of replacing Fuel Injectors varies considerably and will obviously depend on how many the engine has, a ball park figure is between £250 and £1,000 plus labour for fitting.
The moderately expensive alternative is to remove the injectors and manually clean them with a engine_injectorsspecialist solution, this requires some mechanical skill and time. The problem is not all valves are so easy to remove and refit, especially for the novice mechanic. As there are no replacement parts involved the cost of this service will be purely based on your mechanics labour charges so expect a charge of anywhere between £150 – £400.
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If you require further information please contact our team on 01293 769495. Alternatively, click on the following links to view our other engine cleaning services – Carbon Cleaning | DPF | EGR Valve | Oxygen Sensor | Intake Valves | Spark Plugs | Catalytic Converter | Intake Manifold | Turbocharger | Smoky Exhausts