With the onslaught of modern fuel systems, carburettors have been replaced entirely with direct gasoline injectors. Ideally, it is continuously injected into the combustion chamber where it is burned. However, over time, the injection system of a vehicle accumulates carbon deposits and other external impurities that impede the efficient passage and combustion of petrol. As a result, a slew of problems affect the vehicles performance and fuel economy.
So as a solution to injector-related problems including hesitation, rough idling, and faulty start-ups, it is vital to invest in a cleaning benzine injection service once or twice a year.
- Off-car Cleaning
This entails dismantling the petrol injectors from the engine and cleaning them off the vehicle (thus the name). These are usually soaked in chemical baths to dislodge any soot in the injectors. Although it is an extremely effective treatment, ultrasonic baths and chemical soaks are tedious and can be quite expensive.
- Cleaning Kit
Using highly pressurized air to push a cleaner directly through the system and towards the injectors, these cleaning kits are also effective in dredging carbon deposits. The main advantage of these kits is its direct application and instantaneous effects. However, these cost hundreds of dollars and require a certain amount of expertise. For novices, it is best to let your local shop mechanic run the injector cleaning kit for you.
- Fuel Additives
The most common treatment to dirty petrol injectors, benzine additives are preferred because they are much cheaper and relatively simpler to use. A single bottle can usually treat up to 20 gallons and is only required every 3,000 to 10,000 miles. Also, it relinquishes the need for hoses and adaptors. Additives simply need to be poured into the tank during a benzine refill. However, some users will discredit the need for such products and prefer a more straightforward approach in petrol injection services.
- Unclutter the petrol system
Whether it is an ultrasonic bath, a cleaning kit or an additive, each were created to cleanse the petrol system from the tank up to the petrol injectors.
- Noticeable differences
As mentioned above, carbon deposits can take a toll on your vehicle’s performance. Once these are finally dislodged from the benzine system, there are recognizable effects such as increased miles per gallon, a smoother and more powerful engine.
- Provide further maintenance
It services do not stop at just permeating carbon build-up. There are a number of long term benefits as well including lubricating the benzine, preventing rust and corrosion, and even dispersing water from the system.
Even with proper maintenance, a vehicle’s benzine injectors are still susceptible to carbon build-up. Ethanol in modern gasoline blends, low sulfur content in diesel and even water from vapor in the system can compromise the quality of your vehicle’s injectors.
It becomes imperative then as a responsible owner that you treat your vehicle to cleaning injection services at least biannually. And once engine problems start to manifest themselves, consider dredging your system.