A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle’s engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.
Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel in a specific pattern into the engine. (The pattern varies by engine type and design.) In order to achieve these spray patterns, the fuel must be pressurized.
The pressure in a fuel injection system varies depending on its type. Many gasoline engines use port injection systems, which operate with a pressure of 60 pounds per square inch. Newer direct injection systems operate at 10 to 30 times that pressure. Some diesel passenger vehicles have fuel injectors that operate at 30,000 pounds or more per square inch.
Vehicles have one fuel injector for each cylinder in the engine. Your vehicle’s control computer constantly monitors the engine and various sensors in the vehicle. It also adjusts the fuel injectors accordingly so that they can deliver the proper amount of fuel to the engine. As you can see, fuel injectors are a sophisticated and vital part of your vehicle’s engine.
Because fuel injectors are such precision instruments, dirt and contaminants are a serious detriment to their performance. When an injector gets gummed up, it affects the pressure, pattern, and timing of the fuel delivery. The result is a decrease in fuel economy and loss of engine performance.
So it’s important to keep your fuel injectors clean. That starts with keeping the fuel in your tank clean. High-quality fuel contains detergents and additives that help clean your engine. Brand-name fuel companies also deliver a more consistent quality of fuel than bargain stations in the Portland area.
If your fuel injectors are gummed up, you can get a professional deep cleaning service at Pat and Tom’s J.C. Motors, resulting in better fuel economy and improved vehicle performance.
Good vehicle care will prevent serious damage to your fuel injector system. And this is one system that you want to keep in perfect condition.
Why use our complete intake, engine, and exhaust CarbonClean System?
The MotorVac Carbon Clean System is the first gasoline engine system of its kind to clean the fuel system. When used with MotorVac’s proprietary Fuel System Cleaning Detergents, the system cleans the air plenum, throttle body, air bypass valve, injectors, valves, combustion chambers, oxygen sensor, and catalytic converters without having to remove any engine components.
How MotorVac CarbonClean Works
MotorVac’s two-line cleaning system connects to the engine using vehicle-specific adapters, temporarily replacing the vehicle’s fuel system. During the first cleaning phase (with the engine off) the system circulates MotorVac’s powerful yet safe proprietary cleaning MV3 detergent mixed with gasoline through the components of the engine’s fuel system. This phase safely dissolves contaminants, gum, and varnish deposits, capturing them in the unit’s ten-micron filter. The air intake plenum, throttle body, and intake runners are cleaned utilizing the ICS kit in conjunction with the foaming MV4 detergent. During the second cleaning phase (engine running), the injector screens, intake & exhaust valves, top of pistons, combustion chamber, oxygen sensor, and catalytic converter are cleaned. This safely dissolves and removes most of the soft carbon deposits, passing them harmlessly out with the exhaust.
Independent tests show that J.C. Motors’ MotorVac CarbonClean Service restores engine performance, improves fuel economy, and reduces exhaust emissions. More importantly, you will immediately feel the difference!
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