DIY Fuel Injector Cleaning is a process that can be accomplished fairly simple and easy. That’s to say if you base it on YouTube videos and some internet sites. An on-off switch is connected to a battery. The other side of this switch is then connected to the fuel injector to be cleaned with a set of wires. The injector is opened and closed by pressing the switch. While the injector is open carb and choke cleaner is then forced through the injector with a syringe. This is done a couple of times per injector and BAM!…. instant results.
Not so fast.
DIY fuel injector cleaning projects are almost always a failure, dangerous and pose a fire hazard. DIY’ers do not have the proper equipment to test, measure, verify and clean the internals of the fuel injectors. With the proper fuel injector cleaning equipment and chemicals it takes the professionals about 45 – 60 minutes of actual cleaning time to clean a single or set of fuel injectors. During this time the injectors are opened and closed 20 000 to 30 000 time whilst they are inside an ultrasonic bath. Do you really believe that a couple of squirts with carb and choke cleaner can achieve the same result?
By the time the DIY’er collected, made and or purchase the necessary equipment to make the injector cleaning attempt successful they would almost always have spent more time and money than what it would have cost to send the injector set for professional fuel injector cleaning.
The most important factors to check when cleaning fuel injectors:
Besides current draw, cracks and other obvious problems,
- Leaking fuel injectors: Does the fuel injector pintle, ball or disc properly seal or seat under operating pressure, thus preventing the fuel injector from leaking.
- Volume: The amount of fuel delivered under operating pressure and under various loads.
- Atomization: How well the fuel being delivered is atomized at various rpm.
- Distribution: The length or depth and the width of the spray pattern.
In most instances the DIY’er does not have the ability to accurately and under operating pressure, measure how much fuel the injector delivers before and after the cleaning process. There are some that recommend that theses test been done using the fuel rail and fuel from the vehicle. This recommendation is irresponsible, dangerous and pose a real fire hazard that could cause severe injuries or even death.
If you want to save time and money read our article on fuel injector cleaning methods.
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