What does Fuel Injection Cleaner Do?
- Dissolve solids that has built up in the fuel injection system.
- Prevent the built up of hydrocarbons and other harmful deposits.
- In some cases “might” clean dirty or clear partially clogged fuel injector.
- Maintain a clean and healthy fuel system when regularly used.
Fuel injection cleaners prevent the built up of hydrocarbons and other harmful deposits. It is said that that they also help in maintaining healthy fuel injectors. Some of today’s major fuel brands already contain some form of fuel injection cleaner. In states like California it is mandatory for fuel suppliers to ad these fuel injection cleaners. Fuel injection cleaner manufacturers claim that their product help with a cleaner fuel burn. This in turn contributes to a cleaner environment
How often should fuel injection cleaners be used?
Fuel injection cleaners can be used every 1500 – 2000 miles. The sole purpose is to maintain a clean fuel systems. The use of these fuel injection cleaners should be carefully considered in the use of older fuel systems. Especially if that fuel system, automotive, marine, motorcycle, jet ski, snow mobile etc, had fuel sit in it for a prolonged period of time. (4 months and longer)
Why the need for Fuel Injection Cleaners
The electronic fuel injection systems used in conjunction with today’s engines are sophisticated yet very reliable. It must and can adapt to a wide range of conditions. Their real-world performance often comes down to the accuracy and consistency of the injectors being used. Each injector has to deliver the exact amount of fuel when required to do so and has only milliseconds to do it in. Not only must it deliver the exact amount of fuel but it must do so without changing the spray pattern. Regardless of condition it must be able to repeat this process millions of times year in and year out. Sometimes in the most adverse conditions known to man. If it cannot do so engine performance will suffer.
To maintain this kind of performance it is of the utmost importance that the fuel systems and its components are kept clean. On newer engines this can be achieved by using quality gas and the occasional use of a good fuel injection cleaner. Once injector problems start to appear the only reliable and guaranteed way to deal with the problem is ultrasonic cleaning and flow testing.
When not to use Fuel Injector Cleaners!
Fuel injector cleaner should not be used in any fuel system that sat up for a long time with fuel in it. Care should also be taken when using them in older fuel systems that has metal fuel tanks.
They should not be used on vehicles, boats, motorcycles etc that might already show symptoms of clogged or dirty fuel injectors. Care should be taken in using theses injector clean products. Based on test we have done even the best fuel injection cleaners can cause injector problems.
Manual Fuel Injection Cleaning.
When fuel injection systems becomes too dirty, fuel injection cleaner won’t do the job. A manual fuel injection system cleaning will be required. This kind of work is very labor extensive and fairly expensive. In some instances it will require the replacement of expensive or hard to find components. Metal fuel tanks normally require to be boiled clean and then resealed to prevent rust. Sometimes fuel lines needs to be replaced due to corrosion. Once the fuel injectors in the system becomes dirty or clogged, ultrasonic fuel injector cleaning is by far the best method to refurbish them. Leaking fuel injectors is one of the results of dirty fuel injection systems