Diesel Injection Service
A quick Internet search will come up with a plethora of products and methods that claim to clean dirty diesel injectors or otherwise provide for diesel injection service. However the reality is that unlike regular gasoline injectors, diesel injectors aren’t that prone to developing the build-ups that block their nozzles or affect fuel atomization. In fact the symptoms that many attribute to dirty injectors – loss of power, miss-firing on start up, poor running, increased fuel consumption and exhaust smoke are more often than not related to issues other than injector deposits.
Diesel injectors operate at very high pressures, up to 1800 bar (26,000psi) is not unusual, and this helps to keep them clean, but it also means that, over time, they wear out. Depending on the type of injector and the vehicle’s use, this can mean that a vehicle with a diesel injector will need Diesel Injection Service, that is, to have its nozzles replaced around the 100,000 km mark. Certainly most injectors that have done 100,000km won’t be at their best and no amount of cleaning is going to change that.
How Do You Tell The Difference Between A Dirty Injector And A Worn Injector?
It’s quite simple really. You take your vehicle to a diesel injection specialist, like DNA Automotive, who will test your injectors. If the injector fails the test the nozzles are most likely worn and need to be replaced. But if diesel specialist thinks they only need to be cleaned, and can be cleaned successfully, they’ll do it.
As unpalatable as this may sound, the bottom line is that there are no user serviceable parts in diesel injectors and pumps and so, in fact, Diesel Injector Service really means replacing the injector. If you are going to do any DIY fuel system repairs, limit it to replacing the fuel filter. Diesel fuel injectors are finicky. If you’re thinking of trying to clean one on your own keep in mind that if the job isn’t done properly, if the injection pressures aren’t set correctly – there’s a very real risk of causing engine damage.
Chemical cleaners may assist in cleaning a dirty fuel system, or they may just loosen build-ups resulting in on-going fuel filter blockages, or other problems, but they will not restore a worn injector or overcome a mechanical problem in the engine where what you really need is diesel injector service. If you chose to follow the cleaning route, be prepared that it may not fully resolve the issue and that a proper repair of some sort may still be needed afterwards. Injector nozzles have very fine spray holes and a well blocked nozzle may not be recoverable at all.
How To Avoid Fuel System Problems
Want to avoid having to have Diesel Injector Service? Well, while you can’t avoid the normal fuel system wear and tear associated with regular use, here are some steps you can take to avoid unnecessary problems.
- Rather than buying fuel purely on price, buy only a well known brand from a reputable source, even if it costs a bit more. Dirty, poor quality or contaminated fuel will destroy a diesel injection system very quickly.
- The fuel filter is there to protect the fuel system so be mindful of the need for regular replacement. If operating under adverse conditions more frequent filter replacement may be desirable or necessary. Use only original equipment or high quality replacement filters as the life of the system depends on them.
- Clean dirt and dust from around fuel fillers and avoid filling in the rain to reduce the possibility of introducing dirt and water into the system.
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