The fuel injector is a type of valve which is controlled electronically and used to deliver fuel to the engine. It injects fuel to the engine during the right time to improve its functionality. Engines that use a fuel injector give out a better output compared to the old ones that operated using a carburetor. It is found in the engine’s intake section.
The fuel pump is used to supply pressurized fuel into the injector through the fuel rails. The nozzle then pumps it into the engine through a small pipe or opening that closes and opens via a plunger. An electromagnet regulates movements by the plunger. The nozzle, later on, combusts the fuel.
The fuel is pumped into the chamber in the form of fine mist which is very volatile to burning. The quantity of fuel injected into the engine usually depends on the period the nozzle remains open. An engine control unit is responsible for regulating time during that period. Injectors are not only required to pump the necessary amount of fuel but also distribute it at the ideal angle, spraying pattern and pressure.
Ensuring your system is always clean will guarantee you the smooth distribution of fuel to the various parts. Your engine will run smoothly if your injector is clean and free from any form of blockages. A clogged or dirty injector can hamper the operation of your engine. Signs like black smoke or reduced engine power should be a warning that you need to clean your injector. The following are ways you can flush your fuel injector.
Use of Additives
You can use a fuel injector cleaning additive for this purpose. Get a good or well-known additive and pour it into your gas tank. You should ensure your fuel tank is full before adding the required amount of the injector cleaning additive. Most of them usually have the dosage or quantity you should use depending on the amount of fuel in your tank. One is advised to repeat the whole process for as little as about 3 to 4 full tanks.
Using a Fuel Injector Kit
In this procedure, you will be required to have a fuel injector kit, safety equipment like gloves or goggles and a fuel cleaning solution. You should first hang the injector cleaning tool from the hood straight to work effectively. You should, later on, pour your injector cleaner into the cleaning tool. Makes sure all the fuel lines are not connected directly to the fuel rails. Pass the cleaner through your injectors. After all that, you can run your engine to confirm if there are any setbacks.