Cleaning your vehicle’s fuel injection system may strike you as a daunting task, particularly if you’re not well-versed in the basics of automotive upkeep. Fortunately, with the correct set of of tools and a helpful instruction guide at your disposal, you’ll be able to clean your vehicle’s fuel injection system in just three easy steps. So the next time your vehicle’s fuel injection system needs a good cleaning, don’t go to a high-priced mechanic—just consult this handy guide. Read on and bid farewell to those costly mechanic fees and learn everything you’ll want to know about cleaning fuel injectors.
CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB
The primary tool you’ll need for this job is a cleaning kit made specifically for fuel injectors. While these kits can be fairly expensive, their price tags scarcely start to compare with the money you’ll save on mechanic fees in the long run. Also, a detailed guide to vehicle engines is a highly recommended tool for those of us who are unfamiliar with the inner workings of automobile engines. Incidentally, such a guide may be found in your cleaning kit. Once you’ve gotten the proper tools, you’ll be free to move on.
OPEN UP YOUR ENGINE COMPARTMENT
Before you can start the cleaning process, make sure that your engine is turned off. Then, securely prop up your vehicles hood and open up your engine compartment. After consulting your vehicle engine guide, find the fuel injectors. Once you’re positive you’ve found the fuel injectors, it is safe to proceed on to the next step.
PREPARE YOUR FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM FOR CLEANING
Now that you’ve found your engine’s fuel injectors, it is time to prep them for cleaning. While the cleaning process is underway, it is vital to make sure that fuel is not being pumped into the engine. This can be accomplished by using one of two methods: You can either use tubing to connect your engine’s fuel inlet to its fuel outlet, or you may simply remove your fuel pump and stop up your engine’s fuel return. Once you’re certain that fuel is no longer being pumped into your engine, you may continue with the next step.
START THE CLEANING PROCESS
Having prepared your fuel injectors, it is now time to start the cleaning process. Start by hooking a pressurized solvent up to your fuel injectors. Next, begin your vehicle’s engine and run the solvent through the active engine for the amount of time mentioned by your cleaning kit. Once the engine has been sufficiently cleaned, turn it off and reconnect your engine’s fuel line and fuel pump. After everything has been correctly reconnected, turn your engine back on. If there is no real improvement in the engine’s performance, it most likely needs the attention of a mechanic.
So there you have it. Cleaning your vehicle’s fuel injection system doesn’t have to be a highly complex, time-consuming operation.