How to Clean Fuel Injector (Part II)

by | Sep 19, 2014 | Fuel Advice | 0 comments

In previous blog, we have discussed one method of fuel injector cleaning. Here we will mention another two methods for the same purpose. You can follow any of these steps to clean the fuel injector after a wrong-fuelling incident or just on a regular basis in order to improve your car engine’s performance.

Method 2: Add cleaner additives

Cleaning additives is also called
detergents. If you add it to fuel, it will prevent build up of debris and dirt
in fuel tank. These additives lessen volatility of lighter ingredients of fuel.
When you install fuel in your car tank, it contains some additives. Some
suppliers do not add additives in required amount and some use cheap
alternatives which are less effective. It means you have to add additional
PEA or Polyetheramine is one of the
best and commonly used additives. It is expensive but very effective for
cleaning combustion chamber, valves and injectors. And remember it requires use
of no additional fluidizers.
Method 3: Manual cleaning
It won’t be a workable idea to
opt for on-car cleaning if your injector is badly jammed because it will
prevent cleaning solvent from passing in times of cleaning cycle. You may try
it but if are without result, go with off-car cleaning and that involves
removal of injector from the car and its proper cleansing.  However, you should better do it at a car
breakdown centre.
For off-car cleaning, you need to
use special equipments. It will also take more time if compared to on-car
cleansing. However, it is more effective. This is because; it thoroughly cleans
every part of injector. What is more, it also ensures flow-testing for spray
pattern checking and injector volume to make sure that they are properly
Some Must-Follow Tips
Remember to cut off pressurized fuel connection.
Make sure there is no high pressure solvent or fuel leak in the engine.
These solvents are inflammable.
Never get in contact with cleaning solvent.
Protect your eyes by wearing safety glasses.
Close sparking plugs or other open ignition sources.
Never overuse fuel additives; otherwise it may damage your catalytic
converters that are usually expensive.