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One common problem that car service professionals have to fix is a slow starting car engine, or one that does not reach full RPM. When this happens, it is often a case of a dirty fuel injector. The ‘dirt’ isn’t the typical dust and grime but fuel varnish deposits that have accumulated over time, particularly in engines that have not been regularly cleaned.

Dirty Fuel Injectors: The Need for an Effective Fuel Injector Cleaner

This condition can lead to low fuel economy, poor emissions, and hydro lock. As this case is common in virtually all car engines, it creates the inevitable need for a quality fuel injector cleaner. An article for Yahoo.com explains why and how injectors should be cleaned.

“The truth is ANY injector can clog. Nobody’s injectors are immune to this kind of problem, but some are obviously better than others.


Problems can occur even with a slight buildup of deposits. Because the injector orifice is so small, it doesn’t take much crud to restrict the flow of fuel or to disrupt the spray pattern. For good combustion, the injectors must produce a fine cone-shaped mist of fuel vapor. Wear or deposits in the nozzle can create ‘streamers’ of liquid fuel that vaporize and burn poorly. This, in turn, can cause hesitation, emissions and performance problems.”

Car maintenance experts should warn their customers that car injector cleaning can be tricky and dangerous if done by amateurs. On the other, car service pros should protect their customers’ cars by using only high-grade quality fuel injector cleaners from trusted automotive supplies companies like Apache Oil Company. Using quality products can not only help ensure a satisfactory outcome, but can also help save on time and money, as the products can clean away all the contaminants in a single clean up.

Additionally, the process of cleaning a fuel injector can lead to difficult-to-remove stains and oil residue on the repairer’s hands and body. To get a thorough cleaning, an amateur has to invest on the right hand cleaner as well. On the other hand, professionals are expected to keep the appropriate hand cleaner, like the fast-acting Gojo hand cleaner, handy at all times.

(Article Information and Image from My mechanic says my injectors are dirty and need to be cleaned. What does that mean?, Yahoo.com)

Posted on Feb 20, 2014

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