There are many complex problems that can arise with cars, and so many options or services to attempt to fix these problems. Today we will be talking specifically about a diesel injection service for your automobile. Where to begin? Well, a diesel fuel injector service is very different from other services we typically do and the process is a bit more complex and complicated. What many people don’t know about diesel fuel injectors is that there are many types. While we are able to service each and every one, we do typically see two main types: mechanical injectors, which are a bit older and tend to be more straight forward and less complex, and common rail injectors, which are more modern, more sophisticated, and more complex.
In many instances, the people who come in have been using the same diesel they’ve always had in their newer injector. This is extremely unhealthy for your vehicle and can lead to some of the many problems that vehicles have. It’s vital that you update your fuel when you update your injectors.
COMMON RAIL TESTING
Similar to the gas injector cleaning process that our technicians complete, we begin with a test. Our tests are very advanced and include many different areas, such as, high-pressure nozzle and control valve leak testing, injector start behavior testing, idle speed adjustment tuning, full-load quantity, and many other areas.
Because our tests are so advanced and very accurate, you are able to make an informed decision about the service of your injectors and how long they can and will last, and saves hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in the process— even if your injectors need to be completely removed and replaced. Our tests are also so advanced and accurate that we can pinpoint the exact injector that needs to be replaced meaning you don’t have to throw the good ones away with the bad ones.
MECHANICAL INJECTOR TESTING AND REBUILDING
After we complete our first test, we begin another test, and rebuild.
Unlike the first test with gas injectors, we can actually take apart the mechanical injectors, which allow us to get a very thorough look and investigate any and all problems that could be happening. After we disassemble the mechanical injector we begin looking for wear or tear, reusable parts, and which parts need to be replaced.
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY OF DIESEL INJECTOR MAINTENANCE
With the modern advances of technology, there is no shortage of webpages with myths or wrong information about your diesel fuel. As long as you remember, that’s all it is: false information. If you read or have read any webpage or article that recommends adding any kind of gas, transmission fluid, or engine oil to your injectors to increase the longevity of their lifespan, or to assist them with the harsh conditions of the colder winter months, please, do not do it.
Many of these suggestions that are found online might have been tips and tricks from years ago for older injectors, but they will not help any modern day injectors, in fact, it could potentially cause even worse problems with your injectors if you add any of these fluids. Many of the newer injectors are programmed to expect and accept diesel only. So, if you add in any of these other fluids, your injector just simply won’t know what to do with it.
SIGNS YOUR DIESEL FUEL INJECTORS NEED REPLACING
There are many signs that you will notice when a problem arises with your vehicle. Some of the most common signs that your diesel fuel injectors might need replacing, cleaning, or at least testing, include, but are not limited, smoke, and engine that doesn’t run smoothly, or if the diesel filter is regenerating more often than it should.
If you notice or are experiencing any of these signs, it’s time to bring your vehicle in to have it looked at—please do not try to service your diesel injectors yourself. Whether you have experience or knowledge, it won’t be accurate enough to properly service your injectors and could lead to bigger problems in the future if done incorrectly.
Agape Auto Service prides ourselves on having the most qualified technicians to work on your vehicle while also using the top quality equipment and products. Agape Auto Services uses BG Products to protect you, your family, and your vehicle. If you’re experiencing any issues with your diesel fuel injectors or would just like a routine inspection of your vehicle to prevent any issues, give us a call today or click here to make an appointment.