You should get your vehicles injectors flushed every 30000 miles (50000 km), its a good idea to replace your fuel filter (if equipped) at the same time. Your vehicles injectors are electrically controlled nozzles that spray fuel into your engine to be burned in the combustion chamber. They are full of tiny little holes that makes a very fine spray keeping your engine running efficiently. Over time the additives in the fuel that’s burned causes these little holes to plug up. This effects the spray pattern of the injector making it less efficient. Less fuel is burned in the combustion chamber causing poor fuel economy, lower engine power and higher tailpipe emissions. If injectors become severely plugged they can also cause drive-ability and starting problems. Depending on where the injector is located on the engine and the time involved to replace it, if an injector becomes plugged and needs to be replaced it can be a very costly job. It can also be very difficult to diagnosis a drive-ability problem caused by an injector. Having an injector flush regularly will keep them clean, save you from costly repairs and keep your engine running efficiently. With the rising cost of fuel most of the time an injector flush will pay for itself by increasing your vehicles fuel economy and reducing your trips to the pump.
What is Involved
- Your vehicles fuel system is hooked directly to a machine witch flushes your fuel rail and injectors with special chemicals
- Your vehicle is then run for up to an hour on this machine to clean internal parts of your engine
What Can Happen if I Don’t Flush my Injectors
- Your vehicles fuel injectors can become dirty and not spray in a proper pattern
- Incomplete combustion causing poor fuel economy and engine power
- Higher tailpipe emissions
- Your vehicles fuel injectors may stick and require replacement
Due to the wide range of vehicles makes and models, this is general information and should not be taken as specific to any vehicle. Please consult manufacturer specifications for the correct specifications and repair procedures for your vehicle. This information is meant to be used as a guideline only.