Signs It’s Time for a Fuel System Cleaning

Regardless of your caution or the quality of your gasoline, fuel systems require upkeep. Your fuel system may become clogged with air and gasoline impurities over time. This lowers engine output and fuel efficiency and may make it difficult to start or maintain engine operation. Here is how you will know when your car needs a fuel system cleaning;

Gas mileage is poor

Your engine will consume more fuel if it doesn't get enough fuel to balance the air/fuel ratio. Although it might appear that clogged injectors would improve fuel efficiency because less fuel is pumped through them, this is untrue. The engine that is low on fuel will need more fuel to run.

Trouble with Idling and Starting

Starting issues and/or harsh idling are further signs of a fuel system issue. For instance, if your automobile is difficult to start and you smell gasoline, it's possible that the fuel pump is jammed in the open spot and fuel has filled your engine. In contrast, if your car idles jerkily, your engine may not be receiving enough fuel. This issue can be solved by cleaning the fuel system.

Tachometer needle that dances

This strange, but typical, indication of clogged injectors. If your injector is clogged, the tachometer in your car will dance upwards and downwards showing how many RPMs it is producing. This is because the erratic fuel supply has an impact on your car's RPMs.

Acceleration Delay

You'll notice a lag in speed if your vehicle isn't receiving enough fuel. Pushing the accelerator or starting your car from a stop will cause it to splutter and battle for speed. This issue could be brought on by a malfunctioning fuel system, a congested filter, or faulty injectors.

Steps for fuel system cleaning

Here are the 4 steps of the Fuel System Cleaning that professionals undertake;

• Throttle carbon removal

• Valve carbon cleanup

• Fuel additive

• Injector cleaning


Fuel system cleaning requires you to reach deep parts of a car which needs the use of special tools. For professional fuel system cleaning services by experts, bring your vehicle to Oceanworks Berkeley today!

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