What is Fuel Injector Cleaner Good For, Made for, Used For?

Fuel injector cleaners help prevent the build-up of hydrocarbons and other harmful deposits. It is said that they also help in maintaining healthy fuel injectors.

Some of today’s major fuel brands already contain some form of fuel injection cleaner. In states like California it is mandatory for fuel suppliers to ad these fuel injection cleaners.

Fuel injection cleaner manufacturers claim that their products help with a cleaner fuel burn. This, in turn, contributes to a cleaner environment

What does Fuel Injection Cleaner Do?

  • Dissolve solids that has built up in the fuel injection system.
  • Prevent the built up of hydrocarbons and other harmful deposits.
  • In some cases “might” clean dirty or clear partially clogged fuel injectors.
  • Maintain a clean and healthy fuel system when regularly used.

How often can I use fuel injection cleaners?

Fuel injection cleaner can be used every 1500 – 2000 miles. The sole purpose is to maintain a clean fuel system. The use of these fuel injection cleaners should be carefully considered in the use of older fuel systems.

Especially if that fuel system, automotive, marine, motorcycle, jet ski, snowmobile etc, had fuel sit in it for a prolonged period of time. (4 months and longer).

ALSO SEE: How Long does it take for Fuel Injector Cleaner to Work?

When and Why do I need to use Fuel Injection Cleaners?

The electronic fuel injection systems used in conjunction with today’s engines are sophisticated yet very reliable. It must and can adapt to a wide range of conditions.

Their real-world performance often comes down to the accuracy and consistency of the injectors being used.

Each injector has to deliver the exact amount of fuel when required to do so and has only milliseconds to do it in.

Not only must it deliver the exact amount of fuel but it must do so without changing the spray pattern.

Regardless of condition, it must be able to repeat this process millions of times year in and year out.

Sometimes in the most adverse conditions known to man. If it cannot do so engine performance will suffer.

Author: Mechanic Mike Besso

Hi There, I am Mike Besso and this website is dedicated to the automotive industry. I have been a mechanic for many years and my experience includes fifteen specialization in heavy commercial work as well as private cars. I am a specialist and certified automotive mechanic (Both Heavy Commercial and Private Cars). I worked for a long time at Global Rebound Automotive companies (Toyota, TATA, BMW, Nissan, TVs, and Others ) as a Mechanic and Mechanics Supervisor. I hope to share some of my knowledge with others.

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