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Common Rail Injector Maintenance: The Best Way to Keep Your Volvo Penta in Its Prime

Common Rail Injector Maintenance: The Best Way to Keep Your Volvo Penta in Its Prime

The safest way to ensure your Volvo Penta diesel engine performs its best is to keep its common rail injectors clean and make sure they are operating properly. If the fuel injectors are not subjected to regular cleaning and maintenance, your engine will not deliver optimal results and will use far more fuel than it should.

If not cleaned regularly, deposits build up on the injector tips. This usually happens once the engine is shut down and there is still some fuel left on the fuel injector tips. These deposits interfere and mix with the clean fuel and can significantly hinder your engine’s performance.

Proper Injector Cleaning Practices

To ensure that your Volvo Penta engine is operating properly you have to make sure you clean these deposits regularly. There are several ways to do this. A professional company that specializes in Volvo Penta common rail injector repair can use special devices that emit ultrasound to dissolve the deposits and clean the injectors. 

You can also try and take the fuel injectors apart yourself in order to clean the fuel deposits using acetone and wire brushes. However, you have to be extra careful as the tips of the injectors can easily get damaged. However, the most difficult part of this DIY approach is having to put the injectors back together properly.

There are also several different cleaners made specifically for getting rid of the deposits on fuel injectors. These chemicals are added to the fuel and contain concentrated detergent. This detergent mixes with the fuel and cleans the deposits as new fuel is injected into the engine.

However, keep in mind that there is a difference between a dirty injector and a worn injector. In case your injectors are worn out from years of improper use and poor maintenance, there are no cleaners or substances that can fix them. If you notice that the cleaners or cleaning methods you are using aren’t having any effect on your engine’s performance, the injectors are likely damaged and in need of replacement. In this case, the best way to go is to consult an expert, as they can identify the problem and offer the best possible solution.

Bad Injector Cleaning Practices

You can find many foul cleaning practices people can find on the internet. One of these suggests adding gasoline to your fuel, as it can supposedly help clean the deposits from the injectors. However, do not try this under any circumstances as the gasoline can damage the lubrication in the common rail injection system, seriously damaging your engine in turn.

Volvo Penta Common Rail Injector Repair in San Diego

PCE San Diego is a reputable service specializing in ship repair in San Diego. If you need the injectors in your Volvo Penta inspected, cleaned or replaced do not hesitate to contact us at (619) 235-0961.

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