If you have noticed your diesel vehicle has started feeling sluggish, getting poor gas mileage or feel like it’s driving differently than normal, you might need a fuel induction service. A fuel induction service is a very important maintenance procedure that aids the longevity and performance of your vehicle by ensuring all of the induction components are working at peak efficiency. It is a routing maintenance that should be done for both commercial and industrial vehicles. If your vehicle is used for frequent short trips, especially in cold weather, it is a good idea to schedule a service and have a professional assess the condition of your vehicle to avoid future downtime and additional costs.
What is a diesel fuel induction service?
This process includes cleaning the air intake valves, the throttle body, and fuel injectors. The fuel induction service is a way to clean some of the soft deposits inside the intake system of an engine without taking it apart. It is important to note that not all diesel vehicles have a problem with carbon build up. Modern diesel engines have dual fuel injection systems which avoid this problem altogether. Our technicians at AG Automotive will not perform any unnecessary maintenance that wastes our customers time and money.
Why is an air induction system important?
Any combustion that happens in diesel engines needs a sufficient source of air that is filtered, clean and dry to burn efficiently. The average compression ratio of air to fuel needed for proper combustion in a diesel engine is 30:1. That means for every pound of fuel, there needs to be approximately 30 pounds of air to burn efficiently. This ratio can reach up to 1000:1 in industrial applications. These high ratios are necessary because the more air there is, the greater the chance oxygen will make contact with the fuel and burn completely. The air induction system supplies your engine with the adequate amount of air needed for this combustion to happen. So it is important to have your air induction system inspected during maintenance to ensure it is working properly.
What are the benefits of cleaning the throttle body & fuel injectors?
A throttle body is responsible for regulating the amount of air and fuel mixture that is present in the chamber before combustion. Your vehicle’s computer determines the ideal ratio directly based on input given from the accelerator pedal. Diesel engines all have direct injection systems which spray the fuel directly into the combustion chamber. Over time, the throttle body and fuel injectors can become clogged with carbon and other debris, severely impacting the overall performance of your vehicle.
Schedule your diesel fuel induction service today!
If your vehicle is experiencing slower and/or shaking during acceleration, lower fuel efficiency or rough idling, Ag Automotive will have you back on the road in no time after we identify that it needs a diesel fuel induction service. Our expert technicians have the tools and knowledge to test, clean and replace worn induction components quickly and efficiently.
We offer our customers a full service inspection of their diesel fuel induction systems which includes cleaning the air intake valves, the throttle body, and fuel injectors. We want the job to be done right the first time so we ensure your induction system is working properly and exceeds the manufacturer’s specifications.