Changing the oil of your car is one of the most common reasons to take your vehicle into service these days. It also happens to be one of the few remaining things that car owners can safely and effectively do themselves in order to maintain their car.
When it comes to oil, there are two major types – conventional and synthetic. The former is made from crude natural oil, while the latter is also fortified with numerous synthetic compounds and often refined further. These days, synthetic oil is quickly becoming the norm, as it lasts longer and usually does the job significantly better, especially in extreme temperatures.
Using liquid cleaners as fuel additives is easy, that’s pretty clear. However, sometimes that’s not enough to get the job done. While going to a professional mechanic is always an option to get your injectors cleaned, it’s not the only one. For those of you who like to put in the effort yourself, there’s the choice of purchasing a cleaning kit to get the job done. However, it’s not something you just know how to do by default – so the question remains:
How to clean fuel injectors?
While liquid fuel injector cleaners are often hyped as cheap and easy to use solutions for injector clogging issues, many consumers are still skeptical.
And I can’t say I blame them. It does indeed beg the question: can you solve engine troubles with the help of a 10 dollar product?
Is it too good to be true?
Talking about fuel injector clogging symptoms and discussing different cleaners is all well and good, but
what are fuel injectors in the first place?
If we really want to take care of them, it surely makes sense to learn as much about them as possible. This is especially true if there are plans for manual cleaning or even exchanging them in the future. Testing fuel injectors and changing broken parts is definitely easier when we actually know what they look like, how they operate and where they are located.
While it is important to clean the fuel injectors on our vehicles to keep them running smoothly, how exactly can we tell if the injectors need cleaning in the first place? I can definitely understand that for a non-mechanics savvy individual, it can be quite the task to try to analyze and diagnose the health of an engine.
So, in this article, I’ll try my best to help you understand how the various symptoms from dirty injectors present themselves and how you can learn to notice the