Perhaps the most important part of a car is fuel. It is an essential component that allows your vehicle to move and reach its destination. The main function of the fuel system is to store and supply fuel in the engine compartment. The fuel injected into the engine is evaporated and burned, thus producing the energy needed to drive the vehicle.
The fuel itself, which can be either petrol or diesel, is stored in the fuel tank. The fuel pump pushes the fuel out of the tank through the fuel lines and transfers it to the fuel filter. After filtering the fuel, it will pass through a carburetor or fuel injector and then be delivered to a cylinder chamber for combustion.
The main part of the fuel system is the fuel tank. Most cars have one fuel tank conveniently located in the back of the vehicle. Today, fuel tanks developed by car manufacturers have internal deflectors to prevent fuel absorption. Broken internal partitions can cause unwanted rear noise during acceleration or deceleration. The standard fuel tank consists of a fuel filler pipe, an engine fuel supply pipe and an aeration system. Vehicles with catalytic converters are equipped with a filler pipe restrictor that prevents lead fuel – with a thicker nozzle – from entering the fuel system. Fuel lines made of metal or rubber hoses carry fuel from the fuel tank to the internal combustion engine.
Another part of the fuel system is the fuel pump. Most modern fuel systems, such as parts of the Jaguar fuel system, use two types of fuel pumps, a mechanical and an electric fuel pump. Gasoline cars use electric fuel pumps, while carburetor cars are now equipped with mechanical fuel pumps. Mechanical fuel pumps are diaphragm pumps mounted on the engine and are usually controlled by an eccentric cam on the camshaft. Electric pumps can be placed anywhere in the vehicle, as they are types of fuel pumps that do not depend on decentralization but are usually located close to the fuel tank.
The fuel filter is the last, but certainly not the least, part of a car’s fuel system. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line, which acts as a shield to prevent dust and other foreign matter from entering the fuel system.
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All modern vehicles have fuel injection systems, so this is a topic we all need to know about. All new cars and trucks sold in the last 30 years have fuel injection systems. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers gas or diesel at the right place, in the right amount and at the right time; Mixing with air and burning in the engine.
Some vehicles have 10 or 12 cylinders. The engine control computer adjusts the injectors as it monitors the engine and other sensors. The fuel injector is a very advanced part. Fuel injectors, like any other part of the vehicle, require maintenance and cleaning. What interest? In order to function properly, the injectors must provide fuel at the exact pressure at a very specific time. It should be sprayed on a special sample as specified in the engine design.
Over time, the injectors may begin to form varnish, which affects the refueling pressure, pattern and time. As a result, gas or diesels are not burned very efficiently. It deprives performance and consumes expensive gas or diesel.
What about dirty fuel – how does it affect fuel injectors? Fuel injectors are the last stop in the fuel system. It starts with a tank. Honestly, the best way to keep the injectors running is to use high quality fuel. It is tempting to shop at great prices at really high prices, but the biggest brands have better detergents and additives and they provide consistent quality.
What about a good fuel filter? The filter is the next tool in the fuel system. Its task is to filter out the dirt and rust that has accumulated in the fuel tank. If it is clogged, the dirt will bypass the filter and move up the syringe.
It is important to replace the fuel filter when recommended by the manufacturer. This is part of a thorough cleaning of the fuel system.
Keep clean your car all the time.