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Fuel System Tallahassee FL

The fuel system is, as the name suggests, the way your car gets its fuel delivered to it. Read on to learn more about fuel systems, the parts that make them up, how they work and much more.
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Fuel System Services Tallahassee FL

Local resource for fuel system services in Tallahassee, FL. Includes detailed information on local companies providing auto services and which give access to fuel injection, fuel system maintenance, fuel system cleaning, fuel filters, gas tanks, fuel pumps, carburetors, fuel efficiency, fuel lines, fuel hoses and other fuel system services.

Fuel Injection Diagnosis Tallahassee FL

For the engine to start and run smoothly with no stalling, hesitation or misfiring, the injectors have to deliver the proper amount of fuel with every squirt. This is especially important on late-model engines with sequential fuel injection.

Hose & Reels Tallahassee FL

There is, however, one common denominator between today's air tools and ones made years ago. The element that all these tools need, which is many times overlooked or taken for granted. Here is a riddle for you: If a gasoline engine can't run without gasoline, then what does an air tool need to operate? You guessed it! Air! Pneumatic tools need air that is clean, dry, and the correct pressure and volume in order to perform the way they were designed.

High Zinc:Conventional Oil for Classic Cars and Historic Racers Tallahassee FL

All versions of Joe Gibbs Driven Hot Rod oil can be used in flat tappet and roller cam engines. After using Joe Gibbs Driven BR break-in oil for the first 500 miles on a new or rebuilt engine, customers can now run their choice of conventional or synthetic oil in their engine without having to worry about aftermarket additives.

Oil Leak or Oil Weepage Can Result in Burning Smell Tallahassee FL

Once an oil leak is verified with a black light test at the head gasket joint, replacement of the head gasket can be performed. If the head was damaged by chip contamination, the head should be replaced. A revised "service-only" gasket is now released for both of these cases.

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Carburetor Cleaning Tips Tallahassee FL

Never clean your EnduraShine or PermaStar parts with solvents or carburetor cleaners of any kind. Use of these cleaners will dull the luster and will remove the coating. Never use solvents or carburetor cleaners when rebuilding your EnduraShine carburetor. Do not use paper towels to wipe or clean your EnduraShine or PermaStar parts. Although Edelbrock tests its coated products with various fuel types, gasoline formulations may stain the EnduraShine or PermaStar coating.

Diagnosing Fuel Pumps and Injectors Tallahassee FL

If an injector becomes clogged with fuel varnish deposits and fails to deliver its normal dose of fuel when it's energized, or fuel pressure to the injector drops below specifications because of a weak fuel pump, plugged fuel filter or leaky fuel pressure regulator, the PCM may not be able to increase injector duration enough to offset the difference. This can leave the air/fuel mixture too lean, causing the cylinder to misfire.

Diagnosing Repeat Fuel Pump Failures Tallahassee FL

Most import vehicles don’t experience excessive fuel pump failures. But, for the sake of our fuel pump suppliers, our customers and our own bottom lines, we need to consider that, among the more traditional reasons, fuel tank contamination can cause a repeat failure in any new fuel pump installation. We’ll begin our discussion by reviewing fuel pump testing.

Direct Injection Combustion Systems Tallahassee FL

Direct injection (DI) combustion systems, which are the industry standard for diesels, appear to be the next generation of fuel injection for gasoline engines. The reasons for implementing this technology are legislative, and also include market requirements that drive the need to reduce fuel consumption, while at the same time, meet the increasingly stringent exhaust emissions regulations.

Engine Life Tallahassee FL

The water pump keeps coolant circulating between the engine and radiator to get rid of the heat. The pump is usually belt-driven and turns continuously while the engine is running. Most pumps are mounted on the front of the engine and are driven by a V- or serpentine belt. Some water pumps are mounted under the timing belt cover on OHC engines and are driven by the timing belt. A few are mounted on the back of the engine or head and are driven by the camshaft.

Fuel Injection Diagnosis Tallahassee FL

For the engine to start and run smoothly with no stalling, hesitation or misfiring, the injectors have to deliver the proper amount of fuel with every squirt. This is especially important on late-model engines with sequential fuel injection.

Fuel Pump Diagnostics Tallahassee FL

Electric fuel pumps are a vital part of any electronic fuel injection system because achieving an accurate air/fuel mixture ratio depends upon the fuel injector receiving adequate fuel pressure and volume. Because electric fuel pumps have moving parts that wear out, they also have a relatively predictable service life and, therefore, become a predictable profit center for the independent import service specialist.

Fuel System Pressure & Volume Checks Tallahassee FL

For maximum efficiency, modern import fuel injection systems require that fuel be delivered at a specified volume and pressure. Because the fuel injector's job is to mix fuel with the intake air charge, it must produce a finely misted, conical spray pattern through the fuel injector nozzle.

Fuel System Services Tallahassee FL

Local resource for fuel system services in Tallahassee, FL. Includes detailed information on local companies providing auto services and which give access to fuel injection, fuel system maintenance, fuel system cleaning, fuel filters, gas tanks, fuel pumps, carburetors, fuel efficiency, fuel lines, fuel hoses and other fuel system services.

Getting Tanked: Flex Fuel Engine Modifications Allow for Alcohol-Based Fuel Tallahassee FL

For those of you who are not familiar with this engine technology, a "Flex Fuel" vehicle is one that has been modified at the factory to allow it to operate on a mixture of alcohol and gasoline. The vehicle's modifications are not only likened to hardware differences in the fuel system, but there are also software differences in the PCM.

High Zinc:Conventional Oil for Classic Cars and Historic Racers Tallahassee FL

All versions of Joe Gibbs Driven Hot Rod oil can be used in flat tappet and roller cam engines. After using Joe Gibbs Driven BR break-in oil for the first 500 miles on a new or rebuilt engine, customers can now run their choice of conventional or synthetic oil in their engine without having to worry about aftermarket additives.

Hose & Reels Tallahassee FL

There is, however, one common denominator between today's air tools and ones made years ago. The element that all these tools need, which is many times overlooked or taken for granted. Here is a riddle for you: If a gasoline engine can't run without gasoline, then what does an air tool need to operate? You guessed it! Air! Pneumatic tools need air that is clean, dry, and the correct pressure and volume in order to perform the way they were designed.

Internal Engine Diagnostics Tallahassee FL

In OBD II diagnostics, most of us know that an external component like a faulty fuel injector, ignition coil, spark plug or spark plug wire is usually responsible for a P0300-series cylinder misfire trouble code. Nevertheless, even with more sophisticated onboard diagnostic strategies, the PCM usually can't pinpoint the failure that is causing the P0300 DTC.

Jeep Fuel Problems Needn't Be an Uphill Battle Tallahassee FL

Grand Cherokees are prone to having some common mechanical problems, and many of you have probably serviced complaints of noisy differentials. While it is acceptable for Jeep differentials to make some noise, it’s not wise to ignore noises that are more than moderate or if your customer tells you that noise is noticeably getting louder as they rack up the miles.

New Fuel System Cleaner and Intake Valve Deposit Cleaner Tallahassee FL

Optima’s cleaning action improves fuel economy, performance and lowers harmful emissions. When used as directed, it’s safe for all fuel injectors, carburetors and fuel system components.

Nissan MIL On/DTC P1491 Set Tallahassee FL

Frontier (D22) or Xterra (WD22) may exhibit one or both of the following symptoms: MIL "On" with DTC P1491 (Vacuum Cut Valve Bypass Valve - VC CUT/V BYPASS/V) stored in the ECM; and/or difficulty refueling the vehicle. The vehicle's fuel tank may need to be replaced.

Oil Leak or Oil Weepage Can Result in Burning Smell Tallahassee FL

Once an oil leak is verified with a black light test at the head gasket joint, replacement of the head gasket can be performed. If the head was damaged by chip contamination, the head should be replaced. A revised "service-only" gasket is now released for both of these cases.

Oil Pumps & the Engine's Lubrication System Tallahassee FL

The heart of an engine's lubrication system is the oil pump. It sucks oil in from the crankcase and pushes it through the filter and oil galleries to the bearings, camshaft and upper valvetrain. A steady supply of lubricant is absolutely essential to prevent metal-to-metal contact, wear and friction between moving parts, to help cool the bearings and pistons, and to maintain proper valvelash in engines that have hydraulic lifters or cam followers. If for any reason the pump cannot keep the oil circulating, it's bad news for the engine.

Renewable Fuel to Get You On the Road Again Tallahassee FL

There are a number of reasons why biodiesel is getting attention. It can power conventional diesel engines, it is environmentally friendly and it substantially reduces emissions of unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and particulate matter.

Returnless Fuel Injection Systems Tallahassee FL

If you’ve tried to find the fuel pressure regulator on many late-model engines by looking in the engine compartment, you won’t find it there because the regulator has been relocated to the fuel tank. Engines with “returnless” electronic fuel injection (EFI) systems have the regulator inside the fuel tank. The regulator is part of the fuel pump assembly and is usually located downstream of the in-tank fuel filter.

Sensing an Emissions Problem Tallahassee FL

The only time customers even become aware of oxygen sensor existence is if they get a Check Engine light and there's a code that indicates an O2 sensor problem or their vehicle fails an emissions test because of a sluggish or dead O2 sensor. If their engine isn't running well or is using too much fuel, somebody might tell them they might need a new O2 sensor.

Specially Formulated Octane Booster Tallahassee FL

Formulated in the USA by the Justice Brothers laboratory team of chemical engineers, Octane Booster has been proven to stop knocking, pinging and overheating due to today’s low octane fuels. This handy additive is compatible with both unleaded and leaded gasoline, and Octane Booster also will help prevent hard starting or detonation when a hot engine is shut off.

Tech Tip: Replacing a Volvo Fuel Pump Connector Tallahassee FL

For five-door vehicles, remove the four screws from the floor hatch, pull the hatch backward and lift it out. For four-door vehicles, remove the floor mat, loosen the right panel at the front edge and fold it away. Use the following procedure to replace the fuel pump connector on 1993 and newer 850, S70, V70 and C70 models.

Toyota's 22R series Tallahassee FL

The incidence of timing chain failure on this series of engines seems to have increased over the last few years. We seldom saw a failure until 175,000 to 200,000 miles. Now, we often see failures under 150,000 miles. We've concluded that the use of lower viscosity oil has had a detrimental effect on timing chain life.

Underhood Service: Troubleshooting Troublesome Injectors Tallahassee FL

turbocharged engines, dirty injectors can have a dangerous leaning effect that may lead to engine-damaging detonation. When the engine is under boost and higher rpm, it needs all the fuel the injectors can deliver. If the injectors are dirty and can't keep up with the engine's demands, the fuel mixture will lean out, causing detonation to occur.

Understanding Air Filter Fundamentals Tallahassee FL

Every engine is equipped with an air filter to keep out dirt. An engine sucks in a lot of air when it is running: about 10,000 to 12,000 gallons of air for every gallon of fuel it burns! Consequently, the air filter has to have a large surface area and plenty of filtering capacity to trap and hold all of the contaminants that may be present in the air.
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