If you are having driveablity issues and think it might be related to Gas Direct Injection bring it to American & Import Auto Repair and let us diagnosis it for you. GDI fuel systems produce more power per size of the engine than the older vehicles but need to be cleaned and maintained regularly.
Gas Direct Injection Cleaning With BG
Gas Direct Injection started to become popular with car manufactures about five years ago. It is popular because it offers higher performance out of the same size motor. It still gets good gas mileage without compromising power. It produces less harmful emissions better efficiency than the more popular port fuel injection engines. In order to achieve increased fuel economy and still have engine performance auto companies are increasingly combining gas direct injection, variable valve timing and low tension piston rings to achieve big power and smaller engine efficiency.
What this really means to you is all of this technology works great but needs maintenance attention sooner than some of the old cars did. The gas direct injection engines inject fuel into the hottest part of the combustion chamber. There is an ash or gunk that builds up on top of the valves that gets really hot and bakes on. These deposits build up and eventually cause a problem for the engine. When the deposits build up it can cause issues like misfires, reduced fuel economy and cause the check engine light to come on. Hydrocarbon deposits building up in the combustion chamber starts to cause the engine to choke when even a small amount of ash is present. This changes the ratio of fuel to air. This build up can also cause problems with injectors, stuck piston rings and PVC (positive crankcase ventilation) issues and even engine failure if ignored long enough.
Some engines can be cleaned with a chemical cleaners such as BG, injected into the fuel delivery system. If it is bad enough and has multiple symptoms it can become necessary to manually remove and clean the build up.
Our expert mechanics have the knowledge to service and repair even the most challenging auto problems on all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles. We use the latest technology to assess the situation and offer you alternatives. We guarantee all of our work and know you’ll be happy with the outcome. Stop in at 3832 West Market Street or give us a call at 423-913-3111 or text 423-390-8549 to let us know how we can help you!
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