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It is key to know about fuel delivery system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. You need fuel to go, and the cleaner your fuel system is, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. As a result, that means more power and better fuel economy.

A clean fuel system saves money at the pump. One of the most important things you can do to keep your fuel system clean is to buy good quality gas. Major brands have detergents that keep gum and varnish from rapidly building up in the fuel system.

Nowadays, most cars on the road are more than five or six years old. That means they’ve had time for some dirt and rust to start accumulating in the fuel tank. This junk needs to be filtered out of the fuel before it hits your engine; this is the fuel filter’s job. You should have your fuel filter changed when recommended. Check your owner’s manual or ask your service advisor if your fuel filter is due for replacement.

After the fuel goes through the filter, it then goes up into the throttle body. This is another area where varnish and gum can accumulate. A professional fuel system cleaning will use a combination of special cleaning chemicals and old fashioned swabbing to clean out the throttle body.

Lastly, the fuel injectors are the last stop in the fuel delivery system. It’s very important to keep the fuel injectors clean. They are in need to deliver a precise amount of fuel, at exactly the right time, in a particular spray pattern. They can’t do that if they’re dirty. Dirty fuel injectors really deprive power and waste fuel.

It is important for the fuel system to be in good condition, but in addition there are other things that will help keep your engine clean. Of course, air is mixed with the fuel before it’s burned; dirty air means dirt gets into your engine, so you need to replace your engine’s air filter when it’s dirty.

Do all these things and your engine’s air and fuel will be as clean as possible. You’ll get much better fuel economy and better power.

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