WHAT IS A DIESEL ENGINE?
The main difference between a diesel engine and a regular engine is the way that the fuel is mechanically delivered. In a diesel engine, fuel enters the car’s combustion chambers through a series of fuel injector nozzles. This is a very hot and pressurized system.
WHAT IS A DIESEL FUEL INJECTOR
Fuel injectors are the main players in this system. These pieces make sure that the engine is receiving the perfect amount of fuel in that moment. The injectors deliver the fuel as a fine mist into the cylinders. The complexities and variations of this part vary between engine models.
HOW DO THE INJECTORS WORK?
When the injection pressures reach 30,000 psi, detected by the injection needles, the system breaks the fuel into a fine mist. To break this down more specifically, this pressure triggers the injection valves to open, starting the flow of the fuel. This flow starts in the lower chamber, and the fuel passes through small holes that break down the liquid into smaller particles, or the fine mist mentioned above. Fuel broken down into this form is much easier to burn. Once this entire process is finished, the timing valve will cut of the pressure and shut the valve. Once the pressure builds back up, the valves will open again, releasing more fuel.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FUEL INJECTORS?
Fuel injection systems are available in a multitude of types, depending on the specific make and model of the car. To make sure that your car is performing at its best, it is of vital importance that you purchase the appropriate injector. By installing an injector that is not fitted for your vehicle, your engine may not receive the appropriate amount of fuel or the entire system could fail.
To ensure that you are selecting the best diesel fuel injectors for your car’s needs, be sure to speak with a Diesel Logic professional. As industry leaders in diesel vehicles, we are here to assure your satisfaction.