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Fuel injection is a much more efficient method of introducing fuel into the cylinders of an engine versus carburetors. Carburetors, being centrally located on the intake manifold, supply more fuel to the closest cylinders than to those farthest away.
Most vehicles with fuel injection utilize an electric fuel pump located in the fuel tank to supply sufficient volume and pressure to the injectors. Fuel is under pressure as it enters the fuel injector. The injector is a solenoid activated by the powertrain control module (PCM).
Your customers are not strangers to thinking about their vehicle’s fuel efficiency. With Memorial Day travel, gas prices surged upward, and many Americans found themselves putting off trips to Grandma’s for closer-to-home events. Obviously, different makes and models of vehicles get different mileage. Some consumers may think their fuel pump may play a role in fuel mileage, such as the one shown in this video, when the problem is usually related to an outside influence. Consumers often only hear about how vehicles get better gas mileage today than vehicles of the past but may not feel that their vehicle is getting the miles per gallon advertised when they purchased their vehicle as mentioned in this article about a recent survey from AAA.
The BMW N54 fuel pump recall a few years ago brought to light the importance of the integrity of the fuel system and how it can contribute to the overall reliability of a vehicle. While BMW never officially stated what was causing the high-pressure fuel pumps to fail, some put the blame on low-quality fuel that might have been contaminated or had higher-than-normal levels of ethanol.
Despite the thought by some novice mechanics that it is overly complicated, the fuel delivery system is actually relatively simple. You pump the gas into the car, and then it is stored in the fuel tank before it makes its way to the engine.
LAKE FOREST, IL – Airtex Products, L.P., has announced that all of its electric fuel pumps and electric fuel pump assemblies will now be backed by a Lifetime-Limited Warranty.