BAM Marine | Ultrasonic Fuel Injector Cleaning
Did you know that BAM Marine, the parent company of mercruiserparts.com, offers ultrasonic fuel injector cleaning?
What's so great about fuel injector cleaning?
Additives and foreign matter can easily sneak into your fuel supply. The injectors can eventually become clogged or even plugged by the additives and foreign matter in your fuel supply. The ethanol in the new fuel blends makes this problem even worse.
Todays marine and automotive engines use sophisticated fuel injection to improve performance, reliability and economy. Ultrasonic cleaning and testing will help maintain the benefits of fuel injection that you have paid for.
What is the process?
The process starts with our technicians visually inspecting, cleaning and numbering your injectors. They are then placed on our digital flow tester and checked for resistance and shorts.
Once the electrical test is done, the injectors are pressurized and checked for leaks. The next step is a visual test for spray pattern and the measurement of flow at various RPM and pulse width.
After the first round of tests, the injectors are placed in an ultrasonic cleaner with a special heated solution. They are still hooked up to the electronics in the tester and fired repeatedly for 45 minutes. This loosens varnish and deposits that have accumulated in preparation for the reverse flush.
Next, the injector is pressurized in (reverse this time) and fired. This flushes out all the junk that was loosened up in the cleaning step!
Lastly, the o-rings and filter screens are replaced and the injector is tested again. All tests are documented both before and after. The documentation is really helpful when you are troubleshooting an engine problem.
The injectors are returned to you clean and ready to go. The difference in engine performance can be amazing!