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Should I Repair My Fuel Injector or Get It Replaced?

If you are having fuel injector problems, there can be multiple reasons. While your first reaction may be to take your car in for service, there are a few things you can do to determine if your fuel injector is malfunctioning or simply dirty. This obviously saves you time and money if you can DIY and not have to involve a shop or dealership.

Save yourself a hassle by checking a few points at home. In many cases, a simple application of Rislone Fuel System Treatment can cure your fuel injector problems and keep you on the road at little cost.

Troubleshooting Fuel Injector Problems

4700The first step in fixing engine problems is determining where the problem is coming from. Watch for these telltale signs of fuel injector problems:

  • A loss in power
  • Increased fuel consumption
  • Higher emissions
  • Rough idling and hesitation, especially at startup

While these problems could be due to other issues with your engine as well, in some cases, they are due to clogged fuel injectors. Dirt and carbon buildup can affect how your injectors deliver fuel to your engine. A single bottle of Rislone often removes those deposits and helps your car run better almost instantly.

4740You can also perform two simple checks at home to see if your injectors are working properly or require replacement:

  • Hold a screwdriver tip to the top of each injector one at a time with your engine running, and put your ear to the handle. You should hear an even, consistent clicking as the injector cycles.
  • Unplug the electrical connector for each injector one at a time (with your engine off) and apply a multimeter to the contact points. Check your service manual or online sources for the correct resistance (typically between 10 and 18 ohms).

If you detect normal function, it is likely that your fuel injectors are simply dirty. Regular use of Rislone products can help keep your gas or diesel engine clean and providing you with all the performance, fuel economy and reliability you expect.

Choose Your Product

it’s easy to find the right product for your vehicle. Simply choose Gasoline Fuel System Treatment if you have a gas engine or Diesel Fuel System Treatment if you have a diesel engine. Use our online locator to find a nearby source for all of our engine products or contact our team for more information. Our tech team is staffed by real humans, located just an hour outside of Detroit, aka The Motor City.

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