AuthorAlyssa Vargas

Diesel Fuel Injector Removal Tips!

A diesel fuel injector is a very important component of the diesel car’s engine. The diesel engine, unlike the gasoline engine, injects fuel directly into the cylinder. This exposes it to heat and pressure, which might, overtime, damage the fuel injector or decrease its productivity. Removing a diesel fuel injector is a simple process; however, it does require some basic knowledge of the system. The following are simple step-by-step instructions which should allow you to easily perform this task yourself within an hour or so. You can get a company out to do mobile injector removals if you get caught short at the side of the road!

Step 1 – Depressurize and Drain Fuel

As fuel injector is under high pressure and contains high pressure fuel inside, which can spurt out violently if removed, it is essential that the fuel injector is drained and depressurized properly. Therefore, the first thing that you should do is to ensure that there is no fuel in the fuel pump or rail and that the pressure in the fuel injector has been relieved. The service manual of your automobile should provide you with easy step-by-step guidance to do this successfully.

Step 2 – Make Sure the Engine is Cool

Remember, safety always comes first! Before you begin removing the fuel injectors, make sure that the engine is cool so as to avoid any risk of burn injuries.

Step 3 – Clean Everything

Also, before you begin, make sure that the fuel injection system and all its components are clean. Clean all connections on the fuel system and close any and all open connections as dust and dirt can destroy the entire fuel injection system.

Step 4 – Detach All Fuel Lines

If your engine has a fuel rail, then proceed on to the next step.

If, however, your engine has fuel lines instead of a fuel rail then remove both the fuel supply and the return lines from the injectors. This ensures disconnection of any fuel supply to the injector, otherwise, you risk getting fuel sprayed all over you.

Step 5 – Loosen the Fuel Rail

You will now remove the four bolts that are attached to the engine’s fuel rail in order to be able to move it. After this, gently pry the fuel rail loose using a screwdriver. Take special care while doing this so as not to damage the fuel injectors while loosening the rail. Otherwise you will need to purchase your entire set of fuel injectors again. The fuel rail should easily come loose now after you repeat the same process in three to four different places around the rail.

Step 6 – Loosen the Injector

Once you have cut all fuel delivery to the injector, you are now ready to proceed to remove it. The injector is held in place in a holder that has bolts at its sides. Remove the bolts and take out the holder very carefully so as to avoid damaging anything. Keep the bolts and washers in a safe place.

Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue & Different!

Looking to get to the church on time? We’ve got 8 different forms of fab wedding transportation ideas for your big day!

Bike

Vintage brides will love a vintage bicycle for this big day – they make a fun prop for your wedding photos or you could actually ride one to the venue. Just make sure the journey’s not up hill!

Walk

The ultimate Eco-friendly way to arrive at your ceremony! If you live close to the venue, or there’s a picturesque approach, why not make the most of it and walk there with your dad and bridesmaids?

Bus

This one is a great wedding transportation idea for the groom. If your man is nervous about arriving on his own, why not make the journey more comfortable – and exciting – and arrive en masse, in a classic Routemaster with bus hire in London!

That way, you can all travel to the wedding reception venue together and chat about how incredible the ceremony was.

Cars

Whether you opt for classic or sporty, cars are still the most popular way of getting to the church on time. Think about the season in which you’re marrying before you book one, though.

A 1920’s classic might not be the best choice for a mid-winter celebration.

Tractor

If you’re a country-loving couple, why not ask the local farmer if you borrow one of his tractors? It’s a fun photo opportunity – you could even get some wedding wellies to complete the look!

Horse and carriage

If you’ve always dreamed of being a princess on your big day, there’s really only one way to arrive when it comes to wedding transportation – horse and carriage. We recommend hiring one with a hood, just in case of bad weather.

Helicopter

To make a Made in Chelsea-style arrival, a helicopter has to be the most cosmopolitan way to make your entrance. Again, grooms usually favour this mode of transport as most wedding dresses aren’t easily accommodated in the small cockpit interior!

Tuk Tuk

Perfect for an oriental-themed wedding, a Tuk Tuk is essentially a motorised rickshaw. It’s highly maneuverable making it the ideal wedding transportation choice if access to the venue is tight. They’re unique, quirky and will certainly help make your wedding stand out from the crowd.

Elephant

If you’re tying the knot abroad, why not go the ‘whole wedding transportation hog’ and arrive at your beach ceremony riding an elephant! “I’m so pleased my Dad and I arrived to the beach ceremony on top of Dahl the elephant,” says real bride Julia. “ I’ve always loved elephants, and to have such a beautiful, magnificent animal present at our day was just incredible. It certainly made our day unique! Our guests enjoyed feeding her and the rides along the beach too!”

Stay the night before

One of the quickest ways to arrive at your ceremony is to stay at the wedding venue the night before! All-inclusive packages may include this option, leaving you and your bridesmaids to wake up slowly and get ready in your own time, without the added stress of traffic jams.