Do you own a diesel engine vehicle ?.
Gone are the days where you can just fill up anywhere or just leave your vehicle sitting around for months to years without starting the engine.
Filling up your vehicle will require a degree of diligence in the future, as your common rail fuel injection diesel will require more attention to detail.
With electronic diesel injection systems that produce outstanding fuel economy, the engine itself is under pressure to maintain this result.
To do this a typical electronic diesel injection system may produce 18000 to 23000 PSI, as opposed to the old mechanical fuel injection systems that may only need 2000 PSI within the fuel circuits.
So what’s the problem you may ask
Any bad fuel or fuel that contains water or fuel that is contaminated will cost you an expensive ride.
You might be thinking right now that it’s not a problem because you have a new car warranty, or you have a fleet vehicle.
More to the point why do we have this type of problem that may cost $5000 to $10,000 to rectify not to mention who is going to pay?
To put it in simple terms a typical electronic diesel injection system is an extremely precise engine and therefore will not tolerate any type of fuel contamination.
Unfortunately, we can get caught with this costly repair even if we do all the right things.
The real question is how to avoid such a costly event.
Keep your vehicle serviced at the correct service intervals
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer, or a service
When filling up go to the same filling point and keep your records and filled for future reference.
The major causes of fuel contamination to a common rail are;
Non-genuine faulty filters that do not comply with the micron filter specification.
A fuel system that has been open to oxidization.
There is light at the end of the fuel rail.
A good diesel injection repair specialist