Chances are your contact with your car’s fuel is limited to filling it up at the gas station. But, once you put in that fuel it has quite a journey and a few important responsibilities. Your car’s fuel management system must: Allow the engine to start and run in the coldest and hottest places; Allow the engine to run smoothly under all conditions; And keep exhaust emissions in check. The vehicle’s fuel management system uses a multitude of sensors to gather information such as temperature, pressure, air flow, and other parameters.
This information is processed by engine control module. The engine control module can then operate the fuel injectors and various other actuators that control the engine operation. Key components of the fuel management system include: – Fuel Pump – Fuel Filter – Fuel Pressure Regulator – Fuel Injectors – Airflow Sensor – Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor – Oxygen Sensors – Throttle Body – Engine Control Module The fuel management system’s various components may malfunction, this can cause a no-start condition, or you could experience a loss of power, fuel economy or other driveability concern. This can also be accompanied by an illuminated or flashing check engine light, which is nothing to ignore. Have a look at today’s video for a little more insight into your fuel management system.
Today it’s time for a bit of light hearted fun. We’re going to look at what happens when do-it-yourself car repair goes, really, really wrong! If you ever see anything like these on the road or in a parking lot, snap a shot of it and send it in to us, we’d love to see it!
This is great find brought to us today by the Auto Tech devision over at NBC.com Have you ever wondered how you might locate charging centers if you were/are driving an electrical vehicle? As it so happens, one of the biggest concerns of switching to an all-electric vehicle is worrying about what would happen if you ran out of juice. Our roads and major highways are dotted with gas stations of course, but what’s an electric vehicle owner to do with a green car running on empty?