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.
Over at Autonews we picked up this little auto tech tidbit… While the Ford F-150 is shedding pounds to improve fuel economy, the 2014 Ram 1500 used a new diesel engine to achieve a highway rating of 28 mpg, the highest for any pickup on sale in the United States! The rating was posted last week on the EPA’s fueleconomy.gov.
Many of our customers worry about their cars breaking down, so they buy a new one. That’s fine if you really want a new car, but thanks to improved engineering and technology, you can keep the car you have on the road longer than ever before. The trade off for the improved quality found in today’s vehicles is higher maintenance and repair costs to keep their sophisticated systems running.