Albert Lea Auto Repair

Albert Lea Auto Repair

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Category Archives: Fuel System

Fuel Injectors

The last new American cars sold in Albert Lea with a carburetor rolled out of the MN dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Albert Lea and nationally have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much gas to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute. Fuel injectors deliver fuel far more precisely than carburetors. That translates into better gas mileage and more power for Albert Lea motorists. Virtually all fuel injectors for gas engines are known as port fuel injectors because they deliver the fuel to a port just outside the cylinder. Port fuel injectors operate at about 40 to 80 pounds per square inch of pressure. A few car makers have introduced gas direct injection systems on some engines recently. These systems inject the gas directl ... read more


Fuel System