Category Archives: Fuel System

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better For Camarillo Motorists

Camarillo drivers know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted-or injected-into your engine’s cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors. There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the first method, fuel is injected into a port and allowed to mix with air and before it is drawn into the cylinders. In the second method, fuel is injected directly into the cylinders and mixes with air after it enters the engine. Direct injection engines burn fuel more efficiently than conventional engines. Some models can deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6. For example, in one family of engines, the conventional version (a V6) delivers about 250 horsepower. The direct injection version delivers over 300 horsepower and gets about the same fuel economy. The turbocharged version delivers 350 horsepower. Why the big differen ... read more

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Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance For Camarillo Drivers

Hello, Camarillo car owners. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine. Camarillo car owners don’t need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they need to filter it because it has some grit it in. Any dirt is bad for your engine. The cleaner the fuel, the better an engine will run. Over time, the small amounts of rust, dirt and contaminants in your fuel settle out inside the fuel tank. After about five years, this can amount to a quite a bit of sediment. This means that as your SUV ages, your fuel filter has to work harder to screen your fuel: more sediment in your tank means more potential for grit in your fuel. The harder your fuel filter works, the more often it needs to be replaced. Check with your ... read more

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Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Camarillo Drivers

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Camarillo Drivers

Camarillo motorists know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your SUV engine where it is squirted-or injected-into your engine’s cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors. There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the first method, fuel is injected into a port and allowed to mix with air and before it is drawn into the cylinders. In the second method, fuel is injected directly into the cylinders and mixes with air after it enters the SUV engine. Direct injection engines burn fuel more efficiently than conventional SUV engines. Some models can deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6. For example, in one family of engines, the conventional version (a V6) delivers about 250 horsepower. The direct injection version delivers over 300 horsepower and gets about the same gas mileage. The turbocharged version delivers 350 horsepower ... read more

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Fuel System Cleaning at Camarillo Car Care Center for Better Performance

Fuel System Cleaning at Camarillo Car Care Center for Better Performance

Hi Camarillo auto owners. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle’s engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel, to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine. Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel in a specific pattern into the engine. (The pattern varies by engine type and design.) In order to achieve these spray patterns, the fuel must be pressurized. The pressure in a fuel injection system varies depending on its type. Many gasoline SUV engines use port injection systems, which operate with a pressure of 60 pounds per square inch. Newer direct injection systems operate at 10 to 30 times that pressure. Some diesel passenger vehicles have fuel injectors that operate at 30,000 pounds or more per square inch. Vehicles have one fuel injector for e ... read more

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Clean Fuel

Clean Fuel

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the SUV engine. Camarillo motorists don’t need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they need to filter it because it has some grit it in. Any dirt is bad for your engine. The cleaner the fuel, the better your SUV engine will run. Over time, the small amounts of rust, dirt and contaminants in your fuel settle out inside the fuel tank. After about five years, this can amount to a quite a bit of sediment. This means that as your SUV ages, your fuel filter has to work harder to screen your fuel: more sediment in your tank means more potential for grit in your fuel. The harder your fuel filter works, the more often it needs to be replaced. Check with your owner’s manual to find out how often it should be serviced and how lon ... read more

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Camarillo Car Care Center: Good Service And Good Fuel Economy

Camarillo Car Care Center: Good Service And Good Fuel Economy

Most of our Somis clients want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving fuel economy. At Camarillo Car Care Center, we are frequently asked, however, just how much money Somis motorists can actually save. Well the US government has a website dedicated to helping us use less fuel. It presents the cost savings in a way Somis car owners can relate to and is relevant for all vehicles. Let me give you an example: Having your SUV engine properly tuned, can save up to 4%. If you’re paying three-fifty for a gallon of gas, you could save fourteen cents a gallon. In today's Camarillo Car Care Center post, we’re going to talk about several things you can do to improve your SUVfuel economy driving around Somis. We’ll tell you the potential savings per gallon of gas at three dollars and fifty cents, and we’ll show a graphic th ... read more

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Give Your Engine Clean Fuel With A New Fuel Filter From Camarillo Car Care Center

Give Your Engine Clean Fuel With A New Fuel Filter From Camarillo Car Care Center

Your SUV requires plenty of clean fuel to run. When your fuel isn’t clean, your fuel injectors can start to become clogged up. When this happens, your SUV engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run efficiently. This hurts fuel economy and performance as you drive around Thousand Oaks. It can also lead to the buildup of harmful deposits on valves and in the combustion chamber. That’s why all vehicles, including SUVs, come equipped with a fuel filter somewhere between the engine and the fuel tank. The job of the filter is to clean out little pieces of dirt and contamination. The filter captures the contaminants and holds them out of the fuel stream. Of course, the filter will eventually get clogged up and need to be replaced at Camarillo Car Care Center. If your fuel filter is clogged, the SUV engine can’t get all the fuel it needs, and it ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight And Your CA Driving

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from here to Ventura County knows this makes sense. Some of us in the Ventura County area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror. Guys; sports equipment and tools. Ladies; well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and trunk. I think my car has about forty-five pounds of French fries on the floor. All that extra weight wastes gas as you drive between here and Ventura County, and everywhere else. Lose the junk and save some money. …And you really only need one of those spare tires

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Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil In Your Camarillo SUV

If you're a quart low in your SUV, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Thousand Oaks area. The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to watch those numbers at your local Thousand Oaks gas pump rolling higher and higher. The transmission also needs the proper amount of clean fluid to do its work. When it's in need of service, the transmission drags your fuel economy down. So keep it clean and give yourself a fighting chance

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Fuel Saving Tip: Gas Caps From Here To Somis

This fuel saving tip is so simple, no one from here to Somis will believe it. It has to do with your gas cap. The first thing is to make sure it's screwed on tight. If it's loose, gas vapor will be constantly leaking out; wasted gas. And air will get in and that can cause your oxygen sensor to read incorrectly and the oxygen sensor will tell the engine management computer to adjust the fuel-air mix and, well, you get the picture; you'll be burning more gas around Somis than you need to. This could cause the check engine light to come on as well. A worn gas cap can have the same effect. If you constantly smell gas when you walk by your tank, you might need a new gas cap. So, twist your cap until it clicks three times - that means it's on tight. Have your Somis area service advisor at Camarillo Car Care Center inspect the cap to see if it needs to be rep ... read more

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