Fuel System Cleaning Cost

fuel tank, fuel system cleanerFuel system cleaning cost can vary wildly from about $20 to over $1000.  The variance in cost has a lot to do with what sort of cleaning you decide to use.  Of course, you’re wondering, is the $1000 cleaning really worth that kind of money?

The answer: probably not.  An expensive fuel system cleaning will include the removal of all your injectors to have them cleaned and tested individually while they are out of your engine.  Unless you drive a race car and need maximum power or you are sure you’ve got a fuel injector that is so clogged it won’t even open this kind of cleaning will provide little to no benefit to your car.

So what is included in a fuel system cleaning?  First, it’s important to know what components are actually included in your fuel system.

Fuel System Components

  • Fuel tank
  • Fuel pump pre-filter
  • Fuel Pump
  • Fuel filter
  • Fuel lines
  • Fuel rail
  • Fuel injectors
  • Fuel pressure regulator

All of these components serve a special role in your fuel system and all of them will get extremely dirty over time.  Even the smallest amount of impurities in your fuel will add up over the thousands of gallons of gas your car uses in its lifetime.  Your fuel tank will gather these deposits as well as other dirt and debris that enter it during filling. Your pre-filter and the regular filter will do their best to catch what they can but also aren’t perfect.  All the twists and bends in your fuel lines and fuel rail make for a perfect place for debris to settle and the tiny openings in your fuel injectors and fuel pressure regulator can only let certain size particles through allowing large ones to start blocking their openings.

Fuel Filters

When it comes to your fuel filters…  Change them! It’s inexpensive insurance to make sure everything in your fuel system stays as clean as possible We agree with Your Mechanic that every 2 years or 30,000 miles is a good rule for changing your regular fuel filter.  Since the fuel pump pre-filter is usually much more difficult to change, we only recommend changing that filter when changing your fuel pump or as often as your manufacturer recommends.

When it comes to cleaning the other components in your fuel system you’ve got 2 options.  A chemical cleaning, or removing and mechanically clean them. As we talked about with your fuel injectors, removing them and cleaning them off the car is often overkill for a regularly driven road car so we recommend a chemical cleaning.  Luckily, BlueDevil Complete Fuel System Cleaner is an easy to use chemical cleaning agent that can be added to your fuel tank and will travel through your fuel system dissolving deposits and restoring your fuel system to clean, like-new performance.  BlueDevil Complete Fuel System Cleaner is so much more than just a “gas treatment” and can save you the time and money of having to remove any of the components from your fuel system.

You can pick up BlueDevil Complete Fuel System Cleaner at one of your local auto parts stores like:

  • AutoZone
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Bennett Auto Supply
  • CarQuest Auto Parts
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts
  • Pep Boys
  • Fast Track
  • Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts Specialists
  • S&E Quick Lube Distributor
  • DYK Automotive
  • Fisher Auto Parts stores
  • Auto Plus Auto Parts stores
  • Hovis Auto & Truck Supply stores
  • Salvo Auto Parts
  • Advantage Auto Stores
  • Genuine Auto Parts stores
  • Bond Auto Parts stores
  • Tidewater Fleet Supply
  • Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts
  • Any Part Auto Parts
  • Consumer Auto Parts

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