Development of a Robust Injector Design for Superior Deposit Resistance 2005-01-3841
A comprehensive investigation into why gasoline fuel injectors fail in the field due to deposit formation has led to the development of a robust fuel injector design.
Analysis of field failures provided critical clues as to why fuel injectors form deposits. The development of a repeatable test and a repeatable deposit forming fuel allowed the confirmation of these clues and the testing of design improvements. This combination of test cycle and fuel allowed for a reduced test time while providing sufficient sensitivity to differentiate between injector design improvements. Confirmation of design improvements was completed on a stationary vehicle using both commercially available gasoline and a formulated deposit forming fuel.