Valvoline introduces fuel cleaning system for GDi engines

Valvoline, a leading worldwide producer and distributor of premium-branded automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants and automotive chemicals, has launched a service for gasoline direct-injection systems aimed at treating and restoring gasoline direct-injection fuel systems with the EasyGDI™ Fuel System Service, featuring Power Dispersal Technology™.

The first-of-its-kind fuel system service removes carbon deposits from hard-to-reach intake valves, piston tops, cylinder heads and fuel injectors in gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines in just over one hour using basic tools, a simple canister apparatus and shop air.

“This marks a major breakthrough in how GDI fuel systems can be treated and restored by technicians of varied skill and experience levels. It is a sensible investment for both installers and consumers, providing a win-win situation in vehicle service,” said Laura Carpenter, vice president of marketing, Installer Channels.

The service features an intake cleaner, fuel rail cleaner and a complete fuel system treatment. Valvoline said that the revolutionary chemical formulation allows 10 powerful detergents to melt away carbon deposits and circulate to the toughest places to clean in a GDI fuel system without painstaking labor or an intensive dismantling of the engine and fuel system. The results include greatly improved injector flow, improved fuel economy and power, and elimination of rough idle, hesitation and knocking, the company said.

“The new fuel system service has been extensively tested and validated by third parties and proven on a wide variety of current market vehicles. Tests have shown a consistent removal of 30-50% of deposits, and in many cases engine components are restored back to bare metal,” said David E. Turcotte, Valvoline technical director.

“With more than 70% of new vehicles expected to be built with GDI fuel systems by 2021*, it is as important as ever for installers to invest in performing GDI fuel system services efficiently and profitably,” said Carpenter.

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