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Category Archives: Fuel System

Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at The Muffler Doctor

The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around KANSAS CITY use fuel filters. For more information about your fuel filter, visit The Muffler Doctor at 7915 TROOST AVE in KANSAS CITY, MO 64131.Please call 816-444-7100 to make an appointment. Generally speaking there's not a lot of dirt in our KANSAS CITY area auto fuel supply, but there is enough that you want to screen it out. The problem actually gets worse the older your vehicle becomes. That's because dirt, rust and other contaminants will settle out of the fuel and onto the bottom of the fuel tank. After your vehicle is five years or older, it can actually have a fair amount of sediment built up.That just means that the fuel filter has to work harder as your vehicle ages. It'll get clogged sooner and need to be replaced mo ... read more

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Fuel Injector Cleaning at The Muffler Doctor

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-injected vehicle driving down KANSAS CITY roads.Most fuel injectors for gas engines are known in the KANSAS CITY automotive community as port fuel injectors because they deliver the fuel to a port just outside the cylinder. The fuel pump provides pressure needed to squirt the right amount of fuel into the engine. A few have recently introduced gas direct injection systems on some engines. They are now available at some MO dealerships. These systems inject the gas directly into the cylinders under very high pressure – many times the pressure of port injection systems. Although more complicated, direc ... read more

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Engine Air Filter from The Muffler Doctor

Many KANSAS CITY drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at The Muffler Doctor recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has happened to you, rest assured that you did the right thing by getting a new one. But you should never be too embarrassed to ask your The Muffler Doctor service advisor for more information. It's your vehicle and you have a right to understand what you're paying for.Let's review: "What does an air filter do?"Air is the focus of this discussion. What is the air like outside in KANSAS CITY right now? Can you see any smog? Is it full of pollen? How about dust? Anyone in MO with hay fever can tell you that there's plenty in the air that you can't see. Well, the engine air filter's job is to clean that air before it goes into your vehicle engine, to mix with the fuel and be burned ... read more

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Fuel System