Reef Fuel Injection Services has been accredited by Bosch to conduct warranty repairs for its CP4 common rail direct fuel injection system, a standard feature on many of the latest passenger and light commercial vehicles. “This accreditation is a testament to our in-house expertise and the excellent quality of our workmanship, combined with the fact that we have made a significant investment in the latest technology and services,” Warren Hauser, operations manager at Reef Fuel Injection Services, says.
The latest trend in direct fuel injection systems is higher injector pressures which improves atomisation of the diesel, resulting in a more complete burn and hence less harmful emissions. The added benefit is improved fuel efficiency and less consumption.
“These issues are very much in the spotlight at present, particularly in terms of rising fuel costs and increasingly stringent environmental regulations. However, the latest systems such as Bosch’s CP4 require specialised test equipment, which is where Reef Fuel Injection Services stands to play a major role,” Hauser says.
The company has the capability to run up, test and report on Bosch’s CP4 system as well as to rebuild and calibrate. “The diagnostic aspect is critical, especially the calibration. If the injector pressures are out of specification, it can result in substantial damage to an engine. Therefore the perceived cost savings of having such repairs done cheaply at a non-approved repair facility are very short term,” Yorke Hauser says.
Modern fuel pumps and injectors are no longer simple, and being able to put them back on a test-bench and actuate them electronically in order to check fuel delivery in order to achieve optimum performance is what distinguishes a Bosch approved repair facility like Reef Fuel Injection Services, Hauser adds.
Reef Fuel Injection Services is a subsidiary of Metric Automotive Engineering, South Africa’s most comprehensively equipped heavy diesel engine and component remanufacturer. As one of the leading diesel service centres, the company’s services cover all fuel injection componentry, from a single cylinder to multi-cylinder conventional and electronic components. It is also one of the few Bosch-appointed EDC (electronic diesel control) service centres in South Africa and is an authorised service agent to all leading diesel fuel injection systems – Bosch, Caterpillar, Zexel, Delphi, Denso and Stanadyne.