Reef Fuel Injection Services is helping to reduce the downtime of its Caterpillar customers by offering an in-field fuel system diagnosis. “We can pinpoint what the exact problem is, right down to a specific faulty fuel injector which we can then remove and rebuild, as well as recalibrate the rest. This provides a massive cost-saving for our customers in that we are able to test injectors individually, rather than having to replace or repair a full set,” Warren Hauser, operations manager, says.
“This is another example of how Reef Fuel Injection Services’ significant investment in the latest repair and diagnostic technology and equipment helps customers reduce their maintenance and repair costs substantially,” Hauser comments. Incorrectly calibrated or out of specification fuel injectors can result in major problems in terms of fuel efficiency and consumption, and therefore it is important to ensure that these critical components function optimally at all times.
“This is a unique service offering that places us at the forefront of the automotive repair industry in South Africa,” Hauser says. He adds that the service is available for Caterpillar common rail and electronic fuel injection systems, as well Caterpillar HEUI (Hydraulically Actuated Electronically Controlled Unit Injector) systems.
“An added benefit for customers ensuring their fleet remains operational is that we offer a service exchange on injectors from C6.6 to C32. Instead of having to wait two days for the injectors to be pulled and checked, we can put the next set in and the vehicle can be up and running almost straightaway. We welcome any enquiries as to the full range of Caterpillar equipment that we cover,” Hauser notes.
Reef Fuel Injection Services offers the benefit of a full diagnosis and reporting capability, with any rebuild and recalibration service conducted to stringent standards. “That is key to our service offering, so customers have total peace of mind that repairs are carried out according to strict specifications using the latest equipment and technology, and with the highest quality workmanship,” Hauser notes.
Reef Fuel Injection Services is a subsidiary of Metric Automotive Engineering, South Africa’s most comprehensively equipped heavy diesel engine and component remanufacturer. Established in 1975, Reef Fuel Injection Services tests, repairs, remanufactures and calibrates all makes of diesel injectors and injector pumps and is a specialist in CRI systems. The company is an authorised service agent to all five leading fuel injection systems — Bosch, Denso, Delphi, Stanadyne and Zexel — and is acknowledged as a leader in CAT fuel injection systems.
The company has a strong ethos of investing in both quality equipment and expert personnel. This attitude towards customer service and constant product innovation has sustained the company since its inception.
Parent company, Metric Automotive Engineering can refurbish large diesel engine components and offers services such as cylinder head remanufacture, cylinder block line boring, milling, honing and boring, camshaft grinding, crankshaft grinding, engine assembly and dynamometer testing.