Reef Fuel Injection Services (RFI), a subsidiary of diesel engine and component remanufacturer Metric Automotive Engineering, recently made a significant investment to become the first South African diesel service centre to introduce state-of-the-art equipment that writes an IMA code (injector production tolerance) to the engine control unit (ECU) of a diesel engine to achieve peak performance.
“Our customers are already talking about the engine performance improvements being experienced and particularly the increased fuel efficiencies,” Warren Hauser, RFI workshop manager, says.
“The high pressures present in a diesel engine take their toll on the electronic injectors and with this progressive wear comes decreased engine performance. Despite this, the injectors remain usable and our new recoding system is able to determine the percentage of wear present in the injectors and recalibrate them to compensate for this lack of performance.
“Recoding customers’ injectors doesn’t add to the cost of a service — this process is now an integral part of our standard repair offering.”
RFI, one of the few Bosch-appointed EDC (electronic diesel control) service centres in South Africa, is an authorised service agent to all five leading diesel fuel injection systems – Bosch, Caterpillar, Zexel, Delphi, Denso and Stanadyne.
The company repairs, overhauls and calibrates all makes of diesel injectors and injector pumps and specialises in common rail injectors and fuel pumps. It is the acknowledged market leader in CAT diesel injection systems, with services that cover all fuel injection componentry, from a single cylinder to multi-cylinder conventional and electronic components.
“We operate one of the best equipped service, diagnostic and repair facilities in the country, using only OEM equipment and genuine parts, “Hauser says. “We invest in both technology and equipment on an ongoing basis, as well as technician training. All our test equipment is checked and maintained to SABS 0166 and ISO 9002 standards.
“Top of mind at all times is minimising downtime for our customers through fast and efficient turnaround and accurate feedback. Our facility is custom built to ensure that workflow processes optimise the movement of components. We operate a rapid local collection and delivery service which further speeds up the process.”