Valvoline Launches Groundbreaking Fuel System Service for Gasoline Direct-Injection Systems
Lexington, KY – February 15, 2016 – Valvoline™ engineers have developed a groundbreaking solution for 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, VP of marketing, installer channels.
The service features an intake cleaner, fuel rail cleaner, and a complete fuel system treatment. The unique technology, a 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 dismantle 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 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 Dr. David E. Turcotte, technical director, Valvoline.
“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.
EasyGDI Fuel System Service is a new addition to the Valvoline Professional Series of products. For more information, please call (800) TEAM-VAL or visit easygdi.valvoline.com.
* Source: IHS AutoInsight and Worldview Polk analysis October 2015
Alex Litrov, Litrov & Associates, (818) 383-7641