Best Practices For GDI Service

Best Practices For GDI Service

Be sure to de-pressurize the system before starting the repair.

Gasoline direct injection (GDI) has become the new standard for today’s vehicles. It has allowed the OEMs to control the amount of fuel needed for combustion to a degree that was previously unthinkable.

When a GDI vehicle comes into a shop for service, there are several things shops need to be aware of before they start diagnosing or repairing the fuel system.

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