Fuel pressure low at pressure monitor
HI. There are some areas that will need to be checked for faults, in this case. Check the following:
1. Fuel filter- If this device is clogged, or faulty, it will decrease the flow of fuel to the injector assembly. If the filter hasn't been changed recently, this will be a good place to start.
2. Fuel pump- This device may be weak, or grounded poorly. check the ground, and all wires the link the pump to the power source. replace any corroded contacts and connectors. wires,as well, if needed.
3. Fuel pressure regulator- The fuel pressure regulator is used to keep the fuel pressure in the fuel rail consistent and change the fuel pressure depending on the throttle position. The fuel rail is in a fuel loop between the fuel pump feed and return lines. Because the fuel delivery requirements change depending on the engine's throttle position and engine loads, the fuel injection system must be able to adapt to meet the fuel requirements of the engine's operating conditions during idle, acceleration and steady cruising.The fuel pressure regulator has a small vacuum line attached to it that allows the pressure regulator to change the fuel pressure in the fuel loop depending upon the intake manifold pressure which changes as the throttle position changes. When the throttle is opened, the manifold vacuum pressure drops off, causing the pressure regulator to increase the fuel pressure in the fuel loop, which increases the amount of fuel delivery at the injectors to provide for the additional fuel needed for the engine to operate properly.At idle, the manifold vacuum increases and the demands for the rate of fuel delivery are decreased so the pressure regulator decreases the fuel pressure in the fuel loop.
1. Look for visible evidence of fuel leaks.
2. A pressure regulator can become defective due to foreign material or a ruined diaphragm.
The result will be hard starting, poor idle quality, and lack or power. Burned spark plugs can result from operating with a lean air/fuel mixture, as well. replace this device if faults exist.
Nov 18, 2009 |
2001 BMW 330