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4 Main Types of Fuel Injection Pumps

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The fuel injection system is the most important component of the diesel engine. It accurately pumps fuel maintaining a steady supply to keep the engine running efficiently. Fuel injection systems in diesel engines are propelled in an oblique manner by powerful chains within the crankshaft, which is responsible for converting reciprocating motion to rotational motion. Concurrently, the pump regulates the amount of fuel needed for propulsion.

In most gasoline engines, the injection pump plays the function of both the throttle and the ignition system. They rely on expansion and contraction movements to move fluids through the engine, hence referred as positive displacement pumps.