Fuel pump maintenance

Fuel Pump Maintenance

Taking care of your fuel pump is vital in ensuring that you get the most efficient outcome. By changing the fuel filter, it could help to preserve the fuel pump. In the worst-case scenario, your fuel pump can potentially start to clog or even die meaning that it cannot transfer any gas to the engine resulting in failure when starting the vehicle.

Q. How do I know if my fuel pump needs maintenance?

One way to know that your fuel pump needs maintenance is intermittent loss of power while accelerating or driving at highway speeds, this may mean that fuel isn’t getting to the engine as effectively as it should be doing.

Q. Why do I need to get my fuel pump maintained?

As your fuel pump serves the heart of your vehicle, taking care of it is essential. A failed fuel pump can cause major performance issues with your vehicle, which is something we all don’t need! By performing a regular fuel system maintenance check, it can help to avoid any of these potential issues.

AdBlue Maintenance

Many new diesel cars use a liquid called AdBlue, which aims to reduce the NOx output from engines. Not only that but it is completely safe to store, handle and is non-flammable. To avoid any high costs of replacing AdBlue, it is important to ensure that if you suspect any contamination, you must cease use of the solution and dispose of it as safely as possible.

DSEAR Surveys

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulation is a law put in place to protect people from potential risk of fires and explosions that can be caused by any dangerous substances within the workplace.  

Here at RSM, we can provide you with a DSEAR Site inspection where you will be provided with a detailed report highlighting any potential risks and hazards that need to be addressed immediately, along with any suggested improvements that may need to be made. If you store fuel onsite, it is recommended that you have a certified technician carry out regular checks. By doing this it can ensure that any issues are identified early and addressed to ensure that you are in accordance with the guidance.

To ensure compliance with the DSEAR regulations, employers must:

  • Provide information regarding DSEAR, including training to all employees
  • Take actions to reduce the risks presented by dangerous substances
  • Undertale a DSEAR risk assessment of all operations that involve dangerous substances
  • Ensure that correctly rated mechanical and electrical equipment is used within the hazardous areas/zones

Emergency Fuel Pump Servicing

If you are unfortunate enough to be dealing with a potential fuel pump failure, then we are here to help get you back up and running again. Our team are highly experienced when it comes to repairing both heavy duty and economy level dispensers, not only that but we make it our priority to get you back in business as quickly as possible with as little disruption as possible.

We have the capabilities to reach you at any location, regardless of what time or day it is.  

Fuel Pump Installation

We specialise in all things fuel maintenance which also includes fuel pump installation. Fuel pumps can last a long time however it will eventually degrade with time and fail. If it fails to produce adequate pressure or even stops operating, it is time to get your fuel pump replaced!

Ensuring that you are looking for any signs that your fuel pump needs maintenance, repairing or replacing is vital. Some of the signs can include the following: unable to maintain speed, overheating, backfires/sputtering engines and in some cases, the engine light can come on.

Q. What’s involved in a fuel pump installation?

Fuel pumps are linked via pipework directly to a fuel tank. Once the faulty fuel pump has been removed and the pipework tested, we can fit the new pump in the area on or around where the old pump was removed from. Once the pump is fitted, calibrated, and tested you are good to go.

Fuelling Equipment & Servicing

We supply a wide range of fuel equipment and correlated services including installation of tanks, fuel dispensers & pumps, gauges & alarms, interceptors.

Tank Gauge Maintenance

There is a wide range of tank gauges in the current market which all do a certain job with different levels of accuracy, however if you do not have these calibrated over time, they can become slightly off giving inaccurate reading.

DCD Maintenance                                                               

Driver controlled delivery (DCD) allows fuel to be delivered, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without the need for staff to be on site when the delivery takes place. By providing your vehicle with a DCD system, it can benefit you massively in terms of reducing tank delivery costs as well as allowing safe delivery at any given time.