# OBD-II and Power- Train Procedure: Study for Fuel Injection System in I.C. Engine

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#### OBD-II and Power- Train Procedure: Study for Fuel Injection System in I.C. Engine

Dr. Porag Kalita 1

Head Automobile Engineering Department, M R S Higher Secondary School,

Titabor, Assam, India.

Mr. Alakesh Kalita 2

B.Tech in Engineering Physics (Dual), 6th Semester, IIST, Government of Space,

Government of India, Kerala, India.

Abstract

#### Fuel injector located in the intake manifold near the intake valve is the current practice. Each fuel injection is a solenoid activated plunger which normally inhabiting fuel delivery and when activated, the valve open and a predeterminated quantity of fuel is sprayed into the air flowing into the cylinder and mixed with this air. The valve opening is timed relative to the intake stroke by the PCM controller.

Key words: FIP, Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL), Plunger,

PCM

Engine contro

l ignition timing EGR Provides Intake control

Manifold

Fuel

Turbocharger,

1. INTRODUCTION:

Air

Fuel

Engine

The efficiency of combustion in I.C. Engines depends upon the degree of atomization of the fuel and the thoroughness of mixing with air. The end of the compression ratio, the fuel injected into the combustion chamber by means of high injection velocity.

Air injection systems means, The systems of injecting fuel into the combustion chamber of a diesel incorporates a

Metering

EGR

valve

fuel injection pump which meters out correct quantity of fuel at high pressure and at precise timings to the injectors. For example, in a four cylinder four stroke I.C. Engine, the quantity of fuel to be injected per cylinder per cycle if it consumes 0.4 kg/bhp and develop 500 bhp at 300 rpm. Specific gravity of fuel being 0.9.

Solution:

Fuel consumption/hr = 500 Ã— 4 = 200 kg. And number of cycle per hour:

= 300 Ã— 60 = 9000 cycles,

2

Weight of fuel per cylinder per cycle =

Throttle valve catalytic converter

Exhaust manifold Emission

Fig: 2(a) Major Controller out-put to Engine.

(Source: SAE 2000 India Mobility Conference, New Delhi)

2. LITERATURE REVIEW:

A supercharge driven by the engine exhaust gas is called turbo-charger. However, it is a supercharging device which uses thermal energy of exhaust gases to run a turbine in turn device a compressor to force air under pressure into the induction manifold of engine.

100 Ã— 1

= 0.00277 kg.

9000 4

Now, specific gravity of fuel = 0.9

Gasoline motors are turbocharged, but depending on performance. Because turbocharger on a motor is to

Density of fuel = 0.9 Ã— 1

2000

kg/cc

increase the amount of air fuel cylinder, as a result explosion and more being produced. For the introducing of

Quantity of fuel injected per cylinder per cycle:

= .00277 Ã— 2000 = 6.1 cc.

0.9

turbocharger in gasoline engine, which is not required due to bigger explosion under normal atmospheric pressure and respectable to the amount of explosion burn and help to more useful energy horsepower and in this regard for diesel engine, burns long and slow and disesl engine needs more air to get same kind.

Air to Intake Shaft Gases to exhaust shaft Manifold

Air from Filter

Turbine wheel Gases from exhaust manifold Fig: 3(a) Turbocharger (Sectional View)

Source: SAE 2000 India International Conference, New

Delhi

We know that the purpose of a nozzle is to atomize and direct the spray of the fuel droplets into the combustion space in such a manner that proper penetration and distribution are obtained. Let the diameter of the injector orifice to spray a fuel quantity Q per cycle cylinder is dr. The injection pressure is p1 combustion chamber pressure is p2 ,density of fuel is pr and period of injection is t-second.

Pressure difference causing the fuel flow through the orifice = ( P1-p2) kg/cm 2 .

Pressure head causing the fuel flow

= ht = 12 cm of fuel.

s

s

Gross output with supercharging

P

O Net output with

W Supercharging E

R

Gross output with supercharging

P

O Net output with

W Supercharging E

R

O U T P U T

Output without supercharging

O U T P U T

Output without supercharging

Engine Speed

Graph: (Supercharged engine output)

Source: Automotive Design problem by K M Agrawal, India.

Engine Speed

Graph: (Supercharged engine output)

Source: Automotive Design problem by K M Agrawal, India.

However, for the OBD-II diagnostics, the Fuel Injector consists of a spray nozzle and a solenoid operated plunger. Whenever the plunger is lifted from the nozzle, fuel flows at a fixed rate through the nozzle into the air stream going to the intake manifold. The plunger acts as a fuel injection on-off valve. The plunger position is controlled by a solenoid is activated, causing fuel to flow which is under

pressure. The solenoid , plunger and nozzle act as an electrically switched valve, which is closed or open , depending on whether the control current is off or on respectively. The fuel flow rate is regulated by fuel pressure and nozzle geometry. The amount of fuel is proportional to the time the valve is open. The control current that operates the fuel injector is pulsed on and off, and the air fuel ratio is proportional to the duty cycle of the pulse train from PCM controller.

3. METHODOLOGY:

Fundamental of Power train Control Strategies & OBD II Diagnostic:

Fuel system Monitoring: For Fuel control strategies multipoint pulsed fuel injector system is assumed. The power train control strategy is to provide the correct Air/Fuel ratio under all operating conditions, except during cold-start. The systems involved in this metering, fuel pump, ignition timing, fuel injectors, injector pulse width and lambda control. The PCM determines the required injector pulse width to maintain Air/Fuel ratio within the lambda control window (0.93 to 1.07). The PCM adds correction factors to injector pulse width to increase fuel injection during cold start and wide open throttle , in closed loop operation . During declaration, PCM closes fuel injection. Ignition timing affects emissions and excessive spark advances will cause engine knock. Consequently fuel system monitoring is done by using predeterminated data map with optional fuel required for each load (MAP Value) and engine RPM point. The amount of fuel is determined by the duty cycle of the injector pulse width.

Control Current Fuel Injector

Control Current Fuel Injector

Fuel Pressure Regulator

Fuel Pressure Regulator

Fuel to Fuel pump

Injector

Nozzle

Fig: 4(a) Throttle Body Fuel Injector (TBFI) Fuel

Metering Source: www.sae.org

Fuel to Fuelpump

Injector

Nozzle

Fig: 4(a) Throttle Body Fuel Injector (TBFI) Fuel

Metering Source: www.sae.org

The lambda closed loop control system provides feedback to the PCM on the necessary correction to the present data points. The corrected information is stored in the PCMs memory so that the next time that operation point is reached, less correction of the Air Fuel mixture ratio will be required. If the PCM correction passes a predetermined

threshold , it indicates a faulty fuel system, that some components in the fuel supply system outside of its operating range. Some possibilities are defective fuel pressure regulator, contaminated fuel injectors, defective manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor, and intake air system leakage or exhaust system leakage. All electronics components are checked for circuit continuity, rated current, rated voltage and rational parameter values within limits of operation. These include fuel pump, ignition circuit, injection solenoids, engine RPM sensor, and MAP sensor. If the fuel correction exceeds the limit, either in absolute value or in update rate, the fuel system is deemed faulty and a fault code is stored and MIL is illuminated. Since fuel system has a major impact on emissions, its diagnostic are crucial to control emission and consequently to OBD II. The legal OBD II requirements are: the diagnostic system shall amount monitor the fuel delivery system for its ability to provide compliance with emission standard.

From example from different angle:

Problem: A centrifugal supercharger has to delivery air at

1.03 kg/cm2 when working at a supercharger per kg of air if the exponent of compressor is 1.7.

Solution:

The temperature at 10 kilometers above sea level,

= 15 10 Ã— 5 = – 35Â° C = 233Â° K.

P = Pressure at a high of 10 km = 0.2815 kg/cm2

For the secondary air system, the PCM shall monitor the secondary air delivery system and proper functioning of the air switching valves. The algorithm consists in monitoring the lambda sensor for correlated deviations when the secondary air flow is changed from exhaust manifold or to catalyst chamber or to outside air cleaner.

For the fuel system, PCM shall monitor the fuel delivery system. The algorithm is to monitor the deviations of the stoichiometric ratio which last for a longer time and store them within the adaptive mixture controller consisting of short term fuel trim, and long term block learn. If these values exceeds defined limits, components of the fuel system are deemed defective. This will result in illuminating the MIL and storing the DTC in memory.

6. TYPE OF DATA:

1. Complaint Reported :

Engine hard starting every initial stage (Source: Mico Dealer in India for Heavy Commercial Vehicle)

2. Engine No: 697 DI 21 B VQ 103406

3. Chassis No: 357SP 21 F VQ 7 33476 6.4. K.M., 19600 kms.

1. Fuel Injection Pump No: 76625658

2. Spill timing Checked: comes 20 before T.D.C. ( 1 drop in 15 sec from swan neck)

3. Injectors checked and found:

( Source: Mico Dealer in India)

 Assuming the weight of air to be 1 kg and applying the gas Description 1 2 3 4 5 6 law , we have P1V1 = wRT1 1. Opening pressure 180 182 180 180

V1 =

1 =

1

1Ã—29.2Ã—238

0.2815 Ã—(10)4

1. Dribbling : yes/No NO NO NO NO

2. Spray : ok/Blocked G G G G

= 2.39 m3

= Volume of 1 kg of air before compression at 10 km height.

Again, P1V1 1.7 = P2V2 1.7

Where P2 and V2 refer to the condition after compression,

V = V ( 1 ) 1 = 1.14 m3

3. Leak test ( checked OK OK OK OK at 10 kg/cm2 less than

opening press : ok/leaks

4. Any other Observation:

4. For black smoke : high fuel consumption, low pulling power, following are to be checked at the nearest Mico

2 1 2

1.7

Dealer and recorded:

Work done per kg of air =

( P2V2 P1V1

1. External damages if any: No

= 1.7

0.7

1

(1.03 Ã— 1.14 0.2815 Ã— 2.39) Ã— 104

2. Max stop screw : Intact/tempered/broken

3. Tamper of probolts: Intact/tempered.

= 11.610 kg.m /minute

H.P. = 2.58

5. RESULT AND DISCUSSION:

Power train Control Module (PCM) perform microprocessor based self diagnostics to ensure correct operation of the PCM and safe storage of OBD II diagnostic data in memory. Perform on Board diagnostics in real time and alert the driver by illuminating MIL in case of a fault perform power train control functions to reduce emissions and meet OBD II regulations during open loop operation as start up time.

4. Other Seals: Intact/tampered

6.10: Any other observation: NO

6.11. Fuel delivery: After Rectification (Source: Mico Dealer in India)

6.10: Any other observation: NO

6.11. Fuel delivery: After Rectification (Source: Mico Dealer in India)

6.9. Fuel delivery : IN AS IS CONDITION: (Source: Mico Dealer in India)

Max Fuel Delivery At 500 strokes

1 2 3

4 5 6

Max Fuel Delivery At 500 strokes

1 2 3

4 5 6

1. 1600 rpm

2. 1000 rpm

3. 600 rpm

21.5 21.5 21.5 19.0

21.5 20.00 21.5 18.0

1. 1600 rpm

2. 1000 rpm

3. 600 rpm

21.5 21.5 21.5 19.0

21.5 20.00 21.5 18.0

Cutting in rpm: 1650

Cutting in rpm: 1650

 1 2 3 4 5 6 25 25 25 25 29.5 29 27 26.5
 1 2 3 4 5 6 25 25 25 25 29.5 29 27 26.5

Max Fuel delivery at 500 strokes

1. 1600 rpm

2. 1000 rpm

1. 600 rpm

Cutting in rpm : 1690

1. CONCLUSION:

OBD II, tests all sensors, actuators (valves) , switches and wiring for proper connectivity and checks the inputs and output of each are within allowed range of value. Each sensor circuit consists of mainly three parts, i.e. sensor, signal processor and a display device.

Oxygen sensor and Heater, monitoring for the performance of oxygen sensor, while its operating temperature maintained within a specific range above 260Â° C. For this reason a heater is used to keep the oxygen sensor temperature at the desire value However, fuel injection system plays an important part in supplying the required air fuel mixture to a spark ignition engine for improving mixture preparation contributes to an enhanced power and fuel economy. The engine port injection mode performance at here different throttles openings over a wide range of engine speed. At 50% and20% open throttle position as compared to wide open throttle position there is s fall in engine performance and increase in CO and HC emissions.

2. BIOGRAPHIES

Dr. Porag Kalita has completed his PhD in Automobile Engineering. Presently, he and is the Head of Department of Automobile Engineering of M. R. S. Higher Secondary School, Titabor, Assam, India under the Government of India.

He is editorial board member of various UGC approved journals. He is fellow member of IASED,IFERP, Fellow United Writers Association, Chennai and SAE International and is ecipient of gold medal and BOLT Award from AIR India Ltd, Mumbai, 2004 and Editor of the Award/2017, from www.mtres.org.

Mr Alakesk Kalita, student of B.Tech in Engineering Physics (Dual) , 46thSemester, IIST, Government of Space, Govt of India, Kerala and published papers in www.ijcert.org , www.ijer.in , www.ijesrt.com , Swetha Engineering College, etc.

3. REFERENCES:

1. Proceeding of SAE International Total Life Cycle Conference & Exposition in Michigan, USA, 2000.

2. SAE paper no. 2000-01-1477 by Dr. Porag Kalita, M R S Higher Secondary School, Titabor, Assam, India.

3. Seminar On Board Diagnostics II, by Prof. S. Ganeshan, Oakland University, USA/2000.

Tagomori, USA

5. SAE paper No. 2000-01-1476, by Dr. Randolph E, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

6. P. Kalita (2005), paper presented at UGC sponsored National Seminar, Chemistry Department, Guwahati University, India, 28th t0 29th January.

7. P. Kalita (2011), paper presented at UGC sponsored National Seminar, Chemistry Department, Dibrugarh University, India, 10th to 12th, January/11.

8. P. Kalita (2002), paper presented all India Seminar by Institutions of Engineers (IE), Guwahati chapter, May 31st. 2002, Mechanical Engineering Department, Kolkata.

9. P. Kalita (2006), paper presented at the UGC and ICSSR sponsored National Seminar, R M College, Silchar, Assam, India, Feb 6th to 7th/2006.

10. P. Kalita ( 2006) paper presented at N.L College, Assam, India, at Ministry of Environment & Forests , N. Delhi Sponsored Natl Seminar , January 28th to 29/2006.

11. P. kalita,(2015), paper presented at National Conference by Kongunadu College of Engineering & Technology, Trichy, 25th march/2015, Paper I/D 20150403165. & Forests , N. Delhi Sponsored Natl Seminar , January 28th to 29/2006.

EDITED BOOK

12. P. Kalita, Automotive Service Business, Ist Edition, Volume I, , 2007.

13. P. Kalita, Catalytic Converter Design and Development, volume I, 2015.

14. P. Kalita. Automobile Emission Control and its Servicing, Ist Edition, Volume I, 2013.

JOURNAL

15. P. Kalita (2015), Paper published online International Journal (www.ijcert.org) , I/D V2-106-02, Volume-2, Issue 6, pages from 403 to 411, 2015.

16. P. Kalita ( 2015) , paper published online International Journal (www.ijret.org) , I/D 20150401061, pages from 459 to 465,

Volume 4, Issue 2, February/2015

17. Definition/Acronyms/Abbreviation

DEFINITION:

Air Injector: This system of injecting fuel, into the combustion chamber of a diesel engine using a blast of compressed air.

Pintle: A small extension of the needle valve tip projecting through the discharge nozzle. When the needle lifts, the oil passes through the opening between the circumstance of the orifice and that of the pintle.

Smog: A term coined from the words, Smoke and fog, first applied to the froglike layer that hangs in the air under certain atmosphere conditions. Now, generally used to describe any a condition of dirty air and or fumes or smoke.

Throttle valve: The butterfly valve of a petrol engine.

ContdP/6

Thrust: axial force acting on a shaft.

Volumetric Efficiency: Ratio of the volume discharged from a pump to the piston displacement of the pump. In diesel engines a term often used instead of the correct term charge efficiency

ACRONYMS

Idle Air Control valve (IACV): The valve is an electronically controlled throttle by pass valve which allows air to flow around throttle plate

Contd..P/10

(which is closed due to low engine rpm and vehicle being stationery) and produces the same effect as if the throttle slightly opened.

Solenoid: A type of electro-magnet often used to operate the starter motor switch.

Mixture: One kg of gasoline requires 15 kg of air called Normal mixture. Air is more than 10 % in the mixture called Lean Mixture. And One part of gasoline is mixed with 12 or 15 part of air i.e. Rich Mixture, ratio is 1:12 . Operation by Lean mixture may loss of power and poor economy ; and due to higher rate of combustion ,rich mixture as a result, increased fuel consumption and loss of power.

Abbreviation :

CARB = California Air Resource Board. CCR = California Code of Regulations. DTC = Diagnostic Trouble Code,

FTP = Federal test Procedure.

I.C. ENGINE = Internal Combustion Engine. MIL = Malfunction Indicator Light.

MAP = Manifold Absolute Pressure

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