Laten we GDI vs PFI bekijken…
Wat is dat nu… directe injectie… Waarom is het uberhaupt handig om er aandacht aan te besteden? Hier kunnen we toch helemaal niets mee? Of toch wel…
Dit pogen in deze en de volgende posts te beantwoorden. Waarom? Omdat we niet graag achter lopen als het om ontwikkelingen gaat.
Check out this youtube clip by EngineeringExplained about the topic, or click below. Do bear in mind that we don’t agree with all of EngineeringExplained’s youtube-content, in fact… a bunch of it is simply wrong.
Further to the nice clip, by EngineeringExplained, explaining some basic differences between PFI and GDI.
Here are some more pros and cons:
- Pro, GDI: Higher VE (trapped air mass) possible with GDI, due to the fuel vaporisation not occurring in the intake runner, but partly after the intake valve has closed. One of the major downsides of PFI is that it effectively decreases VE.
- Con, GDI: Currently there are not many “uprated” DI-injectors on the market. There are a few allowing DI-platforms to have enough fuel delivery up to 150 HP/cylinder.
- Pro, PFI: Virtually every aftermarket ECU can drive PFI injectors.
- Con, PFI: Relatively inaccurate in terms of fuel dosage delivery.
- Con, PFI: requires fuel film modelling/transient fueling.
- Pro, GDI: doesn’t require fuel film modelling/ transient fueling except for temp corrections.
- Pro, GDI: can quench knock with fuel.
- Pro, GDI: Cold starting is a lot easier.
These are just some of the Pros and Cons. We’re not even talking about converting a GDI engine to PFI, which would be staggering in terms of costs as a lot of parts would have to be custom built in order to mount the PFI-injectors, fuel rail and other required parts.
If one would require more fuel than 150 HP/cylinder, we would advise maintaining the GDI and adding additional injectors in the charge pipes for example. This would be a lot cheaper and just as effective.