Disadvantages of electronic fuel injection

Replacing carburettors with electronic fuel injection (EFI) for delivery of fuel on engines has numerous advantages. However, for each engine installation, achieving these benefits requires a comprehensive integration and calibration. The spark-ignition engine with an electronic fuel injection system compared with a carburettor unit have the following unfavourable points too. 

Disadvantages of electronic fuel injection : 

  • High maintenance cost.
  • Possibility of malfunction of some sensors.
  • Difficulty in servicing.
  • Complex design.
  • Chances of developing leakage at the valve seat. 
  • Injection pressure needed 200 to 300 bar.