CAV Diesel Fuel Injection Spare Parts

CAV form part of our vintage range of diesel fuel injection spare parts.

CAV is named after Charles Anthony Vandervell (born in 1871) who’s work primarily focussed on making diesel fuel injection equipment for diesel engine manufacturers worldwide and electrical equipment for military and commercial and vehicles.

Moving from Willesden to Acton, London in 1904 the company was highly innovative manufacturing the world’s first lighting system for use on a double decker bus, and introducing the dynamo-charged battery principle. By the start of the first World War, over 1000 employees were turning out vehicle electrics, aircraft magnetos and later (from 1923) wireless components.

After being purchased by Lucas in 1926, CAV partnered with Robert Bosch Ltd., to manufacture fuel injection pumps for the burgeoning diesel industry. Lucas subsequently bought out Bosch’s part of the business in 1937 and the company became CAV Ltd in 1939. The company subsequently became Lucas CAV in 1978 and the production of diesel fuel injection parts had been moved from Action to larger and more modern facilities in Kent, Suffolk, and Gloucestershire, and well as other countries worldwide.

The specialist diesel fuel injection division became known around the world as Lucas Diesel Systems Ltd and since 2000 has been owned by US-based Delphi. The Lucas name has disappeared, changed to Delphi and it has been a significant part of the Delphi Powertrain Division for some time.

We have an extensive range of CAV diesel fuel injection spares in stock. You can order them online from our shop https://shop.darwendiesels.com or you can call us on 01254 53545 or email using the contact form for more information. Stock parts can be despatched same day if we receive the order before 4pm.


  • We hold vast stocks of OE and quality replacement parts
  • We can source virtually any diesel part
  • The largest UK independent distributor of Diesel Fuel Injection components
  • We export our products to worldwide destinations
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