Carbon Cleaning Facts
How effective carbon cleaning is on your engine is dependent on how "clean" the engine is at the start of treatment. An engine can be considered to be "dirty" for a number of reasons – the list below gives an idea of whether your engine is likely to benefit from treatment:
- Constant low–rev driving
- Taking short journeys
- Frequent "stop–start" journeys
- Lengthy idling
- Poor–quality fuel
If the engine isn't worked hard, carbon build–up is highly likely to be expected. Idling is unavoidable for vehicles like taxis and buses, which also are prone to short–duration, "stop–start" journeys at low MPH/revs.
If your car has reduced MPG and if the cause is carbon build–up, the engine clean should enable recovery of MPG lost due to system dirtiness.
If ANY aspect of your car's performance is affected by carbon build–up, then it is worth considering Engine Carbon Cleaning. Indications of under–performance might be:
- MPG lower
- Flat spots
- Throttle performance
- Sticking EGR/throttle body/swirl flaps
No amount of carbon cleaning will assist seized, completely blocked or broken mechanical parts. Engine Carbon Cleaning isn't appropriate in place of replacing items which need replacement, stripping and cleaning, and fixing. So, if it's "dirty", a Carbon Engine Clean will deliver a positive effect. But if it's NOT "dirty", it won't. That said, what it WILL do if your engine is "clean", is prevent a build–up of carbon. This will help your engine to remain "clean" – an excellent preventative measure to stop problems before they have a chance to start.