Want to avoid loss of power? Getting intake Manifold runner or flap issues?
Our diagnosis and engine carbon cleaning is your best option!
Why does it get clogged up? As part of the emissions system, some of the dirty exhaust gases are diverted back into the intake manifold to aid reducing combustion temperatures, this in turn reduces combustion temperature and therefore the poisonous NOx gas that we are all so concerned about breathing in. The downside to this is that some of the carbon, resins, oil vapor residues that present in the exhaust gases coat the inside of the intake manifold forming ‘carbon build-up’. Over time this builds up to a point that you’d be shocked the engine is actually able to breath and run!
This leads to symptoms such as poor engine performance, lowered fuel efficiency, engine management warning lights and the limp-home-mode being activated (restricted performance), lowered fuel economy and rough idling. We have a great wealth of knowledge and specialise in the diagnostics and cleaning of the EGR system. This includes live data analysis using dealer level diagnostics equipment that we include in all our intake manifold cleaning services.
How do we clean the intake manifold? Firstly we’ll use our dealer level diagnostics equipment to assess the engine management error codes and complete live data analysis. Then assuming the vehicle is fit for cleaning we use our 1, 2, 3 or 4-stage engine carbon cleaning system that includes our world-leading Hydrogen carbon cleaning and our unique chemicals. This means in the majority of instances there is no requirement to remove the manifold for cleaning or replace it with a new part. On completion of the job, which takes approximately 45-60 minutes, we’ll reassess the engine management system and reset any fault codes.
- Martin Retter
So today I had my 2.5 petrol t4 carbon cleaned I was lucky enough to win this service for free. Must say I have honestly was not sure if it worked but as it was free decided to go
For it. Must say I am impressed has not given me an extra 100bhp but has definitely made a difference to how the old girl drives. Seems to be a lot smoother and pulls nice. And also seems to have stopped the little bit off smoke I get on start up. So far so good let’s see if I get better mpg out of the full tank I just filled up with. Really impressed with Matt the agent I met nice guy talked me through the whole process. Definitely considering getting my other vw t4 2.5 diesel van done
- Mark Bartlett
I had my Range Rover Sport TDV8 Carbon Cleaned last weekend at a car show. The car had no running issues or noticeable power issues before the clean, but as I am selling it, I wanted to make sure everything is in tip top condition for the new owner. I hadn't left a review before now just because I wanted to allow enough time to make a fair evaluation of any improvements. Basically the car is more lively and free revving. It definitely feels more powerful and the mpg has improved greatly! I was very sceptical that it would do anything to a perfect running engine but you just can't see what's building up in there obviously! Prevention is better than cure 🙂
- Bello Mcbello
Liked every aspect of organising the clean to getting the clean done. My car was stuttering severely (at 30pm in kia c'eed 2) in 4th gear. Now it drives fine in 4th at 30mph. Also think performance has improved - in general. Very happy with the service. Not to mention a fault was cleared using his diagnostics machine with no additional charge!Jason Marshall Frankson
I booked my 2008 VW Jetta 2.0 litre diesel in for 28/04/17. Shaun arrived early and made a start by doing an ecu fault check followed by setting my car up onto the Carbon clean machine. My engine was running for approx 30mins and during this time revved the engine to help clear any build up of carbon. Shaun was very informative about the whole process and exIained exactly what was happening during the Carbon Clean. I am very pleased with the outcome and have a peace of mind knowing my engine will be much cleaner and running more sufficient.
After the job was finished, I drove around for about 15mins, recommended and could instantly notice my throttle response was increased and could not see any cloud of black smoke in my rear view mirror. My engine also idles better and just generally feel more smooth to drive.
I have completely removed the egr valve before I had the Carbon clean done and it's made a great difference in stopping the engine oil from getting badly contaminated with carbon.
I am very pleased with the outcome and would like to thank UKCC Auto Techs for your great service. I can definitely recommend your service to anyone.
Why clean the Intake Manifold?
The intake manifold is a set of tubes configuration to deliver the air to the cylinders. In all engines, this air comes through a filtered air intake designed to keep the engine and components such as the manifold clean. However, with the need to make engines more efficient and reduce emissions manufacturers have introduced an EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system into the engine. The problem occurs due to the recirculation including oil, unspent fuel, and other deposits that as they enter the manifold then stick to the walls of the manifold tubes and begin to clog them up. The engine then receives reduced air flow, starts to become inefficient and doesn’t burn all the fuel. This leads to loss of performance and increased emissions and pollution.
Problems that may occur from a dirty manifold include uneven and a noisy idle (usually the first sign of the issue), a tendency to stall, misfires and hesitation (especially when the engine is cold).
Cleaning your Intake Manifold
There are numerous ways to resolve a clogged intake manifold and with varying prices.
The costliest option is to replace the component. Dependent on the vehicle manufacturer and engine type expect this to be in the region of high £100’s, if not £1000’s.
The moderately expensive alternative is to manually clean them. Most mechanics will recommend this – Why? Because they’ll earn well from the extensive hours it takes to complete the job. The price will be dependant on how bad the clogging within the manifold, labour rates and engine type but expect it to be in the £100’s.
The most cost-efficient solution would be our engine carbon cleaning service.
Preventative cleaning starts from as little as £89.99 (for a car)
If your vehicle has an intake manifold or intake flaps issue and therefore requires further assistance to resolve the problem there is no better alternative than a skilled UKCC technician providing our carbon cleaning service.
From just £119.99 (for a car). The advantages are:-
- Our Mobile Carbon Cleaning Technicians come to you
- Potentially no expensive parts
- No disassembly is required, therefore no expensive labour
- Completed in an average of 45-60 minutes so no requirement to leave your vehicle with a garage for days on end
- We are fully insured to complete this service at the roadside or wherever your vehicle is located
If you require further information please visit our Carbon Cleaning FAQ’s section, contact your local technician or our HQ team on 01293 769495 to discuss your requirements, or use the inquiry form below and we’ll get back to you at your convenience.
Click on the following links to view our other engine cleaning services – Carbon Cleaning | DPF | EGR Valve | Oxygen Sensor | Intake Valves | Spark Plugs | Catalytic Converter | Turbocharger | Fuel Injectors | Smoky Exhausts
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