Intake Manifold and Swirl Flaps Cleaning Service
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Want to avoid loss of power? Getting intake Manifold runner or Swirl 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 EGRintake manifold and swirl flap 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 and swirl flaps? 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.
- Marc Hone
Large Diesel but lots of small journeys since using the train a lot, so knew the carbon would be an issue (as cost me £900+ to get it sorted a few years back in similar case).
Anyhow, noticed it was low on power in low revs and running with a K&N air filter so replaced (not recharged) and improved slightly, then cleaned out EGR valve of lots of carbon, issue still there.
Carbon cleaned my car and the other halfs (worth the cash as a prevention and with a generous 2nd car discount to be honest) and the improvement is brilliant. Smoother revving and power delivery, better mpg and quieter tickover undoubtedly. Unfortunately didn't resolve my issue as I later found it was my MAF sensor which I later cleaned and now runs lovely. Still glad I tried the carbon clean as my experience for sheer improvement was way above expectations. I will use again and may even carry out yearly as a preventative maintenance on my cars as they all clog. The treatment makes my car feel like new.
- Alan Glendinning
Had my wee car carbon cleaned today must admit I was a bit sceptical at first but glad I opted to get it done James was very polite and professional talks you through everything he is doing , went for a run in the car tonight and it is a lot quieter ,runs smother and would in my opinion have more power thanks James �
- Chris Cuddy
Hi guys got Red to carbon clean my vauxhall insignia last week ( stage 3) what a big difference it has made definitely more responsive on the pedal and no smoke talked me through everything he was doing well happy cheers Red next year pal and please let me know on that stage 2 remap when ur up and running / definitely recommend it guysLiann Paranjoti
I used UKCC Auto Techs's engine carbon cleaning for the first time today and my car feels like new again! I was going to take my car for a service even though it wasn't due for one because my car was lacking power and had excessive white smoke coming out of it, I am so glad I went to UKCC Auto Techs instead because apparently a service wouldn't have solved the problem. This service has saved me a fortune highly recommend!
- David Dinger Bell
I was told by a local garage that they thought my EGR valve and DPF were dirty on my car. In 5th and 6th it would judder and lose power when accelerating. A local garage told me it would take 3 hours work to clean these before they start looking at changing the EGR!
When I got home i looked into carbon cleaning and found this website. After a quick query I was soon in touch with Cristian who was confident I needed a stage 3 clean on my car. From speaking to him to having him on my drive working on my car took no time at all.
On time, polite and very informative he got to work straight away and carried out his magic on my underperforming Astra. Once he had completed the clean I took the car out down the dual carriageway and it was back to performing like it was new again. The juddering in 5th and 6th had completely gone and the car seems a smoother ride.
I'd recommend anybody to get their car carbon cleaned before they went to the garage.
Why clean the Intake Manifold and Swirl Flaps?
The intake manifold 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 and Swirl Flaps
There are numerous ways to resolve a clogged intake manifold and/or swirl flaps 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 if possible 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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