Want to Avoid Replacing your Turbo?

Carbon Cleaning is your best option

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Why does it get clogged up?   Turbochargers are used to increase engine efficiency and performance. Using exhaust gases to spin a centrifugal compressor the turbocharger compresses and forces more air into the engine's combustion chambers than would be achieved in a naturally aspirated engine i.e. at atmospheric pressure. This is known as forced induction. Unfortunately, these exhaust gases that are used to power the turbo are dirty and hot so over many thousands of miles carbon clogging is a natural occurrence causing the turbo to over / under boost and the vanes to stick.

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 turbo. This includes live data analysis using dealer level diagnostics equipment that we include in all our turbo cleaning services.

How do we clean the Turbo?   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 a 3-stage 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 turbo for cleaning or reconditioning and assuming it’s just clogged up / dirty this should resolve the issue. On completion of the job, which takes approximately 45-60 minutes, we’ll reassess the engine management system and reset any fault codes.

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Turbo Carbon Cleaning

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Stage-1 Carbon Cleaning

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Our world class Hydrogen generating machine pulses Hydrogen and Oxygen into the engine which upon contact with dry hardened carbon will burn it back into it's hydrocarbon state (a gas) so that it can exit safely through the exhaust system. Includes FREE dealer leval diagnostics scan.
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Recommended for: Those who use our Carbon Cleaning Services annually or every 10,000 to 12,000 miles.

Price: £89.99 - £119.99

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Hydrogen Engine Carbon Cleaning
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Stage-3 Carbon Cleaning

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This service is based on stage-1 Hydrogen cleaning but also utilises our unique chemicals for a more in-depth cleaning. It also dries out the moisture (mainly oily residues) which builds up in the turbo and on the vanes so that the Hydrogen cleaning can be more effective. This is then topped off with the inclusion of our proprietary injector cleaner to ensure a cleaner combustion thus slowing down the risk of further carbon build up causing repeat clogging.

Recommended for: Vehicles that are suspected of having a little clogging, perhaps the owner has noticed a slight reduction in performance but there are no faults.

Price: £149.99 - £169.99

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Chemical based turbo cleaner

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Our own uniquely developed heavy duty turbo cleaning chemical is sprayed into the intake in 3 stages. This activates a change in the composition of the carbon on the turbo and the turbo vanes allowing it to burn off with heat. We generate the heat and cleaning process by taking the vehicle for a spirited 20-minute drive after the cleaner has been added whilst also monitoring the turbo live data on our dealer level diagnostic tools.


Price: £179.99

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3-stage engine carbon cleaning

Turbo issue diagnosis and 3-stage cleaning with customer review

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Other Reasons A Turbo May Not Be Operating Correctly

Unspent fuel and poor fuel atomisation leads to clogging of the exhaust, especially the DPF or Catalytic Converter. This leads to negative pressure on the turbocharger causing loss of performance and power. As this problem manifests it can lead to noisy and unbalanced turbochargers which will shorten their lifespan as well as white exhaust smoke and a high oil consumption.

Splits in hoses that carry the compressed air from the turbo into the engine have a split or disconnected hose that causes a turbo boost leak.

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Extend The Turbocharger Lifespan

Just like all moving engine components, the turbo is lubricated by oil so first and foremost it’s critical that the manufactures recommended oil changes, using the correct oil grade, are adhered to.

It’s important to understand oil only works well as a lubricant when it’s up to operational temperature (usually between 190 and 200 Fahrenheit) so warming the engine up before hard acceleration will reduce wear and tear.

Don’t turn the engine off immediately after it’s been driven hard. Doing so will over a period of time cook the oil, which thickens it into a ‘sludge’ which would then clog all the oil channels leading to excessive wear on the turbo bearings. We recommend leaving the engine to run idle for a minute or two at the end of each journey. It sounds obvious but using the correct gear selection to reduce the workload placed on the turbo.


Cleaning Your Turbo

There are numerous ways to clean or replace the turbo with varying prices.

The costliest option is a set of a completely new replacement part. Most mechanics will recommend this – Why? It’s generally their only solution. The price of a new turbo will vary depending on brand and type but on average expect to be quoted anywhere between £500 and £3,000. An alternative to this is a reconditioned turbo which can be as much as half the price of a new one.

Then there’s our service, the most cost-efficient option, we’ll even clean your full air side of the engine at the same time!

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Upon approval* your invoice is split into 4 equal payments. The first payment is processed on the debit card immediately and you are back on the road. The balance will be split over 3 further monthly payments.

Example: Invoice value £400 divided by 4 = 4 x £100 payments. NO INTEREST AND NO CHARGES.

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Depending on the level of service chosen our engine carbon cleaning service takes a total of 45-60 minutes.

Carbon cleaning is not as such a fix, its original purpose is cleaning as a preventative measure as carbon build-up is the root cause of 85% of the failure of components. If your vehicle is suffering from a faulty turbo or turbo vanes it could be they are simply sticking due to excessive carbon build up in which case our service will be the perfect resolution. If, however, the turbo has failed in some way then no amount of cleaning will fix that. In such a case the only option is a replacement new or reconditioned turbo, we would then recommend a full 3 or 4-stage carbon clean service to ensure that the excessive carbon built up due to the turbo issue does not cause further issues within the engine.

You cannot clean too much but we recommend preventative cleaning once a year, or every 10-12,000 miles – just like a regular oil change but for the air and fuel side of your engine - little and often is the key and as the saying goes… ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Certainly not. We are a worldwide brand with CE marked machines, operating in over 50 countries with 100’s of machines being used daily – never has there been an engine damaged from our engine carbon cleaning process.

We would not take any risks with your vehicle, so for piece of mind UKCC Auto Techs guarantee to you that all our technicians are trained to the highest standards and are independently fully insured.

No, this process is totally safe and untraceable.

Yes, we offer multi-service and multi-vehicle discounts.

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