Got a dirty or sticking Turbo? Sticky turbo vanes? Want to avoid replacing your turbocharger?
Our diagnosis and 3-step engine carbon cleaning is your best option!
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 engines 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 builds up 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.
- Zoly Vigh
I have a 97' Audi A4 model 90BHP .
I'm just telling you it was a nice feeling on the car:
The engine is back to life again!
The acceleration felt like crazy when I hit the road, responding very good on my comands!
I'm simply amazed what a Carbon Cleaning can do guys!
I recommend to try it!
- Dan Friday
WOW !!!! Like a New Van !!!
Had Matt come to do a Carbon Clean & Remap on a 2015 Nissan NV200 van . It was sluggish and had to be driven with a heavy foot to get anywhere , reversing up a slope was a pain , let’s of revs and a bit of clutch slip . Pulling away from traffic lights on an incline was the same , lots of revs to pull away then you change into 2nd & then have to gun it as major delay before engine picks up.
Matt must of waved a magic wand because it’s as if I have a new van!
Pulled out of my drive which is on a slope as normal & got a big shock as I shot across the road , no delay into 2nd car as I sped effortlessly down the road. Throttle is ultra responsive when blipped & van pulling when this is done, something it’s never done before.
Onto Dual carriageway & van in no time & effortlessly up to 60 and still pulling , onto M25 & it’s off. Normally it’s a slow climb to 80 unless gunning it with loads of engine noise & pedal flat to the floor & 3200 revs ....Now it’s up to 80 seamlessly & less noise , pedal not to floor and less revs . Van still pulling hard into a heavy headwind .
I have a Fiat 500 Abarth. This Nissan NV200 now is like this car , fast & responsive . I’ve always liked this van as it used to be nippy & a useful size for London traffic & beyond , but had lost its mojo.
It now is on steroids !!!James Tyler
I had my car engine cleaned (stage 3) and the car runs and drives a whole lot better. Ya sir is top guy who is fully honest about his products he offers. Had a great chat with him about various things. He is honestly a great guy and the services he offers are great prices. You would be a fool not to contact him if you are thinking about having you’re engine cleaned. I’m going to contact him now about a stage 2 remap.
- Roy Price
Definitely worth the full 5 stars... Red is a great guy explaining every part of the process as he goes. Most importantly the process actually works!!!
Red goes the extra mile & once he has completed the work he doesn't just rush off, he jumped in the passenger seat and we went for a drive to ensure I was happy.
The results were immediate well worth giving Red a call before you start replacing expensive engine components.
I'll be adding this as part of my annual service.
- Allan Reid
James mapped my Cupra only on a stage 1 custom map and produced better BHP and the same torque as what the Revo stage 1 (£449) would produce but at over half the price. The dyno garage I took it too were extremely impressed to get these figures out punching a renowned name like Revo, faultless.Adam Taylor
Hi Matt, great job you done on my Mini. I noticed immediately that the car pulled a lot better after the clean. Before it felt very sluggish and took a while to pick up but now it's a lot better.
Also thanks for fitting me in at short notice and traveling out of your way to fit me in at no extra cost.
Great service I would highly recommend.
All the best, Adam.
Other issues 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.
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 too.
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 warm 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, this 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 dependant on brand and type but on average expect to be quoted anywhere between £500 and £1,500. 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!
Preventative cleaning starts from as little as £89.99 (for a car)
If your vehicle has a turbo related issue and therefore requires further assistance to resolve the problem there is no better alternative than a skilled UKCC technician supplying our 3 or 4-stage carbon cleaning services.
From just £149.99 (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 | Intake Manifold and Swirl Flaps | Fuel Injectors | Smoky Exhausts