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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.

  • Mohammed Akhtar AvatarMohammed Akhtar

    Top bloke offering top service at good price. Defo. Recommend this lad. He knows what he’s talking about!! Noticing a difference on both the pickup and fuel consumption on the taxi. Thanks a million kid. Hope to see you soon and best wishes.

    Cheryl Sillery Brown AvatarCheryl Sillery Brown

    What can i say except 5* service. Red came he explained everything. I told him my long complicated hystory of 4 different diagnosis from different guarages with no diffinitive answer. He did the carbon and chemical clean..i watched as the black carbon left my cars engine. We took it for a test drive. Wow and i mean wow the difference in the power and smoothness of the engine was unbelievable. My car still went into limp/safe mode (original prob) red popped it back onto computer diagnosed my glo plug prob... not £1500 worth as turbo as quoted before.
    Anyway booked in garage tomorrow for repaire and full oil change and he wants to know outcome. And if i still have problems he will come back to re-diagnose but i dont think he will need to....i was sceptical about it being worth doing but from the TOP RATE CUSTOMER SERVICE TO THE AMAZING CLEAN TO MY ENGINE IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY.
    Thankyou Red. I will see you very soon to come clean my Bmw engine ���

  • Gav Murphy AvatarGav Murphy

    James re mapped my focus st, delighted with results.
    He has since done a stage 4 carbon clean on both my transits.
    Arrived promptly for both appointments, works carried out professionally.
    Highly recommend👍🏻

    Gary Hudson AvatarGary Hudson

    Car was cutting out when idle .. Had 3 stage cleaning done today on toyota avensis d4d 2ltr. Seems to have sorted the problem out and mpg gone from 31 to 43. Runs a lot smoother and responds quicker ..... I'll definitely use these guys again ... Great friendly service.

  • James Laidlaw AvatarJames Laidlaw

    Met james in edinburgh for my second carbon clean for preventative maintance. As per usual james was punctual informative and provided an excellent service

    Florian Rozsa AvatarFlorian Rozsa

    Job done to perfection. It does make a difference .Thank you

  • Sean Johnston AvatarSean Johnston

    Just had my octavia vrs 'remapped by James. Very knowledgeable and friendly guy. The results are very impressive and the 1.5 hours drive home was very good. Will definitely be recommending him.

    Duncan Samson AvatarDuncan Samson

    Met James this morning and had my 1.6 diesel golf carbon cleaned, unfortunately we were unable to map the car after James discovered a steel safety cage around my Ecu which would’ve been a risky job getting off. The carbon clean made a noticeable difference to the car and restored some performance to the engine. Very happy with the work done and James was very knowledgable as he talked me through each step of the carbon clean.

  • Yousef Nassar AvatarYousef Nassar

    the nicest person to talk to. highly recommended. seen a big difference in throttle response and more power and a silent engine in my bmw e46 328ci that you think its off. amazing job thanks mate

    Altaf Ishaq AvatarAltaf Ishaq

    Had my BMW 330ci done, I was quite sceptical and had all sorts of things going through my mind, almost cancelled. Anyway when the time came the whole process was explained to me in great detail and my mind was put at ease. After the process I am happy to report that IT WORKS!!! My car drives much better now, I didn’t realise how much of a difference it would make. So much smoother through the revs, the engine seems quieter and so free, as though it was being strangled before I had the process done. I highly recommend this service and will now be incorporating it into my annual service schedule. Thanks

3-stage engine carbon cleaning
Turbo issue diagnosis and 3-stage cleaning with customer review

Other issues reasons a Turbo may not be operating correctly

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Book A Turbo diagnostics and clean service

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.

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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 | Fuel Injectors | Smoky Exhausts

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                £89.99
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                £119.99
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                £224.99
                Custom remapping at an affordable price. Choose performance, economy or a mixture of both to suit your requirement. Book
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                £119.99
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                £149.99
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                £179.99
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                Custom remapping at an affordable price. Choose performance, economy or a mixture of both to suit your requirement. Book
                £339.99
                Custom remapping at an affordable price. Choose performance, economy or a mixture of both to suit your requirement plus an engine carbon clean service Book
                £399
                The Ghost is the original aftermarket CAN bus immobiliser. Protect your car or van from theft like nothing else on the market today. The Ghost protects your car from key-cloning, hacking, and even key theft. The Ghost has no key-fobs or LED indications to give away its location. The Ghost uses the buttons in your vehicle such as those on the steering wheel, door panels or centre console, to allow you to make a unique, changeable, disarm sequence (like a PIN code) that must first be entered before you can drive your car. Just like your credit card but you can make your car disarm sequence even safer by making it up to 20 presses long! In order to make extreme security also be hassle-free, there is a smart-phone application that connects to your car and allows you to get in and drive without having to enter the disarm sequence. NOTE: Call to check compatibility with your vehicle. Book
                £89.99
                First, we will complete a thorough check and diagnosis of your vehicle and the DPF system. Then assuming your DPF is in a fit state we will attempt a forced regeneration (this is not a DPF clean). If the regeneration fails a DPF clean be required. Book
                LGV (Petrol)
                £119.99
                Hydrogen engine carbon cleaning plus FREE diagnostics Book
                £139.99
                Hydrogen and injector engine carbon cleaning plus FREE diagnostics Book
                £224.99
                Custom remapping at an affordable price. Choose performance, economy or a mixture of both to suit your requirement. Book
                £339.99
                Custom remapping at an affordable price. Choose performance, economy or a mixture of both to suit your requirement plus an engine carbon clean service Book
                £399
                The Ghost is the original aftermarket CAN bus immobiliser. Protect your car or van from theft like nothing else on the market today. The Ghost protects your car from key-cloning, hacking, and even key theft. The Ghost has no key-fobs or LED indications to give away its location. The Ghost uses the buttons in your vehicle such as those on the steering wheel, door panels or centre console, to allow you to make a unique, changeable, disarm sequence (like a PIN code) that must first be entered before you can drive your car. Just like your credit card but you can make your car disarm sequence even safer by making it up to 20 presses long! In order to make extreme security also be hassle-free, there is a smart-phone application that connects to your car and allows you to get in and drive without having to enter the disarm sequence. NOTE: Call to check compatibility with your vehicle. Book
                LGV (Diesel)
                £139.99
                Hydrogen and injector engine carbon cleaning plus FREE diagnostics Book
                £119.99
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                £169.99
                Hydrogen, chemical and injector engine carbon cleaning plus FREE diagnostics (recommended for vehicles with no DPF or that use Ad-Blue) Book
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                Hydrogen, chemical and injector engine carbon cleaning plus FREE diagnostics (recommended for vehicles with a DPF and do NOT use Ad-Blue) Book
                £339.99
                First, we will complete a thorough check and diagnosis of your vehicle and the DPF system. Then a DPF clean will be performed and the computer will be reset before a test drive to ensure the success of the DPF cleaning. Then a Chemical, Hydrogen and injector engine carbon cleaning service will also be provided to ensure your engine is running at optimal levels! Book
                £319.99
                First, we will complete a thorough check and diagnosis of your vehicle and the DPF system. Then a DPF clean will be performed and the computer will be reset before a test drive to ensure the success of the DPF cleaning. Then a Hydrogen and injector engine carbon cleaning service will also be provided to ensure your engine is running at optimal levels! Book
                £299.99
                First, we will complete a thorough check and diagnosis of your vehicle and the DPF system. Then a DPF clean will be performed and the computer will be reset before a test drive to ensure the success of the DPF cleaning. Then a Hydrogen engine carbon cleaning service will also be provided to ensure your engine is running at optimal levels! Book
                £249.99
                First, we will complete a thorough check and diagnosis of your vehicle and the DPF system. Then a DPF clean will be performed and the computer will be reset before a test drive to ensure the success of the DPF cleaning. Book
                £224.99
                Custom remapping at an affordable price. Choose performance, economy or a mixture of both to suit your requirement. Book
                £339.99
                Custom remapping at an affordable price. Choose performance, economy or a mixture of both to suit your requirement plus an engine carbon clean service Book
                £399
                The Ghost is the original aftermarket CAN bus immobiliser. Protect your car or van from theft like nothing else on the market today. The Ghost protects your car from key-cloning, hacking, and even key theft. The Ghost has no key-fobs or LED indications to give away its location. The Ghost uses the buttons in your vehicle such as those on the steering wheel, door panels or centre console, to allow you to make a unique, changeable, disarm sequence (like a PIN code) that must first be entered before you can drive your car. Just like your credit card but you can make your car disarm sequence even safer by making it up to 20 presses long! In order to make extreme security also be hassle-free, there is a smart-phone application that connects to your car and allows you to get in and drive without having to enter the disarm sequence. NOTE: Call to check compatibility with your vehicle. Book
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                First, we will complete a thorough check and diagnosis of your vehicle and the DPF system. Then assuming your DPF is in a fit state we will attempt a forced regeneration (this is not a DPF clean). If the regeneration fails a DPF clean be required. Book
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                £199.99
                Hydrogen and injector engine carbon cleaning plus FREE diagnostics Book
                £549.99
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                Custom remapping at an affordable price. Choose performance, economy or a mixture of both to suit your requirement. Plus a Hydrogen and injector engine carbon cleaning with FREE diagnostics. Your local technician will be in contact to discuss the requirements and availability of this service. Book
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                £119.99
                Hydrogen engine carbon cleaning plus FREE diagnostics Book
                £139.99
                Hydrogen and injector engine carbon cleaning plus FREE diagnostics. Book
                £169.99
                Hydrogen, chemical and injector engine carbon cleaning plus FREE diagnostics Book
                £549.99
                Custom remapping at an affordable price. Choose performance, economy or a mixture of both to suit your requirement. Book
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