Hydrogen Carbon Cleaning
We are pleased to now offer highly effective hydrogen carbon cleaning for your vehicle to reduce emissions, this involves removing carbon deposits from the inside of an engine, including the three main areas; fuel injectors, EGR (Engine Gas Recirculation) and DPFs (diesel particulate filters).
Our carbon cleaning process offers three different levels depending on what results you desire.
Level 1: Hydrogen clean
Level 2: Hydrogen clean and fuel injection cleaner
Level 3: Hydrogen clean, fuel injection clean and DPF Clean and regeneration (this level is ideal for failed diesel emissions, clogged EGR valves and blocked DPFs)
So, what exactly does hydrogen carbon cleaning mean? And how can your car benefit from it?
Hydrogen burns at a higher rate than fuel, so it can be used to ignite with the petrol to help to strip the carbon from the engine walls, cleaning out soot and any other residual grime to leave a cleaner engine. A cleaner engine means you can benefit from a more responsive car with lower emissions, better mileage, a quieter engine and improved fuel economy.
A carbon clean is not compulsory, it’s a preventative service that can be done any time, or alongside your annual service. We strongly recommend it however, as the main cause of breakdowns are engine failures caused by the build-up of carbon. Prevention is better than cure as they say!
Fuel injectors are responsible for spraying (injecting) the right amount of fuel into an engine so that the right air/fuel mixture is created for optimum combustion. However, they are prone to carbon build-up. Restricted or clogged injectors reduce the flow of fuel and damage the spray pattern which is vital for an even combustion. An uneven spray can cause stuttering acceleration, lack of power and increased emissions.
Replacing fuel injectors can be very costly, so it is advised that regular carbon cleaning to prevent this is the solution.
EGR (Engine Gas Recirculation)
The Engine Gas Recirculation or EGR valve system is one of several vehicle emission control systems. It helps reduce the amount of the nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the exhaust gases which are usually formed during combustion in the engine cylinders.
The EGR system reduces the combustion temperature by diverting a small portion of the exhaust gases back into the intake manifold. However, these gases carry a lot of carbon which can build up inside the inlet and re-circulatory system and also on the valve itself, which can cause a number of engine problems, even engine failure.
A carbon clean can help to restore the build-up of these gases and in turn improve your engine performance.
DPFs (Diesel Particulate Filters)
A DPFs captures the excess soot particles from a diesel exhaust. On longer journeys, when typically, it reaches a higher temperature, the DPF will regenerate/clean itself. If a car is mainly used for short journeys, the desired regeneration temperature will unlikely be reached. Over time, this will cause the DPF to clog up and be unable to regenerate to clean out the soot. This can result in reduced in power and increased fuel consumption, but worst of all, it could result in the backpressure from the DPF causing huge damage to the engine.
With a carbon clean, the DPF won’t run the risk of filling up and reduces the potential for engine problems in the future.