💬 ‘Feels like a different car. More responsive, quieter, smoother and it pulls hard through the gears. She’s a bit of a beast 😂...Really please with the results 👍🏻…Better than expected really, car feels refreshed now.’
🚗 Here we have a Volvo V70 D5 (2007 – 160,692 miles) booked in for diagnostics and Engine Carbon Clean. The owner wanted to get it done as it wasn’t as quiet, smooth and responsive as it once was and fuel economy was poor.
🔎 Initial inspection of the engine bay found little of note apart from excessive engine vibration from carbon buildup.
💻 Initial diagnostics showed some historic codes which we documented and cleared for the owner.
📊 Live data showed that although the vehicle had been out for a decent drive it was sat at 55°C when we started the booking. We dropped the bonnet and turned the cabin fans off to get it as hot as possible and eventually managed to get it to a decent temperature for the clean to be effective, but soon as we put the internal fans on the temperature plummeted – new thermostat required.
🌡️ The thermostat issue explained the recent drop in MPG due to the cold weather. You would expect a small drop in MPG with colder weather, but not as bad as the owner had seen.
👨🔧 On with the clean and the engine took its time to finally smooth our and needed about an hour in total, but by the end was quiet, smooth and responsive again.
❗ The smooth running engine should now have restored some of the lost MPG and a new thermostat should also see a healthy recovery in fuel economy.
📝 ‘I’m over the moon with the results of my clean. The car is smoother, quieter, more responsive, better to drive and definitely faster! Adrian is a true professional and thorough with his work. He spends quality time with your car, and coupled with the code reading makes the cost unbelievable value for money. Highly recommended!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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