Why Book Us

‘Diagnose running issues, restore power, performance, fuel economy and lower emissions. It's essentially a health check and detox for your vehicle.’

Our cleaning service helps save money on fuel, provides a smooth, quiet and responsive drive and can help deal with issues such as MOT emissions failures or sticking turbos.

An Engine Carbon Clean will help reduce soot levels entering the EGR/DPF and inlet manifold in future.  This helps reduce the frequency of DPF regeneration – the DPF will last longer and saves fuel with fewer regenerations.

The diagnostics can identify issues that may be causing the symptoms, plus other hidden issues before they become a problem.

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Our service includes a full diagnostic consultation to identify issues that need addressing by the seller or under warranty. 

Avoid running into problems by identifying if you have had your DPF removed for example, failed sensors which may lead to DPF blockages in future and failed components such as catalytic converters, etc.

If everything looks good then get it cleaned up for the road ahead.

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Avoid failure or turn that fail into a pass.

MOT failure or general smoke issues will be down to either a failed or malfunctioning component/sensor (which we can often identify with our diagnostics), thermostat or carbon buildup.

With increased mileage then a dirty combustion chamber causing over fuelling will increase emissions which we can clean up with the Engine Carbon Clean.

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If you are planning a modification or remap then you should get any faults diagnosed and recover lost power first before adding more.

By cleaning it up and get it breathing properly the extra work the turbo has to do post-remap won’t stress the turbo as much. Extra important if you are having a custom map on a rolling road as it is best to map a clean car rather than a dirty one.

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A proper diagnosis is essential to correctly tackle running issues.

If for example you are having DPF issues we can help, quite often just with diagnosing the underlying issue with NO NEED FOR A DPF CLEAN.

Limp mode issues can be due to sticking turbos, sensors or leaks for example.

Sticking turbos can often be resolved with an Engine Carbon Clean.

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A diagnostics is essential to understand why.  Many times the DPF will be struggling or unable to regenerate due to a faulty sensor or component.  In this case no matter how you drive it the DPF will not regenerate and will lead to a blocked DPF.  Once diagnosed the faulty parts can be fixed and regeneration can work again.

If DPF back pressure / soot content is already too high then fixing the underlying issues will still not allow regeneration.  A DPF Clean (unblock) is a last resort option in this case.

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How and why does carbon affect my vehicle?

All combustion engines whether petrol, diesel, LPG, methane, hybrid, new or old, over time gather carbon deposits – it is a natural product of burning fuel.

A dirty engine has to work harder and uses more fuel, vibrates causing noise, shake and lumpy running and increases emissions eventually causing MOT failure. The more it shakes the more it will wear components such as engine mounts, clutches, etc.

An example of buildup present in the inlet pipework of a BMW 320d. This buildup is a combination of oil, grease, water vapour and carbon which has gathered from a combination of short journeys, poor quality fuel (with little/no additives present) and a dirty engine with increased emission levels. Regular engine cleaning would have helped prevent this gathering.

Why does it seem like this is only a recent issue (compared to 50 years ago)?

In the past cars just dumped a lot of this carbon out through the exhaust, but as fuel economy and emission targets have got stricter over the years engine components have added in order to keep the soot within the vehicle rather than passing it out through the exhaust.

What Clients Say

Paul BakerPaul Baker
12:53 09 Feb 24
Very prompt, professional and thorough service, excellent communication from start to finish. The car runs smoother and more responsive! Will definitely be recommending you to my friends and family
Solomon GroverSolomon Grover
21:12 31 Jan 24
Incredible service. I can't believe how much improvement it's achieved just from a pipe shoved up the air filter for an hour. It's alleviated so many shakes and the whole engine and car is smoother.... It revs lower, shifts easier, accelerates quicker and smoother, has gained economy, and I'm sure will extend the working age of the vehicle. Forget recommendations, this is a necessity. GET YOUR TUBES UNCLOGGED. 118000mile3.0cdtiVectraread more
jody leitchjody leitch
16:03 29 Jan 24
Top notch service. Adrian is a really nice guy with a wealth of knowledge and a great passion for what he does. I had just purchased a new car and he did a full diagnostic check and an engine carbon... clean. I now have piece of mind and the car runs like a dream. I highly recommend this more
16:30 24 Jan 24
Professional service! . Before he turns up he texts you to keep you informed of arrival time . He gave me great advice on my car through me asking questions. The service lasts about an hour but felt... like 10 mins as he his really friendly ..This worked well on my car feels smoother like its new again and went from 36.5 mpg to 41.3mpg. Not bad at all ..I would definitely recommend!.Happy customer Chrisread more
Tobie LangfordTobie Langford
16:40 22 Jan 24
Adrian Charles was absolutely fantastic. car now runs better then it ever did.Thank you
Kaja SummersonKaja Summerson
20:46 18 Jan 24
10/10 service highly recommend Adrian as he’s very talkative and knowledgeable and will answer any questions you have. Adrian is a very genuine guy and really looks after the customer was able to get... my car booked in within 2 days of my first message and will 100% be coming back when I think my car needs another cleanread more
Lee PettittLee Pettitt
18:02 21 Dec 23
Adrian arrived on time, discussed what he was doing at every stage of the Carbon Clean, found a possible issue with engine temp, very pleased with the whole process and cost, would highly recommend.
الأمير وسيمالأمير وسيم
16:28 04 Dec 23
I have an Audi A3 2017 2.0 Diesel, I had the DPF/Engine management and Coil spring light all come on at once over the weekend. Was told it needed a DPF clean and possibly other works. Found this... company online and gave them a call. Adrian was friendly to speak to and gave me some assurance that it may not be as bad as I was expecting due to his experience and knowledge on the issue. He came out the next morning and after 30 or so mins we came to a conclusion that he would reset the values as they didn't seem to match/make sense, and clear the lights. Was told to give the car a good run so that the values could re configure and that if the lights did come back on he would come out and take another look. Since then car has been driving fine and no lights have come back on thankfully! saved a lot of money and also educated myself on what to look for if this was to happen again. Definitely recommend ECC/Adrian and his services! Top bloke 🙂read more
asked for the services of Engine Carbon Clean, they did the work by Adrian, a sensational professional from the first minute to the last, I am very satisfied with the result, I recommend it to... everyone. Thank more
Mark PritchardMark Pritchard
16:05 04 Nov 23
Our Zafira has been a workhorse for the best part of 12 years and in the last few months developed a fault. The engine management light would come on and then disappear, usually when it was booked... into a garage for diagnosis. Eventually, it was diagnosed as the system running lean. But, there was no explanation for it. Any garage will work on trial and error. This could mean injectors to sensors.I saw the YouTube video of Adrian with a similar Zafira and thought that it would be worth contacting ECC and see what they thought. I have an Astra as well so booked both in for diagnosis and Carbon Clean.Adrian was very thorough and professional. Explained the error codes and what could be the cause of the problems. Although they don't do the repair work, the complete diagnosis, working with live data, is invaluable. The potential problem was identified as a stuck thermostat. Not what I would have thought at all.Can't recommend Adrian and ECC enough. I now have a good idea of where to start with the Zafira.For anyone thinking of keeping an older ICE vehicle on the road for longer, I would have ECC out to perform a Carbon Clean.Both the Astra and Zafira now run a lot more
darren coydarren coy
09:45 28 Oct 23
First class service. Car is running lovely and smooth.
sarath pillaisarath pillai
21:25 27 Oct 23
Adrian did a fantastic job for 2 of my cars.Explained all the details and he was able to do diagnostic on my Japanese car as well.Informed well in advance of the timings and did a very good... professional more
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