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‘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

Stephen CookStephen Cook
09:24 12 Jun 24
Been having various issues with my Skoda for a little while, after trying to research the problems myself and coming up with a million and one conclusions I decided to let someone else have a look.... One of the issues was poor fuel economy so I decided to get the engine carbon cleaned, after a bit of researching Engine Carbon Clean East Midlands seemed to be the best looking company! The Internet was right! From first contact to completing the job they were nothing but polite, professional and friendly. As well as carbon cleaning the engine they ran a full diagnostics on my car which brought up some interesting results (their words, it all went over my head). Through these results and me explaining the issues I'd been getting they came up with a possible answer to what was causing all my issues. They did not guarantee this was the problem but with their knowledge (which I would say is quite extent) they would think all my problems was starting with a worn turbo which then linked on to the other issues.After some umming & arring due to cost I decided to go to my mechanic and have the turbo removed and checked. I will not repeat the words of my mechanic but he found the turbo to be in a very bad way which surprised him!Would I recommend this company?100% YESIs their service value for money?200% YESApart from the cost of a new turbo I am a very happy customer who has already recommend Engine Carbon Clean East Midlands to my friends!read more
Lee CresswellLee Cresswell
19:41 30 May 24
Didn't know what to expect owning a 19 year old Hyundai Tucson with 96000 miles but glad I had this treatment done. Adrian was very professional, explained how the process works and the results have... been fantastic. Engine seems smoother, power delivery livelier and mpg increased a little. Very happy.read more
Terry CadeTerry Cade
19:53 21 May 24
Fantastic service from Adrian amazing product my car is running like new i have already told at least 3 of my friends and they will also have the same. If your thinking about it dont hesitate you... wont believe the difference it makes. Cheers Adrian see you again in 20,000 milesread more
Oliver stephensonOliver stephenson
12:11 20 May 24
Adrian came out to see our two cars a BMW 335d and a Renault Kadjar 1.5dci. The BMW had high fuel consumption, the Renault had a engine warning light and the engine was sooted up.Adrian was able to... identify and clean both cars, both cars are now running great and he was able to give us areas on the engine which would next need to be looked into.Adrian's knowledge and explanation of what he was doing and seeing with our cars was second to none. Home service saving having the hassle of getting your car back and forth from a garage which are booked up for week.Would highly recommend getting in touch to anyone with an engine issue or drop in performance of your car. Will definitely uses again in the future!read more
Simon TylerSimon Tyler
17:58 17 May 24
Adrian has done several vehicles for me now. Including my fleet of vans as well as personal cars. His level of detail he works to is incredible. Not only that he is a really genuine and overall great... guy who will talk you through each and every stage of what he is doing. This proves he has a real passion for what he does.I wouldn't hesitate recommending him for any diagnostic work, carbon and dpf cleaning etc. Also feel assured if he can't help you or feels the work he will do is wasted he will tell you this prior to visiting!Many companies should use Adrian as an example to customer service.See you again soon for my next van!read more
Jay MyhillJay Myhill
17:27 14 May 24
Adrian was fantastic explaining and showing everything as I was very interested in the process, fantastic understanding and a clear wealth of knowledge, my Mrs mercedes v6 diesel runs lots smoother... now and getting much better mpg, I will be using the service again on my other cars, I can't recommend enough, AVOID some cons on carbon cleaning and use this service I've used a fair few before and this service is the best by a mile.read more
Callum NCallum N
15:16 14 May 24
I wasn't expecting much to be honest I've had my car for just under a year and done every maintance task possible before adrian's visit my car is already stage 1 remapped but i was making sure that... my car was in tiptop condition for him to come an do a carbon clean and an indepth diagnosis session for me. Definitely was not expecting the results I got! So much more responsive and a completely different animal than before the carbon clean. Engine runs so much smoother and quiter plant my right foot and the car is a missile!! Massive improvement and id definitely recommend anyone to him. If your looking for a genuine honest company to come an give you honest answers or tell you specifically what codes you have stored an give you the best advice this is your guy! Thanks again mate really appreciate todayread more
Guy HaydenGuy Hayden
10:40 13 May 24
Exceptional service, went beyond designated territory and came to us within 24 hours. Instrumental in helping us resolve a complex red engine warning light issue on our Mercedes. Highly recommend!
Renier PotgieterRenier Potgieter
10:06 26 Apr 24
Adrian was very upfront with what to expect from the service and gave me a lot of information to consider even before booking it in.It took just about an hour, and during that time he did a visual... check and found two minor issues that will improve the performance and economy of my car, then the detailed diagnostic, which he sent to me and we went through it together.The actual carbon clean made such a big difference too - I knew from cleaning the EGR valve not long ago that the engine and connected bits were caked with carbon build-up, but didn't expect it to completely get rid of the rough idling. It runs so much better - I will definitely have this done again!read more
Damon PrydeDamon Pryde
17:58 19 Apr 24
Would highly recommend this company, top quality service. Car driving mint after carbon cleaning and full diagnostic, everything explained in detail, excellent expert advice.
Wayne MeakinWayne Meakin
14:22 19 Apr 24
Very efficient and knowledgeable outfit. Gave me tangible feedback as to the running condition of my vehicle. I found that after the carbon clean it had eliminated flat spots and turbo lag. I would... recommend this service .read more
Kieran SmithKieran Smith
19:26 28 Mar 24
Came to do my RR that I recently purchased, fantastic service Adrian knows what he is on about, car runs as sweet as a nu. The diagnostic pointed me in the right direction for a few bits that are now... booked in. Great service, fast and efficient and a brilliant service for your car too, would definitely recommendread more
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