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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

James HowardJames Howard
10:40 21 Jul 24
Great service, on time, friendly and explained everything very well. The end result was my engine ran smoother and quieter.
Scott StandenScott Standen
13:50 16 Jul 24
Contacted Engine Carbon Clean when I bought my a45 amg,Adrian was very helpful in organising a date to suit.Upon arriving he talked me through everything as he was doing the diagnostic & clean,took... the car out straight after & can feel the difference in response,would highly recommend to anyone.read more
Great service from Adrian when he came to Carbon clean my insignia. He was very knowledgeable about his trade and answered any questions I had regarding the service he was providing. He arrived when... he said he would, very friendly and polite and overall I’m very happy with everything.read more
Andrew SawyerAndrew Sawyer
22:04 07 Jul 24
My Vw Transporter van was smoking very dense white/ Grey smoke. After contacting various Garages that could not get to the bottom of the problem, I contacted Adrian from carbon clean. He did a full... diagnostic and found that the PDF filer was completely full Suspected with Ash. He carried out a carbon clean and told me I need to find a garage that would remove it and completely was it out. The vehicle was taken and it was done. Not only did the vehicle have more performance but fuel economy has improved from 25mpg to 34mpg. The vehicle responds to throttle fantastically and the engine runs so smooth. I am so grateful to Adrian and highly recommend his diagnostic and his advice. I will certainly use him again should I need to .read more
Ian FreestoneIan Freestone
16:58 05 Jul 24
Great service. Prompt, clean, knew his job. Car is now running great again.Would highly recommend this company.
Chase MillerChase Miller
09:22 04 Jul 24
Did a fantastic job, very friendly guy, showed me the whole process and explained lots, answered all my questions 10/10 service, would highly recommend.
Jack RodgersJack Rodgers
20:54 28 Jun 24
2nd time I’ve used this service , this time on my 2002 handover massively was struggling with gaining speed and thick black smoke was coming from exhaust , I tried the carbon clean and fixed... everything massively , considering how old my car is it felt brand new and no black smoke anymoreread more
Dawn BellamyDawn Bellamy
06:54 16 Jun 24
Adrian completed an engine Carbon Clean on my 2011 Skoda. The engine was 'chuggy' with poor acceleration and low MPG. The process was explained and what outcomes I could expect. The diagnosis also... showed an issue I wasn't aware of.The clean was completed very professionally and thoroughly and I am thrilled with the results. The engine now runs more smoothly and the MPG is already rising.I am already recommending ECC to family and friends.read more
Dylan TownsendDylan Townsend
16:13 12 Jun 24
Great service, Adrain’s super knowledgeable. the car feels amazing.Start to finish is simple, full process explained and any questions answered, cars live data is ace just an amazing service to... have, keeping your engine clean and healthy.read more
Amy SkelhamAmy Skelham
15:12 12 Jun 24
Brilliant service from Adrian very polite and professional. I wasn’t expecting much as my car is 12 years old but it definitely exceeded my expectations my MPG has shot up from the low 30’s to mid... high 50’sEvery car is different but with guidance and correct information it all helps.Thank you so much Adrianread more
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
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