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I am thinking of getting my 530d 170000 miles carbon cleaned, a lad at work had his 2.0d audi done and he reckons its worth it.
Whats everyone`s thoughts on this would it be beneficial or not
 

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having ripped of inlet/egr, manifold to zorst system to clean carbon buildup...can't see how cycling fluid (mainly water) from airbox around the system for a short period of time is going to do much. lack of proof with this stuff makes it snake oil to me
 

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having ripped of inlet/egr, manifold to zorst system to clean carbon buildup...can't see how cycling fluid (mainly water) from airbox around the system for a short period of time is going to do much. lack of proof with this stuff makes it snake oil to me
There is good evidence for incylinder cleaning effect from the steam produced, which may well have a benefit to egr valve, turbo etc.

I would expect less effect for inlet, altho the water with be vapourised due to heating in turbo during air being compressed.



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There is another cleaning system - Terraclean, which I believe uses walnut shells to clean off the carbon, which apparently works very well - may be worth a shot!
 

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There is good evidence for incylinder cleaning effect from the steam produced, which may well have a benefit to egr valve, turbo etc.

I would expect less effect for inlet, altho the water with be vapourised due to heating in turbo during air being compressed.

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I’m sure terraclean is a system that hat runs a purer fuel through the injector side of things, not walnut shell blasting which is a an inlet manifold off job and compressed air and the medium of walnut shells being directed at the back of the inlet ports. Manila labour involved not a machine that does it for you


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The active ingredient in Terraclean is PEA (Polyether Amine) additive.
 

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Carbon cleaning and terraclean are very different. But terraclean do offer a manifold clean too which is not the same as their normal fuel system clean service.



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Run 3 gallons of quality paraffin per tank . cheaper and really does something . 2 stroke oil also gets put in every fill up. Terraclean !!!! you pay for a machine and a quick course .then you spam face book pages with bullshit claims !
 

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Thanks people, got it booked in on Thurs afternoon for hydrogen carbon clean, will let you know if the car feels/responds any different, if there is any improvement it will be £89 well spent.
 

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Had the job done car seems to start better first thing in the morning, its instant seems smoother and more responsive, will see how the fuel does but I would say for a little improvement overall its worth £89
 
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