Carbon clean

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Bux657
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Carbon clean

Post by Bux657 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:51 am

Has anybody hand their engine carbon cleaned, if so does it make much difference to performance?

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Re: Carbon clean

Post by Bug » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:49 pm

Nope, but I have heard anecdotal tales of removing all the carbon build up around pistons, rings, bores etc, then losing compression. On a high mileage engine it may cause issues if that is the case.
Hopefully someone who has actually done it will be along to advise you better.

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Re: Carbon clean

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:12 pm

Bug wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:49 pm
Nope, but I have heard anecdotal tales of removing all the carbon build up around pistons, rings, bores etc, then losing compression. On a high mileage engine it may cause issues if that is the case.
Hopefully someone who has actually done it will be along to advise you better.
Yes I agree I have also read and heard of engines going bang afterwards drop of redex is better thing to do and cheaper
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Re: Carbon clean

Post by STEVEW » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:54 pm

Hi Bux 657,
"If it ain't broke: don't fix it."
However, if you want something to do, give your car a basic service - valve clearances; replace; plugs/points; oil & air filters plus oil change etc., close the bonnet and go for a ride.
You could give it a compression check and if it's within the manufacturer's tolerance leave it at that.

If you feel you are missing something read this before someone takes you for a ride. :lowrider:
https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/ ... t-worth-it

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