TerraClean is a patented technology which cleans the inside of your vehicle’s fuel system and engine. By removing carbon we can improve engine performance, reduce emissions, and reduce costs by increasing component lifespan.
Delivered as a carbon cleaning service we are one of a network of 500+ UK & Ireland service centres.TerraClean service centres are trained professionals who understand and implement engine diagnostics to identify and resolve carbon-related problems.
The TerraClean range of tools and equipment enables TerraClean service centres to clean injectors, combustion chambers, EGR Valves, Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) as well as sensors to help achieve optimum engine efficiency. Do not consider hydrogen-based technology or basic carbon cleaning alternatives – insist upon TerraClean every time.
All petrol engines build up carbon deposits in combustion chambers, exhaust ports, catalytic converters (cat) and on lambda sensors over time and all petrol injection systems suffer from a build up gums tars and varnishes.
Both these contaminants have a negative effect on your engines efficiency and I’ll explain how and why.
Petrol is made up of two core components, Aromatic fuel and Aliphatic fuel. These two components are necessary to allow the fuel to achieve an optimum combustion rate and also achieve optimum power.
Aliphatic fuel has a very loose molecular structure meaning that it burns very easily and almost completely combusts leaving little or no carbon deposits behind in the combustion chambers but it creates very little power, this is why it’s blended with aromatic fuel which is very powerful, this is where the problem starts.
Aromatic fuel has a very tight molecular structure making it very difficult to burn and it relies on the aliphatic fuel to start the combustion process, because of the tight molecular bond of the aromatics they never completely combust and leave behind carbon deposits which form in the combustion chambers, exhaust ports, cats and lambda sensors this eventually has a negative effect on engine efficiency as the fuel is now burning in a dirty environment (combustion chambers) and restricting the performance of cats and lambda sensors.
That’s not where it ends as over time inlet valves and ports on manifold injection engines, fuel injectors on all engines and fuel pressure regulators (if fitted) suffer from a build up of tars, gums and varnishes, this slows down the injector reaction times causing fuel timing problems.
This impairs fuel atomisation causing incomplete combustion and can reduce fuel rail pressure, and in some cases can coat the inlet valves causing cold start miss fires.
This is where a TerraClean service is different from any other engine/injector cleaning service.
TerraClean is the only service that has two stages of cleaning, the first stage cleans the injection system and inlet valves (manifold injection only) which restores functionality to injectors and the fuel pressure regulator resulting in improved fuel pressure, timing and atomisation.
On manifold injected engines it also cleans inlet valves and ports of sticky deposits allowing improved flow of fuel vapour into the engine.
This all results in cleaner fuel burn reducing the presence of Hydrocarbons caused by un burnt fuel in the exhaust gassed. The second stage of the process is where the science begins, using aliphatic only fuel, this fuel while passing through the TerraClean machine goes through a process called columbic fractionation, and it is also given a passive negative electrical charge, this breaks down the molecular structure of the fuel even further turning it from a liquid to a vapour and as the carbon in the combustion chambers, exhaust, cat and lambda sensors has a natural positive electrical charge the fuel and subsequent exhaust gasses are attracted to the carbon and transforms it into carbon dioxide which exits through the exhaust tail pipe.
The end result is cleaner combustion chambers, exhaust, cats and lambda sensors, this allows the Engine Control Unit to react faster to fuel mixture changes and adjust fuel and ignition timing to suit.
This leaves you with an engine that is more efficient with improved throttle response which also runs smoother, quieter and has improved emissions and mpg.
I hope this explanation helps and you choose to have your car TerraCleaned,
For us to give you the best service we need to speak to you prior to booking you into the garage. Please call us between 8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday – Friday.