Want to avoid loss of power? Getting intake Manifold runner or flap issues?
Our diagnosis and engine carbon cleaning is your best option!
Why does it get clogged up? As part of the emissions system, some of the dirty exhaust gases are diverted back into the intake manifold to aid reducing combustion temperatures, this in turn reduces combustion temperature and therefore the poisonous NOx gas that we are all so concerned about breathing in. The downside to this is that some of the carbon, resins, oil vapor residues that present in the exhaust gases coat the inside of the intake manifold forming ‘carbon build-up’. Over time this builds up to a point that you’d be shocked the engine is actually able to breath and run!
This leads to symptoms such as poor engine performance, lowered fuel efficiency, engine management warning lights and the limp-home-mode being activated (restricted performance), lowered fuel economy and rough idling. We have a great wealth of knowledge and specialise in the diagnostics and cleaning of the EGR system. This includes live data analysis using dealer level diagnostics equipment that we include in all our intake manifold cleaning services.
How do we clean the intake manifold? Firstly we’ll use our dealer level diagnostics equipment to assess the engine management error codes and complete live data analysis. Then assuming the vehicle is fit for cleaning we use our 1, 2, 3 or 4-stage engine carbon cleaning system that includes our world-leading Hydrogen carbon cleaning and our unique chemicals. This means in the majority of instances there is no requirement to remove the manifold for cleaning or replace it with a new part. On completion of the job, which takes approximately 45-60 minutes, we’ll reassess the engine management system and reset any fault codes.
- Kevin Smith
Thank you to Matt for doing a Carbon Clean on my car today.For the people that say you cannot tell the difference well all I can say is I could, the car was so much smoother and felt alot more responsive. My car is a 2lt TDI with 81k on the clock and after the clean it felt like a new car again and seemed to be quieter.Matt really does know his stuff and explains everything to you.I will report back in a couple of weeks to see if it has made a difference to the mpg.Once again Matt thanks and I would recommend your services to anyone.
- Nichola Lloyd
Red came out yesterday and spent hours cleaning the DPF and engine on our Mercedes which was sluggish and losing power. Hubby did the test drive with Red when he’d finished so I didn’t drive it until today. Wow, what a difference, acceleration back to normal (thank goodness). Would highly recommend Red to all our friends. Thank you!
- Steve Conn
I drove all the way from Newcastle to get my Audi TT 2.0TDi remapped and cleaned, this was because the price was much more competitive for both jobs combined. On the way home the car was how it should have been from the factory, it was smoother and pulled much better all the way through the rev range. Very happy with the service he provides and happy to recommend.Ian Mainwaring
Had a stage 2 clean on my Mercedes vito, I got in touch and made a booking on very short notice and dragged him out in the rain on a bank holiday Monday so I really appreciated that �He's a very friendly and professional guy, the whole process lasted just over an hour, I went for a test drive and straight away noticed it wanted pull more and felt less sluggish. I wasn't expecting miracles but I'm more than pleased with the results and will defiantly be recommending this to people in the future.so all in all it was a success.
- Grant Bearman Withers
My Audi A5 had gone into limp mode due to the DPF failing to regen when I had fault codes, I booked the appointment online and Cristian came out to me in the early afternoon. He did a carbon clean and then the DPF clean afterwards and what a difference it has made, it took the car straight out of limp mode and the whole drive has improved with improved throttle response, boost and an all round improvement, really pleased with the service from Cristian, helpful, friendly and explains everything as he goes. I would definitely use UKCC Auto Techs again if needed.
Why clean the Intake Manifold?
The intake manifold is a set of tubes configuration to deliver the air to the cylinders. In all engines, this air comes through a filtered air intake designed to keep the engine and components such as the manifold clean. However, with the need to make engines more efficient and reduce emissions manufacturers have introduced an EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system into the engine. The problem occurs due to the recirculation including oil, unspent fuel, and other deposits that as they enter the manifold then stick to the walls of the manifold tubes and begin to clog them up. The engine then receives reduced air flow, starts to become inefficient and doesn’t burn all the fuel. This leads to loss of performance and increased emissions and pollution.
Problems that may occur from a dirty manifold include uneven and a noisy idle (usually the first sign of the issue), a tendency to stall, misfires and hesitation (especially when the engine is cold).
Cleaning your Intake Manifold
There are numerous ways to resolve a clogged intake manifold and with varying prices.
The costliest option is to replace the component. Dependent on the vehicle manufacturer and engine type expect this to be in the region of high £100’s, if not £1000’s.
The moderately expensive alternative is to manually clean them. Most mechanics will recommend this – Why? Because they’ll earn well from the extensive hours it takes to complete the job. The price will be dependant on how bad the clogging within the manifold, labour rates and engine type but expect it to be in the £100’s.
The most cost-efficient solution would be our engine carbon cleaning service.
Preventative cleaning starts from as little as £89.99 (for a car)
If your vehicle has an intake manifold or intake flaps issue and therefore requires further assistance to resolve the problem there is no better alternative than a skilled UKCC technician providing our carbon cleaning service.
From just £119.99 (for a car). The advantages are:-
- Our Mobile Carbon Cleaning Technicians come to you
- Potentially no expensive parts
- No disassembly is required, therefore no expensive labour
- Completed in an average of 45-60 minutes so no requirement to leave your vehicle with a garage for days on end
- We are fully insured to complete this service at the roadside or wherever your vehicle is located
If you require further information please visit our Carbon Cleaning FAQ’s section, contact your local technician or our HQ team on 01293 769495 to discuss your requirements, or use the inquiry form below and we’ll get back to you at your convenience.
Click on the following links to view our other engine cleaning services – Carbon Cleaning | DPF | EGR Valve | Oxygen Sensor | Intake Valves | Spark Plugs | Catalytic Converter | Turbocharger | Fuel Injectors | Smoky Exhausts
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