Engine carbon clean.. Recommended!!!

s3joe

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Hi guys it's simon here from Engine carbon clean thanks for the positive feedback guys I'm a fellow a3 owner and a big Audi fan too -
If any of you have any questions feel free to ask me - sceptics welcome too - I'm also hoping to attend the meet on Sunday too
Do you have any before and after pics of the valve stems.
 

HHS3

Phantom Black S3 - R-Tech Stage 2+
Do you have any before and after pics of the valve stems.

I'd also be very interested in seeing this. I'm getting it done regardless but have yet to see any before and after pictures of the hydrogen method of engine carbon cleaning.
 

SAiLO

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Another good review! Simon passed me onto the right man to speak to, looking forward to getting mine done tomorrow hoping it will make it a little more responsive as I feel like my car is a little laggy


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How did it go mate?

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Cambaines

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Still in work at the moment, got it booked in an hour! I shall let you know! I would like a before and after picture too, would be very interesting


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Cambaines

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Carbon clean sorted, ran it though for 45 mins, gave it a good Rev every ten mins and here's the video of the sh1t that comes out the back, my brothers 1.9tdi caddy threw out a lot of smoke too, car feels less lumpy, I still feel like the cars lacking power but maybe I've just got used to it!

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SAiLO

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Had my 140PD TDI carbon cleaned this afternoon. The car does respond better to throttle, feels more alive and smoother. Surprisingly also sounds better when accelerating.
Yesterday night tested the power output with Torque app and a bluetooth adapter. Went for a drive this evening too.

Max bhp last night: 163
Max bhp tonight: 174
 

MAD4J

Registered User
Hi, just booked my S5 in to be cleaned via the Somerset chap, he's coming to my place of work to do it tomorrow so I will post up my thoughts later tomorrow.

Cheers..
 

Kaine19

Stage 2+ S3 8P now gone. Hello 2016 RS3 :)
I had mine done saturday. Not sure if made a difference or not haha. Maybe slight better throttle responce but i dont know if thats in my head or not
 

MAD4J

Registered User
Had mine done this morning by Paul the Somerset Carbon Clean Engineer, very polite and professional chap and knew his job for sure, I had a very tiny flat spot when pulling away quietly in 1st gear and I'm pretty sure this has now gone since the clean and car definitely feels better although this could all be in my head too...
Whether it's the placebo effect or not, I would still recommend it..
 

HHS3

Phantom Black S3 - R-Tech Stage 2+
Would of been £50 if local but £65 as he travelled to me (manchester)

Great price! The cheapest I can find it for in the Reading area is £99.
 

Kaine19

Stage 2+ S3 8P now gone. Hello 2016 RS3 :)
Mines an S3. I have noticed little bit better acceleration low down. Just seems bit more responsive. Wants to go more. Only little tho
 

HHS3

Phantom Black S3 - R-Tech Stage 2+
Any bother on S3's? Or just for dervs really?

With the S3 8P's BHZ & CDLA TFSI engines being direct injection, they suffer from carbon build up and so will benefit from an engine carbon clean. It's no substitute for an inlet off, hands on decoke though such as walnut blasting or scrubbing, however it's the next best thing if you can't afford a proper decoke.
 

MAD4J

Registered User
I paid £99 but Paul did say that he would've done 2 for £150..
 

LJA

Registered User
Sorry for the thread revival,

But I wonder if its worth trying to set up a group buy on this, and possibly look at a discount, especially if it takes sub 1 hour per car.

Thoughts - @SimonEcc
 

ab1702

Registered User
Sorry for the thread revival,

But I wonder if its worth trying to set up a group buy on this, and possibly look at a discount, especially if it takes sub 1 hour per car.

Thoughts - @SimonEcc

Doubt they would do anything as they already offer multicar discount.
The one I used which is engine carbon clean Yorkshire are currently doing one car for £100 or 2 for £150 so can't see them doing it even cheaper than that
 

Turkster

W.Bro.Paul 2.0d Q5 Quattro
I get a special discount that you guys can take advantage of with this outfit, www.carbon.doctor £49 in Northamptonshire. Just tell them Turkster Sent you.
 

ckl139

Registered User
Hi know a few threads on this, but is it confirmed engined carbon clean is better than terrwclean? especially for petrol TFSI engines
 

Kaine19

Stage 2+ S3 8P now gone. Hello 2016 RS3 :)
There both not good for tfsi. I had the carbon clean. Then went to rtech for the proper inlet clean and the inlets were caked
 

prt57

Registered User
Yes the R-Tech walnut blast by Marcus is amazing. You get to see the before and after. Looks like brand new.
 

Spiezels

Registered User
I had an EDT engine detox thing done with my last service and MOT and it improved my MPG from 27 to 30 and it runs smoother for sure.

S3 8P that is
 

nluk100

Registered User
Did anyone bother to ask where all the carbon ends up after a terraclean? I know that for the walnut media blasting the valves are closed one cylinder at a time and all the crud is removed by hand so it doesn't end up in the engine.
 

Shane-Ireland

Registered User
Had this done before christmas on my 08 S3

Here are the before pics









After pics







 

Muessig

Registered User
I only found out that engine carbon cleaning was a thing last week. I was reading up about carbon cleaning on this and other forums and decided to give it a go. Adrian from Engine Carbon Clean came and cleaned my Audi A3 today (but I really want a new A5 Sportback black edition - have to stick with the A3 in the meantime), and it has really made a difference to the car - it's much smoother to drive now, no flat spots in acceleration and even feels like it has restored some power.

Best money I've spent - sometimes it's worth taking a chance on something new I guess!
 

Daveyonthemove

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I read through all these posts yesterday and decided to get mine done too.
Booked in for monday morning, so I'm pleased there are so many positive reviews.
 
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