Eliminate Carbon Build Up In Your Vehicle's Engine
What is Carbon Build Up?
Majority of European manufacturers switched from standard fuel injection to direct fuel injection. Fuel is now injected directly into the cylinder head rather than the intake. This was a great leap in overall efficiency. Being able to control the exact amount of fuel in each cylinder means that the fine tuning helps with power and fuel conservation. However, this system and technology does have its drawbacks.
As the fuel burns with direct injection, it releases waste byproducts such as carbon that will begin to build up on the intake valves. Overtime with regular use, carbon deposits will build up on the intake valves to the point where it will affect the overall air flow within the engine. A lack of proper air flow translates to a lack of overall efficiency. This will cause the engine to run abnormally and even cause a check engine light fault and corresponding code to come up on the dash.
What Are The Symptoms Of Carbon Build Up?
- Drivability Issues
- Rough Idle
- Engine shaking or vibration
- Check engine light on
- Engine Misfiring
- Car jerking or surging at stops
- Lack of power during acceleration
What Maintenance Can Be Done To Prevent Carbon Build Up?
There is no method to completely prevent or stop carbon buildup, other than a carbon cleaning service. There are services and Liqui Moly products that can severely slow down the amount of carbon being built up within your engine.
Jectron is a combination of additives that is poured into the fuel tank. As the solution works its way through the fuel system, it is designed to clean and maintain areas of deposit buildup. This includes fuel injectors and the intake valves of the engine. Eurofed recommends having a Liqui moly Jectron treatment included with an oil change service every 5000 miles to maintain a clean system and slow down carbon build up.
Routine Oil Change Services
- With oil changes done every 5000 miles the oil within the engine is always in optimal condition. Furthermore if utilizing higher quality oil, such as Liqui moly, they contain additives that are designed to clean the engine including the intake valves.
- On top of that with oil changes being on a consistent 5,000 mile service interval it allows a certified technician to perform an inspection on the vehicle. Part of that inspection includes checking for signs of excessive carbon build within the engine. At Eurofed Automotive we offer a courtesy multi-point inspection on every vehicle that we service.
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Only Using Premium Fuel
- When using higher octane rated premium fuel it has a tendency to burn more thoroughly. The higher octane fuel will burn more efficiently and be less likely to leave burnt carbon deposits on the intake valves and surrounding areas. Furthermore most Premium gasoline contain additives that are designed to clean the fuel system much like Liqui moly Jectron.
What Is A Carbon Cleaning Service?
During a carbon cleaning service, a certified automotive technician will gain access to your vehicle's intake valves. At that point the technician will clean the valves and surrounding area with a walnut blaster and vacuum out all of the residual carbon. Once all valves have been thoroughly cleaned the vehicle is reassembled, test driven, and service light reset.
Where Can I Have A Carbon Cleaning Service Performed At A Shop Near Me?
You can have a carbon-cleaning service performed on your vehicles by an experienced automotive technician at any local Eurofed location across the American southeast. All services performed at a Eurofed repair facility is covered by a 2 year/ 24,000 mile warranty
Contact your local Eurofed today to learn more about our affordable auto repair services.