Carbon Cleaning with Walnut Shells
There are a lot of companies in the market offering seemingly magical solutions to removing Carbon from your engine. At Balance Motor Works we offer Carbon Removal Using Walnut shells. Sounds quaint, but it really works, unlike many of the other methods out there.
Modern direct injection engines, both petrol and diesel, suffer from carbon buildup on the intake ports, and the backs of the inlet valves. In a port injected engine, these deposits tend not to accumulate, because the injector spray’s fuel into the port, onto the back of the valve.
In a direct injection engine, the fuel is sprayed into the combustion chamber itself, and it is the breather system that causes suspended droplets of oil in spent combustion gases, to accumulate to the extent that Performance drops. It might just look like a bit of carbon, but air doesn’t like flowing over rough surfaces, and the loss of both Horsepower and Fuel Economy could be 20% or more.
The idea behind Walnut Shell blasting, is that the media is abrasive enough to remove carbon deposits, without causing damage to the soft aluminium cylinder head.
The advantages of this medium are many :
-Environmentally friendly, natural, non-toxic; causes no health or environmental hazards
-Long-lasting, re-usable and biodegradable
-Does not produce dust, safe for indoor use
-Blasted surfaces require no drying time
As they say the proof of the pudding is in the eating..
Prices for this service vary depending on your engines complexity and number of cylinders. Whether you have a high-performance direct injection petrol engine, like a V8 Audi or BMW 6 Cylinder or a Turbo Diesel, get in touch for a tailored quote.
The fuel savings will soon pay for the work, and the extra power can’t help but put a smile on your face.
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