This is our customers’ and our favorite service! Our favorite because this service pays for itself over a period of time. The pay back is better fuel economy and performance saving you money.
How does this save money?
When the engine is shut off there are still vapors in the intake manifold as well as the combustion chambers. These vapors come in contact with the many surfaces, they dry on the surfaces and form as carbon deposits. Over a period of time they build over and over, causing restrictions. The restrictions have a negative effects on fuel injectors, valves, throttle plates, variable intake runner plates, intake ports and in combustion chambers on top of pistons, valve faces, spark plugs, cylinder heads and head gasket seal edges. This process will occur regardless of the type of fuel used.
So what is the problem?
When the engine is cold, carbon deposits soak up fuel needed for start-up. This can lead to prolonged cranking. After the engine warms up, this fuel soaked carbon dries and forms more carbon. This continues to rob fuel from the combustion chamber and will restrict fuel and air flow, and fuel atomization. This will diminish fuel economy and performance. It can lead to hesitation, stalling and surging. In the combustion chamber, high temperatures make NOX production go up. (NOX is smog) This leads to over working of catalytic converters. Catalytic converters are expensive mandatory emissions devices that fails naturally, so you don’t want to add to the problem! Carbon deposits actually start to glow and will cause pre-ignition. Pre-ignition is a condition when fuel ignites before it is supposed to. This further increases NOX, and engine knock. Today’s highly computerized engines retard engine timing, reducing efficiency, compounding the problems. Head gasket materials over worked and can be weakened. This does take time to build up, and could take as long as 15,000 to 40,000 miles to occur.