First of all, how do thermal engines get carbon deposits? – Well, fuel is an organic liquid made up of mostly carbon atoms and during combustion through energy release carbon deposits build up over time as a byproduct.

What is the effect of carbon deposits on the engine?

The most obvious result of carbon build-up is performance as it makes your engine’s combustion chambers clogged and therefore add resistance to piston movement.

As a result of low performance, the engine burns significantly more fuel than if it had no C-deposits. The culprit being failing exhaust sensors; the lines begin to clog up and performance and stamina begin to dwindle. As a result, your engine needs to exert more energy to run normally. Without decarbonizing your engine, it’s working harder than it needs to be which burns up fuel more quickly.

You car will also have more difficulty in starting up. You will notice even well maintained cars increase power up time as it ages and this is due to those deposits considering that the starter motor is working fine of course. Without decarbonizing your engine, The spark plug also suffer from this and while spark plugs can be a minor fix, this issue can lead to a sharp rise in combustion pressure that can result in costly repairs and quickly diminishes the longevity of your turbo(if it is equipped with one).

Professional engine decarbonisation

HHO decarbonising

Oxygen and hydrogen gas carbon cleaning machine: HHO engine carbon cleaner is also called hydrogen powered carbon cleaner. It is currently the most efficient, environmentally friendly and most thorough carbon removal engine on the market.

HHO carbon cleaner principle

1). HHO washer produces air (H2) and oxygen (O2) by electrolyzing water.
2). H2 and O2 will be sent to the engine through vacuum tubes or air intakes.
3). The Air Force will enter the surface of carbon deposits and combine with carbon to form hydrocarbons.
4). Hydrocarbons will burn with O2 to soften carbon deposits for carbon removal.

DIY engine decarbonisation with tap water

Do it at your own risk as this is not a professionally advised solution but works more or less in the same way. Water is poured into the throtle it gets converted to steam almost immediately due to the high temperature inside the combustion chambers. The steam will then declog the carbon deposits which you will actually see as proof when your exhaust smoke becomes darker and darker before becoming light coloured again when most of the deposits have been cleaned. You might also see actual carbon deposits around the exhaust pipe.

Guidelines :

Start up your engine and let it run for about 10 to 15 mins so that it gets warmed up inside the air throttle.

Depending on your car engine bay structure, you might have to remove you air filter assembly together with the air ducts that deliver air to your engine via the throttle. Once you have remove these parts, your engine throttle must now be directly accessible.

Get some to rev your engine to about 2500 to 3500 rpm or find find out a way to put a constant pressure/weight on the accelerator pedal while assuring that your car is on parking or neutral to avoid any accidents.

Having your engine running above idle speeding you will now have an air opening inside your throttle through which you can start pouring carefully a small amount of water by a plastic bottle or otherwise.

As soon as the the rpm diminishes you have to stop pouring or else your engine will shutdown – you have to make you balance the amount of water poured in and the rpm to avoid shut down; just as if you were to balance a manual car on a steep surface to avoid going backwards.

So the final answer is yes, it is absolutely necessary; decarbonising your engine will restore your lost horsepowers over the years and make your car run like new again.

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