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Tiger
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17th Nov 17 at 16:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mechanics a few doors down from work are a terraclean franchise, itís £110 but Iíve heard mixed reviews, some say brilliant, some say waste of money. I donít know anyone with personal experience of it though.

Anyone got some input?

Cheers.
VegasPhil
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18th Nov 17 at 23:18   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've read on other forums that its not that good. Problems crop up afterwards.


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DaveyLC
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20th Nov 17 at 08:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The carbon build up in your engine is normally the only think filling the gaps between worn parts..
Tiger
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20th Nov 17 at 16:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Iíve heard this before actually and sounds pretty feasible, a lot of people have said that after having the terraclean, it tends to reveal underlying issues that were masked by carbon.
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Personally wouldn't bother, not even on a diesel.

Just cleaning up the intake track and the tops of valves is more than enough for most "performance" cars, petrol and diesel alike.
jay.jay
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We do terraclean at work, never had a problem with Petrols or diesels after a treatment. Most cases where there has been a problem with another dealer is when customers lie through their teeth when asked ďare there any problems with the car?Ē before they start. I always do a test drive before and after and donít even touch the car til Iíve read off the fault codes, checked oil and for leaks etc. Itís not a miracle fix at the end of the day, itís preventative maintenance and it does help. We have an intake cleaner which works wonders on direct injection petrols (TFSI, FSI, 2nd gen minis etc). Hope this helps
Stoneyginger
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27th Nov 17 at 12:10   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

id actually thought about having this done to my Xe as after taking the exhaust manifold off i noticed a bit of carbon build up but hesitant to do it to this old engine haha
Tiger
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27th Nov 17 at 20:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah, Iím reluctant at the minute unless I hear some really positive comments about it.

 
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