Direct injection engines increase power and efficiency in your vehicle as well as enhance its fuel economy. On the down side, carbon is released into engine components of the car, reducing its performance (among other things). If the valves get too much buildup in them, the car could even throw a cylinder misfire. Cleaning the intakes valves is a very crucial maintenance element on direct injection engines. In fact, some manufacturers are including the cleaning as a regular maintenance service interval.
At 3zero3, we use walnut blasting to clean the intake valves. Walnut blasting is the most effective and environmentally friendly way to remove the carbon buildup. Walnut shells are blasted into the dirty areas with compressed air, blasting away the buildup. Walnut shells are used because they are strong enough to remove the carbon without damaging the metal components of the engine.
Having a routine carbon cleaning will allow your car to “breathe” better through the air intake valves and inadvertently increase overall performance. Many times, the performance decline is gradual and drivers do not realize that their car is experiencing power loss. After a cleaning your car will experience improved throttle response, better engine idle, increased power, and improved fuel economy.
To get an analysis on your car’s maintenance needs or to schedule an intake cleaning, click here or call 303-456-8383.