Carbon clean with AmD

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Carbon clean with AmD

Post by MarksRS » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:50 pm

I’ve heard that a Carbon clean can make significant improvements to responsiveness/power. Having owned my RS4 for 5 years is it worth doing, especially as there’s no record of it ever being done? AmD are based in Essex and are not far from me; has anyone used them and/or can recommend their ‘de-coke’?

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Re: Carbon clean with AmD

Post by FrazerD » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:43 pm

In my opinion it’s only worth doing if you are going to do it every year. If it’s just going to be a one off I don’t see the point unless you are down on power significantly. Maybe worth a dyno run first.

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Re: Carbon clean with AmD

Post by 12th » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:12 am

I think it's worth doing, especially if it's never been done. If you car isn't used too heavily, I'm not sure it necessarily needs doing every year. Mine was done in 2016 and if there's been any deterioration it hasn't been noticeable. But I only do 5k p.a., avoid short journeys, use V-Power etc - these things help, I think.
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Re: Carbon clean with AmD

Post by MarksRS » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:38 pm

I’m tempted to go through the carbon clean process but would prefer to use a ‘reputable’ company. AmD seem to say on their website £60 for Carbon clean which just doesn’t sound right/thorough?!

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Re: Carbon clean with AmD

Post by 12th » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:23 am

Does seem ludicrously cheap.
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Re: Carbon clean with AmD

Post by Covkiller » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:30 am

Having checked their website, this looks like a snake oil carbon clean and not a manifold off jobby.
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Re: Carbon clean with AmD

Post by MarksRS » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:20 pm

If Im to get this done it’ll have to a proper job. Are there companies (preferably Essex-based) that can be recommended?

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Re: Carbon clean with AmD

Post by Covkiller » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:48 am

I see your problem, I did a Google search, "Engine Carbon Clean Essex". It only comes back with the 20 minute snake oil Carbon clean boys. It may be worth a trip up to MRC.
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Re: Carbon clean with AmD

Post by The_Coat » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:08 am

4 Rings in Dartford do carbon cleans I think. Worth a call.

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