"TERRACLEAN"

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  1. IanF

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    Hi we have a very low mileage 2005,2.8 Fiat Ducato MH. I am reasonably pleased with the driving,power and mpg but not sure if it could be better.
    Just wondered if anyone had used this above cleaning system which claims to improve performance,mpg and reduce emissions.
    If you would like to view their cleaning system www.terraclean.co.uk
    Thanks again
    Ian
     
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    I have no knowledge of the system but a quick read of their website suggests it is a system for cleaning carbon out of an engine. But if you engine is low mileage I can't see what there will be for it to do even if it does what it claims.
     
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    Is this the system that Edd China from Wheeler Dealers has used then got involved ?
    I personally would just use Shell Supreme + (or whatever their latest best fuel is called), as this is excellent in cleaning the carbon of engines due to the good quality detergents they use.
     
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    Yes I believe it is the system Edd China promotes
     
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    Edd China likes it :rolleyes:

     
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    Snake oil:rolleyes:
    Save yourself £150 and buy a couple of Forte Diesel Fuel Treatments at about £15 each
    I will personally guarantee results More power, better MPG quieter engine
    G
     
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    Haven't used Terraclean personally so can't comment, but as above - Forte is well proven & Archoil is better i.m.o.

    Combine their use with BP Ultimate or Shell V power or similar.
     
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    Just started using this, (but hey ho! I get 25mpg so am happy with that already)
     
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    thank you for your kind advice
    Ian
     
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    There was another thread started a while back on this subject..
    By Alan @rupert .. It's an easy search as my link isn't working to the thread... (don't know why links don't work when I'm using the phone.. )
    Ta andy..
     
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    I had a 2.0 tdi Passat and was having emission problems. Took it in for a Terraclean and for the first 20 odd miles after could tell the difference, then ping, emission warning light back on.
    Ended up getting rid. Biggest money pit I've ever owned.
    In my opinion I'd save your money.
     
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    100% with Geo on this one..
     
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    Hhhmmnn, back in the day I had an MG Metro .....poured Redex down the cylinder bores withing a couple of weeks id lost compression ....I swear that it was just carbon build up keeping the compression, that said on a car forum I am on quite a few people have it done and say car runs better.
     
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    Our Mercedes Sprinter has recently lost some of its power, it performs as if it has the smart and trailer on the back. Usually use supermarket diesel so put some Shell Ultra, followed by a further tank of the better BP diesel. Performance has improved but still not up to it's former self. I realise that it's probably the DPF, so following Geo''s advise looked up Forte products and now confused, do I need the diesel cleaner and or their DPF treatment and if so do I put both of them in at once?
     
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    Diesel Magic from Wilco, that's al you will ever need.
     
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    Will check the spec sheet this morning for Fortes recommendations But we use only the cleaner for MoT emission clean up, missfires etc
    as its the cheaper one.

    If loss of power is the only complaint or vehicle is indicating dpf Fault, again the Cleaner on its own if no DPF is fitted, or DPF on its own if it has one.
    I would set up a regime of 1 x cleaner then 1 x DPF once a year, but only after all power issues have been resolved
    I would be happy to add both together to try and solve a power issue though.
    My skool of thought on all of them out there is that they are little more than Octane(Petrol) or Cetane (diesel) improvers and raise the internal temp of the combustion chambers and exhaust DPF system thereby burning off carbon some like the Forte have cleaning agents that soften and clear carbon at the injection stage the cheaper versions are simply a old tec RedX but even that works to a lesser degree you pays yer money as they say Forte should be for trade use only and i suggest you buy from a local Garage rather than e-bay I have been approached on more than one occasion to sell my empties
    All Bottles should be foiled sealed if not your probably not getting Forte, Forte is NOT available retail

    G
     
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    Is it still the case to be very wary of adding anything like this to older engined vehicles? I always understood that sometimes the carbon that has built up is actually ensuring the engine doesn't have any pressure loss/leak issues and stripping it out can create a whole load of more problems.
     
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    YES with regard to oil additives and cleaners
    they are a strict No No here at our Garage, disturbing carbon inside engine oil galleries is asking for trouble and can quite quickly lead to an oil way coronary and engine seizure
    Carbon removed by fuel additives and cleaners very very rarely do damage "ive never know it " as it is burnt and expelled via the exhaust
    Using oil additive cleaner would be like flushing your veins to remove cholestrol platelets when as we all know its when platlets move that causes a Heart Atack
    Carbon in oilways is best left stuck where it is
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    True - sometimes it's just the gunk that's holding it all together :eek:
     
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    We have no experience of Forte but always use Diesel Magic for MOT's. Why in your opinion is Forte a superior product please.
     

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