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#16 Stoney871

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:56 PM

Already the improvements are increased mpg, smoother acceleration, quieter engine and my fuel range has improved by 40 miles.
I'll post my one week findings and review on Thursday so that the car has had a fair and even test, but if the trend continues I'll be very happy indeed.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:01 PM

I wish I had the disposable income for it I'm tossing between this and tune box

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:18 PM

Keep us updated stoney, I'm considering it !

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:25 PM

I'll post up the weeks results later tonight.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:27 PM

Right, facts and figures-

 

Mileage between getting the Terraclean done to last average fuel reading is 228 miles.

 

11/04/13 - 37.9 mpg (out to garage before Terraclean)

11/04/13 - 41.1 mpg (return from garage after Terraclean)

(Both these trips were same mileage and same roads/speeds.)

 

The following trips were each a 20 mile round trip dropping the missus to work in stop/start traffic using a combination of 30/40/70 MPH A/B roads and dual carriageway-

 

12/04/13 - 44.1 mpg

13/04/13 - 46.6 mpg

14/04/13 - 49.6 mpg

15/04/13 - 49.0 mpg

16/04/13 - 53.5 mpg

17/04/13 - 49.0 mpg

18/04/13 - 54.0 mpg

 

These figures will of course take into consideration that variations in driving speeds and throttle usage during city driving will alter fuel consumption.

As much as possible I attempted to match speed and driving styles but it's not an exact science with average MPG readings, 40 seconds longer at a roundabout or junction will skew the figures a bit.

My fuel range reading has also jumped from 370 miles to 410 miles per tank but cannot conclusively state that this was due to the service or just a nominal increase due to warmer conditions, but usually my range estimate would only go above 404 miles if I was doing a lot of motorway/A road driving and in the height of summer.

 

In summary, the engine feels very smooth and seems definitely quieter than before and idle level is steadier.

Better torque in low gears and I'm hitting roundabouts in low rev third gear whereas normally I'd drop to second to ensure constant power on exiting the roundabout.

First start up smoke appears reduced and car starts instantly on first turn of the key, glow plug light extinguishes faster too.

 

In my personal and unbiased opinion, I would recommend the service to anyone looking to improve their fuel economy and keep their engine in top condition.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

good review Clive, with any luck it will be the quality of the service and not the warmer temperatures.

 

Sounds like if you have the income, you should do it! but if you cant afford it yet and just want to do a quick sweep of the cars fuel systems, buy yourself BG244 / 245 (whatever they call it these days) at a quarter of the price, you will probably get a quarter of the cleanup that you would get from terraclean, but it wont be as good for all the system that is cleared out!



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:02 PM

Clive, as its coming up to nearly 6 months since you had this service done, how would you say your car performs today (compared to the day before, and after the teraclean service?)

 

Just wondering if you still really feel the effects of it?



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:42 PM

Fuel economy still good, drives like a dream and still very happy with it all.

Still would recommend the service wholeheartedly.



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:20 AM

Sorry to drag this back up from the dead but...

 

I'm getting this done today on my limp moded Ford Focus with DPF!

 

Reading this has filled me with a bit more confidence. Hopefully this can resolve the blocked DPF issue and allow it to regen for a few more thousand miles!



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:35 PM

Let us know how it goes Fella.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 05:43 PM

Ok, I'm actually gobsmacked!

 

So much doubt from people over this new way of cleaning but I'm a very very happy bunny.

 

My DPF was blocked, throwing up the EML and "Engine Malfunction", got Terraclean South to do his magic, clean it, reset the codes and computer. She now runs like a charm, and pulls like a train! Didn't realise how much performance was lost through 86,000 miles of carbon build up!

 

It ain't half weird watching the car do a forced regen. Starts revving its self up on its own, and the crap that comes out during the whole entire process is amazing.

 

Now the crunch is to see how she is in a few weeks!

 

Now some pictures of the process:

All hooked up and ready to go:

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First run before soak, that's just a little bit of crap to come out the back:

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Cleaning after soaking:

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:15 PM

Good result there Fella.

Amazing how much gak comes out eh?

Another member of the Terraclean club.



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 08:57 PM

I've read this post with interest.

 

Just had my Focus Titanium 1.8 TDCI done today, and like everyone else I'm really impressed. I just wanted my car to run a bit better rather than improve the MPG, but going to the garage I was getting 39mpg, and on the way home it was 55mpg, driving the same way.

 

The whole car seems a bit more refined and much better to drive, money well spent.

 

The garage I used was top notch, really knew their stuff, and the guy was saying I should consider getting the EGR blanked off now. He uses a service where he downloads the details from the ECU and sends it to a mapping company who then delete the EGR from the map, tricking the engine into thinking it never had one and thus avoiding any EML coming on. Whilst this is taking place he fits the blanking plate.

 

Like Bluefin, I would also get a copy of the original map should I ever want to revert back.

 

All sounds good.



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:21 PM

Another convert.
There's nothing better than a nice clean engine :D

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:28 PM

Oh, one other thing is that if the cardboard cut out of Ed in the reception is his real size, he's a giant of a man! Must be all of 6'9"!



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