"What is Walnut Blasting?"
You might be asking yourself that question right now. The quick answer would be that it is when we blast walnut powder through your intake valves to clean them out in a much safer and better way than a rougher powder would... it's carbon cleaning!
"Why Would I Want A Walnut Blast?"
Modern engines are usually direct injection, because this process allows for advantages in fuel consumption as compared to conventional fuel injection, and it also gives you more power with an engine of identical displacement. The main disadvantage of this is that the normal bathing (and therefore cleaning) of the intake valves via the fuel they are exposed to doesn't happen anymore. Over time this will lead to deposits of carbonized fuel and oil in the intake tract, as well as on the intake valves themselves (known as carbonizing).
"Is Engine Carbon Buildup Bad?"
Carbon Buildup isn't necessarily bad for your engine right away, but as time goes on this can definitely have a negative impact on your European vehicle's efficiency.
This blockage of deposits can stop the valves from closing properly and you may develop a bumpy idle, vibrations, and diminished throttle response. One more thing you may notice is increased oil consumption.
"How Do I Fix Carbon Buildup?"
One way to fix this problem is to completely dismantle the whole intake system and soak it in cleaner for at least 2 full days, and then clean them manually. But as this takes a lot of time, effort, work, and expertise, it can get expensive quickly. Another is to flush the whole system with cleaning solution – but due to the amount of time the solution needs, the process is slow (it can take more than a week, during which you can’t drive the car) and still requires manual cleaning. Clearly neither of these are ideal.
There is a better way, though, and Euroworks has got it!
It’s called Walnut Blasting, and it’s much cheaper, faster, and more effective than any other way on the market. Basically, a blasting tool uses compressed air to shoot very fine walnut shell granules into the intake tract. These particles hit the built-up carbon deposits at high speed and break them away, while at the same time, they are soft enough that they won’t damage the metal around it. No expensive removal of the system is necessary, and it’s much quicker than the others – on the scale of minutes rather than weeks!
By doing this, you’re renewing the life of your intake valves and tract, making them more efficient and able to perform to a higher standard in all areas. Regular cleaning by walnut blasting will save you money over the long run, by making sure you’re not losing power or performance over the years.
We believe the absolute best way you can solve this issue is by bringing it into our car service experts here at Euroworks in Calgary, Alberta and we will be sure to do a professional Walnut Blast for you.
In the image on this page, you can definitely see the positive impact that bringing your engine to us can have on your engine. We will remove the build-up for you and send you on your way running smoother than ever!
Don't wait to get this done, Calgary! Contact us in the form on this page or give us a call today at 403.291.6839.