Sign in to follow this  
Owdjockey

Terraclean

Recommended Posts

I thought I would share my experience of this product.

I have a 54 Plate T2 D4D Avensis and currently have 176,000 on the clock. A work colleague mentioned something about a product that he had seen on"Wheeler Dealers". I did some research and found that the product was called Terraclean. I checked out a number of other Car forums e.g.Vauxhall, Ford, Jaguar etc...and the consensus was it worked. The only negative posts were from users who said they did'nt notice any difference. I could find nothing from any body about it ****ing up the engine etc..

Anyway, I was interested and sent Terraclean asking for my nearest garage that does this. Response was *****-poor, basically said they were too busy even to tell me that!! Bizarre.

So I found through their Facebook page the number of a guy that covers part of Shropshire and I arranged for him to come to my home and do the Terraclean on the Avensis. He charged £85 and it took just over an hour.

Ok this is what I found after the 'Clean, most of it is anecdotal:

  • Car was alot smoother, especially progressing through the gears, previously, quite lumpy
  • Acceleration was improved particularly in the low-end.
  • Engine was much quieter, previously, it sounded like a tractor, first thing in the morning.

I could definately 'feel' an improvement, ok it was still a 176,000 engine, so I was not expecting miracles. The 'Clean also claims to improve mpg, although I have no definate figures to prove this.

Another claim made by Terraclean is the improved emissions. So two weeks ago i took the car for it's MOT. The car passed by a FAST PASS, i.e on first acceleration. So I went back through the records to check the Smoke Opacity Test figures, I had kept the last 4 years worth and this is what I found

  • 4 yrs ago: Car went to third accleration with first value 1.9
  • 3 yrs ago: Car went to second accleration with first value 1.7
  • 2 yrs ago: Car passed on first acceleration value 1.48
  • 1 yr ago: Car passed on first acceleration value 1.41
  • This year: Car passed on first acceleration value 1.19

To pass the emissions test you need an average vlaue 1.5 or less over 6 accelerations ( I will let someone else explain how this works)

So my emission shave been imroving over the last 4 years, which I put down to a single clean of the EGR vale and about three cans of BG244 and numerous cans of cheap-**** Car Plan diesel treatment and some STP stuff as well.

So was it worth the money? In my case, yes. Did I detect HUGE difference? No. But I did detect a difference. Would I use it again? Yes probably.

BTW, I have no affinity to Terraclean, but if you want to check out their site goto:-

http://www.terraclean.co.uk/index3.html

or better still check out other Car User Forums to get their experiences

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this