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Hey,

I've been reading a lot around Terraclean and am considering this for my 2.2 ictdi, but has anyone tried it?

Are there any negative side effects?

Is it as good as they say?

Cheers,
Sam
 

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on a diesel it is probably worth it if its high mileage. and as far as i know there are no negatives.
 

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Woo hoo... another Terraclean thread!

A complete waste of money (in my not-very-humble opinion)
 

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I agree with Jon. I supply to a VW specialist and they completely destroyed all injectors on a 2007 Passat.
When they contacted terraclean the answer was "it's not our fault and your on your own with this".
Stay away, the risk is not worth the gain if there is any gain at all.
 

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Used it a long time ago. No adverse effects, but, no good ones either (that couldn't be put down to placebo).

IMO, if you're looking to improve your Diesel's running get stuck in and clean out out the intake, EGR and throttle body passageways - that will give definite results and the cost is just replacement gaskets and a good day's DIY.

(Plus a few battered knuckles, but maybe that;s just me! :D)
 

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I had it done on my mk 4 golf tdi which I use as a daily and it ran sweet as a nut after! - much smoother and picked up a lot better. It's been a couple of years since I had it done so I'm gonna get it booked in again
 

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Hey,

I've been reading a lot around Terraclean and am considering this for my 2.2 ictdi, but has anyone tried it?

Are there any negative side effects?

Is it as good as they say?

Cheers,
Sam
Get them to adjust the placebo valve whilst they're running the terracrap through your engine ;)
 
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Hoping or dreading?!
On balance, I'm hoping. Because...

One day, when yet another "Terraclean/BG244/BG44K/whatever" thread gets started (by someone who hasn't bothered to search the forum first!) there'll eventually be a proper reply from someone knowledgeable (but unbiased!) explaining exactly how it works, what the realistic benefits might be (worst case as well as best case!), what scientific/engineering trials have been performed (with results), how long might the benefit last, exactly what is getting cleaned (i.e., the fuel side and/or the engine internals), where does all this removed crap go without causing damage to the catcons, etc, etc.

Anecdotal evidence from previous customers/users is all very well, but unfortunately these are quite likely to exaggerate (or imagine) the claimed benefits thanks to the (surprisingly powerful) placebo effect.

Some benefits ARE real, but very temporary (e.g. BG244/BG44k) where the stuff is loaded with cetane/octane boosters, which may well give a noticeable performance benefit, but only while the stuff is still in the tank!

And I really don't care if Edd China (who gets his 'stunt double' Paul Brackley to do all the mechanical stuff anyway, once the TV cameras go off him!) swears by Terraclean.
 

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Some benefits ARE real, but very temporary (e.g. BG244/BG44k) where the stuff is loaded with cetane/octane boosters, which may well give a noticeable performance benefit, but only while the stuff is still in the tank!
See this, how effective is a 300ml bottle of super dooper power enhancing cleaner going to be in a 50 litre tank.

Surely running a few tanks of premium diesel through at a few £ more then regular would make more of an impact of the running and cleaning of the injectors etc?
 

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i used terraclean on my old ford focus tdci. it was 10 years old at the time and done 98k also had just had all 4 injectors done. the terraclean substance is used instead of any fuel and runs the engine and somehow carbon... so they say. It did make a difference, the car was more responsive, MPG was slightly better but it isn't a massive difference. The fact if you have a DPF then i cant see why you would do this as surely it would clog it up though. instead of doing this, if your concerned about carbon build up in the engine then block off your EGR valve... or clean by hand as said above would be the best option.
 

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See this, how effective is a 300ml bottle of super dooper power enhancing cleaner going to be in a 50 litre tank.

Surely running a few tanks of premium diesel through at a few £ more then regular would make more of an impact of the running and cleaning of the injectors etc?
I believe it's possible to buy plain old cetane booster as an additive, if you simply want to increase diesel performance.

Raising octane levels in stock petrol cars rarely makes any difference though, despite what 99-RON users tell you...
 

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To be honest, I think you'd be just as well putting Patrick the Wombats P.1.5.S in "You'll have to read the Daily Heil / Mail to know what I'm on about... I've always been a Cynic of additives... Saying that, I do on occasion add the odd wee bit of 2 Stroke in to make up for some of the stuff that's been taken out of diesel that was a good lubricant... :worms:
 

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Terraclean is an interesting name to give to something. According to my ancient school Latin dictionary (yeah I done Latin at school), Terra is "dry land, earth, soil".

So why call it "Terraclean" ...well I reckon it's because they were trying to give it some kind of Latin-esque "je ne sais quoi" (see wot I done there).

Maybe something along the lines of "Terra sigillata", a term for fine red ancient Roman pottery. But in the middle ages that term was for a medicinal clay with a particular mineralic content such that it was seen as a proof against poisoning, as well as a general cure for any bodily impurities, and it was highly prized as a medicine and medicinal component. Maybe they're laughing all the way to the bank.
 

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Terraclean is an interesting name to give to something. According to my ancient school Latin dictionary (yeah I done Latin at school), Terra is "dry land, earth, soil".

So why call it "Terraclean" ...well I reckon it's because they were trying to give it some kind of Latin-esque "je ne sais quoi" (see wot I done there).

Maybe something along the lines of "Terra sigillata", a term for fine red ancient Roman pottery. But in the middle ages that term was for a medicinal clay with a particular mineralic content such that it was seen as a proof against poisoning, as well as a general cure for any bodily impurities, and it was highly prized as a medicine and medicinal component. Maybe they're laughing all the way to the bank.

Dude, lay off the red bull and wikipedia. :D
 
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