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Engine Carbon Clean East Midlands - F5ECC

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Opening Hours
Today - 09:00–17:00
  • Monday 09:00–17:00
  • Tuesday 09:00–17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00–17:00
  • Thursday 09:00–17:00
  • Friday 09:00–17:00
  • Saturday 09:00–17:00
  • Sunday - Closed
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159 Reviews


The experts in diagnosing and restoring engine performance, efficiency and reducing emissions for public, trade and fleet across the East Midlands region.

Engine Carbon Clean East Midlands (F5ECC) is IMI Certified, Which? Trusted Trader Approved and also a member of the Federation of Small Businesses.

We cover all East Midlands counties: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland, plus the north of Cambridgeshire.

A fully insured mobile service suitable for all combustion engines running petrol, diesel or LPG, no matter what age, engine size or mileage.

Carbon is a natural by-product of burning fossil fuels in a combustion engine. Carbon buildup gathers over time and causes an engine to labour, vibrate and over fuel. This leads to excessive:

- rumble and shake
- fuel usage (declining MPG)
- smoke and emissions
- wear and tear on other components (engine mounts, etc.)
- DPF regeneration in Diesel vehicles.
- sluggishness, lag and sticking turbo

What we do

  • Car repairs, servicing and MOTs

  • Engine repairs and servicing

    • Car engine tuning and diagnostic services
    • Engine Cleaning
    • Engine Detox
  • Vehicle inspection services

  • More Services

    • dpf clean
    • carbon clean
    • engine detox
    • engine decoke

Customer reviews

159 reviews
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First class service
Customer Service
Adrian was fantastic, was easy to book, he let me know when he was on his way to me and identified a possible fault that I was unaware of. The car now has better MPG and I am very happy with the work carried out. Would recommend.
The trader replied (on 04/11/2019)
Thanks for the review Malcolm - was a pleasure to meet you and help you with your Peugeot GTI
A must do service
Customer Service
ive had this service done on 2 of my cars now and i cant recommend it enough, simply put if you love your car and want it running at its best then get it done, you wont be disappointed, on both cars its been amazing,and well worth the money. and adrian is a very honest and nice guy and explains every very well and keeps you updated with times and information.
Customer in Nottinghamshire20/10/2019
The trader replied (on 24/10/2019)
Thanks for the review John - great to see you again and always glad to help.
1st clean on my 2012 A5 3lt
Second time using Adrian, absolute professional in his field and knowledge is exceptional. Booked in 3 of my mates cars aswell as my own to be Carbon cleaned. Will only speak for my own, fantastic results from the clean with a smoother engine and better MPG plus with the diagnostics check I now have a code I can go and get sorted which I wasn't aware of.
Lee in Nottinghamshire14/10/2019 (Reviewer did not use service)
The trader replied (on 20/10/2019)
Thanks for the review Lee - great to see you again and help you with your lovely Audi
Carbon clean
Customer Service
Arrived on time, Adrian is a very pleasant guy, got to work straight away explain everything what he was going to and what it would do to help my car and did diagnosis on car to find any faults and if there any. I had 3 faults but nothing serious. He explained what i needed to do to sort them out. Carbon clean has seriously helped my cars tick over and acceleration. Great communication from start to finish, very helpful man would recommend, 5 stars all round, many thanks to Adrian.
Customer in Nottinghamshire14/10/2019
The trader replied (on 20/10/2019)
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Was a pleasure to meet you and help you with your car.
Very helpful, honest & trusted service
Customer Service
I had a DPF warning light coming up, having been already to BMW recently was told that the DPF filter was too blocked & would need replacing £1400. Ouch! So I contacted Adrian from "Engine Carbon Clean East Midlands", who I'd already used before with a similar problem on our other car, where he also performed an engine carbon clean process. Resulted in the car feeling more brighter & responsive. He provided me with both verbal & text advice initially. Which then resulted in his visit. We suspected the DPF to be possibly blocked, but after he completed his full diagnostic interrogation of the cars ECU, discovered that the problem was not the DPF, but 2 of the 4 glow plugs & controller were defective. And without these the DPF cannot regenerate ! This diagnosis was not picked up the BMW dealer which was very surprising. BMW were quite happy to fit a new DPF filter ! Adrian not only saved me the unnecessary cost of a DPF clean that we thought he may have to do (cost £199), but confirmed we also did not need a new DPF filter (cost £1400). But simply needed 2 new glow plugs & a new controller, only charged £40 for his very informative & accurate diagnosis. I have now arranged for this work to be done. I would have no hesitation in recommending Adrian from "Engine Carbon Clean East Midlands" to anyone who has DPF filter issues or carbon build up in their engines. He is very knowledgeable, experienced & most of all honest. And that counts for a lot in this day & age !
Customer in Lincolnshire09/10/2019
The trader replied (on 10/10/2019)
Thanks for the in depth review Frank. Was good to see you again and always a pleasure to help, although unfortunate that we found what we did. Now you can get the issues resolved and hopefully you will be good to go.
Engine Carbon Clean
Customer Service
We had Adrian from Engine Carbon Clean East Midlands - F5ECC around to deep clean the engines on our two cars. He guided me through the procedure and talked me through any faults the cars had /have.. I was very impressed with the service provided and the company carried the work out with ease. Now the cars are running beautiful. They sound like a dream and ticks over first time. Thank you so much. I'll be certainly using the company again when needed and would highly recommend this service.
The trader replied (on 03/10/2019)
Thanks for the review John - great to meet you and help you with your vehicles.
Excellent service, car feels like new.
Customer Service
Had carbon clean done by Adrian on my 57 plate Mondeo 2.0tdci as it failed MOT last year on emissions, managed to scrape through after putting diesel cleaner in tank but didn't want to risk having same again in November when it's due again. Have also had black smoke under acceleration in 1st and 2nd plus car was a bit sluggish. Adrian was very professional and knowledgable, he explained ever part of the process and how everything worked. Carbon clean was done in an hour and I am amazed by the difference, went on a good 100+ mile run on Saturday and the response under acceleration is like having a new car again, the car feels much smoother than it was before. Can't recommend this service enough definitely £99 well spent.
Customer in Nottinghamshire01/10/2019
The trader replied (on 03/10/2019)
Thanks for the review Adrian - was a pleasure meeting you and glad to help you with your Mondeo
Engine Carbon Clean East Midlands
Customer Service
Initial contact was made via Facebook Messenger and starts by just asking some basic questions about your vehicle. Adrian then explains what the service does and how it can help improve the running of your engine. I then made contact over the phone and very quickly Adrian came across knowing his stuff so a booking was made. On the day I received a text to confirm his ETA of 9.20 which was spot on. At the start, Adrian talked me through his equipment, how the process works and how he would do a full diagnostic on the engine first before any work was started. If issues were to be found and needed to be fixed before and work was done, then the fee would just be £40, and a new booking could be made once the issues had been fixed. (At no point did Adrian try and sell any extras.) As work started Adrian showed a video demonstrating how the carbon was being removed in a gentle manner, he also added his background was chemistry (degree level if I remember) Throughout the whole process Adrian encouraged me to remain on-site so he could talk me through the cleanup. From start to finish Adrian was professional, friendly and informative, and I have happily recommended his services to friends and family. He will be coming back to do 2 more cars in my household soon!
Paul 27/09/2019
The trader replied (on 30/09/2019)
Thanks Paul for taking the time to leave a review. Was a pleasure meeting you and helping you with your car.
Great service and great results
Customer Service
Like many people, I wasn't sure about how effective a carbon clean might be and took a while to take the plunge. My car is a 2014 Seat Leon 2.0 TDi 184bhp FR ST (Sports Tourer) with 91,000 miles. I'd never had a diesel with a DPF before and it seemed to regen a lot and I felt the power pick up wasn't as good as it was 30,000 miles ago (18 months worth of driving). Booking in was easy - communication was excellent. When Adrian arrived, it was clear that he wasn't just knowledgeable but also had a real passion for what he does. He explained what he was doing (I had plenty of questions and he answered them all) and he showed me the live diagnostics, which was all very interesting. The carbon clean took place in the background and Adrian was pleased to report that the car was healthy and no issues to report. He showed me my EGR valve response times, injector fuel flows, coolant temp and DPF soot levels and regen trigger point. Test drive - what was instantly noticeable was a quicker, more responsive throttle (something that this is supposed to do in sports mode but had lost its edge) - felt and sounded smoother and as a result it felt like power had been restored. I'll have to wait and see how the MPG and DPF regens get on but the car runs a lot smoother and how it used to be. Overall - very impressed with the communication, the level of service and Adrian's knowledge. Was it worth it? Absolutely. For £99 I got detailed diagnostics, a carbon clean and peace of mind!
Customer in Leicestershire02/09/2019
The trader replied (on 03/09/2019)
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. A real pleasure to meet you (and Dexter) and glad to help you with your Leon.
Simply impressed!
Customer Service
It's not often you find a company with outstanding service. From first contact through to the actual work being done, Adrian's communication was great. I made an initial enquiry on Sunday, and was booked in for the following Tuesday. I have to admit I was a little sceptical on the carbon cleaning process, there is a mixture of reviews on-line from various companies, but most were positive. I also thought that my car (2012 TDI with 91,000 miles and many short trips) would probably have carbon build up and would benefit if it actually worked, plus at £99 it's not too expensive. Adrian arrived on time and after explaining the whole process and running a full diagnosis check on my car he commenced with the clean keeping a close eye on the live diagnosis data. Even at this point he was explaining what was happening. Once the clean was finished Adrian told me to take the car for a quick drive. At first, to be honest, I couldn't hear/feel much difference - however the following weekend I drove a 240 mile round trip to the coast and I'm now convinced the engine is quieter, smoother and more responsive. I also returned a steady 58mpg which I don't think I've ever achieved in the last 3 years of owning the car. Would I recommend? Definitely.
Customer in Leicestershire28/08/2019
The trader replied (on 29/08/2019)
Thanks for the in depth review Des - was a pleasure meeting you and working on getting your Touran nice and efficient again.