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Carbon Buildup: What Causes It and How to Prevent It

Carbon buildup is a common issue that can affect the performance and fuel efficiency of your car engine. The buildup occurs when unburned fuel and other byproducts accumulate on the internal engine components. This includes intake valves, a combustion chamber and spark plugs. This buildup can cause issues such as misfires, rough idle, reduced power and increased fuel consumption. Fortunately, there are several methods to remove carbon, ranging from using specialised cleaning products to performing engine decarbonisation. Following, we will explore what carbon buildup is and how to effectively remove it from your car engine to ensure optimal performance and longevity. 1. WHAT CAUSES CARBON BUILDUP IN ENGINE Oil filters are more like kidneys in a human body. They have a series of valves called bypass valves. Fake oil filters often have faulty or inefficient bypass valves and so if the filter becomes clogged or even blocked, the bypass valves which are the alternative pass