Blasting engine blocks is a service that can be provided by a soda blaster. Soda blasters employ a pressurized stream of carbon dioxide to remove the dirt from engine blocks. In addition, engine soda blasting services provide engine parts with corrosion resistance from harmful rust. Engines are made from many different metals and alloys which have their own strengths and weaknesses. There are many benefits to engine soda blasting services including clean engines; corrosion resistance; reduced engine friction; reduced engine noise; reduced energy costs; reduced engine wear and tear; and easier to identify problems when they occur in the future. At Dave’s Auto Center in Centerville, Utah, we can provide our valued customers with high-quality engine soda blasting services that can yield numerous benefits. In this article, we share some information about a few of those benefits.
A clean engine.
Cleaning the engine involves removing dirt, oil, grease, and other contaminants that have accumulated over time. After a while, these residues collect into a grimy film that starts to break down engine surfaces and corrode metal components. If left unattended, this corrosion will obstruct important engine elements such as fuel tubes and sensors. This will eventually cause the engine to run inefficiently resulting in reduced performance until it finally stops working altogether. Engine soda blasting services use carbon dioxide instead of sand or glass beads which are hard on engine surfaces and result in the need for replacement parts sooner than necessary. In addition, cleaning the engine with a soda blast removes harmful rust from the engine surfaces that can cause damage to the metal. The carbon dioxide gets into the engine’s nooks and crannies removing all traces of rust and corrosion which results in a more efficient engine. A clean engine is a healthy engine.
Engine soda blasting services provide engine parts with corrosion resistance which is critical for engine performance and longevity. All engine components are made from different metals, alloys, and materials such as aluminum, steel, iron, copper, lead, silver, and zinc. Each type of metal or alloy has its own strength and weaknesses. For engine soda blasting services to be effective against engine rusting and corrosion on engine surfaces, the oil must be removed because oil inhibits the cleaning process by trapping particles in it that otherwise would have been cleaned away. When you clean your engine at Dave’s Auto Center in Centerville, Utah, carbon dioxide can effectively remove harmful rust without damaging engine parts, which results in an overall better performing engine with increased life expectancy.
Reduced engine friction.
Engine soda blasting services reduce engine friction because engine surfaces are smoother after blasting and oil is removed. Reduced engine friction reduces engine wear and tear which results in longer engine life. Engine soda blasting services provide engine parts with a protective coating that also enhances engine performance as well as increases the vehicle’s horsepower, fuel economy, and torque.
Reduced engine noise.
Engine soda blasting services reduce engine noise because carbon dioxide can remove harmful rust from the engine block which causes noisiness when it deteriorates metal surfaces during the operation of the car. A cleaner engine will also allow your engine to operate more smoothly resulting in reduced engine noise. When other types of sand or glass bead media are used for cleaning, they cause damage to the surface of an engine making it noisy and inefficient since metal is no longer in close contact with engine surfaces. When engine parts are damaged in this way, they can cause engine misfires and “rattles” in an engine block which will result in decreased engine performance and noise.
Easy to identify problems when they occur in the future.
Dave’s Auto Center provides engine soda blasting services that clean engine components thoroughly so that you can spot any potential problems when they arise. In the past, engine component manufacturers recommended regular steam cleaning for engine servicing, which worked just fine at removing dirt from engine components but did not remove oil residue from the engine’s parts, which was often a source of rusting and corrosion on surfaces where metal comes into contact with other metal or alloy surfaces. Engine soda blasting services provide a clean engine that allows for the opportunity to see any engine problems as they arise. This helps these issues get addressed immediately and not cause engine damage or engine failure that could result in engine repair costs.
Easier engine removal.
Engine soda blasting services provide engine parts with a protective coating that enables engine components to be more easily removed while performing engine repairs or engine replacements. Cleaning engine parts at Dave’s Auto Center provides the ability to do preventive maintenance while you are working on your engine so that you can see potential problems before they occur, thus saving you time and money in the future. Additionally, engine soda blasting services make it easier for engine parts to come out when replacing pistons, rings, valves, bearings, gears, crankshafts, cylinder blocks, flywheels, head gaskets, or other engine components.
Dave’s Auto Center provides engine soda blasting services at very affordable prices that clean engines thoroughly without damaging them. When engine soda blasting services are combined with engine steam cleaning for engine servicing, it provides engine components with the protection necessary to maintain engine performance. We provide engine soda blasting services on many different engine types, regardless of the make or model. To learn more about engine soda blasting services and how they can benefit you and your engine, we encourage you to get in touch with our team at Dave’s Auto Center in Centerville, Utah.