Frequently Asked Questions

Will Revive fix my car?

Providing the issue is soot/carbon deposit related, then Revive has a very good reputation of helping resolve the issue. It is important that the correct diagnosis is made; ruling out other components, such as split actuator diaphragms, leaking vacuum pipes and ensuring the issue is not a mechanical seizure, rather than a removable restriction.


Will Revive clean the EGR Valve?

It depends on where the EGR Valve is located in the system; it also depends on whether it is open, as Revive needs to pass by the component to be effective. If the EGR is totally clogged with carbon, then it needs to be removed and cleaned manually with an aggressive solvent based cleaner or ultrasonically. 


How does it work?

Revive is a Non-Ionic Surfactant and when applied at velocity through the combustion process, removes surface layers of soot and carbon deposits in tiny particles, which are no larger than the soot particles the engine naturally generates.


Will the treatment process block my DPF?

It is important to understand that, whilst there is a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) in the Engine Control Unit (ECU), other than DPF related codes, the strategy of the ECU will abort any attempt to naturally regenerate the DPF until that the cause has been rectified, such as Turbo Overboost / Underboost conditions. During this period, if ignored, the Pressure Differential Sensor will detect an increase in soot content and this will continue to rise if driven and will trigger a DTC relating to DPF blockage even before a Revive treatment. When treating your vehicle, Revive will remove soot and carbon deposits from internal components, so it is inevitable that the removed particles will add to the soot levels in the DPF. Once the DTC’s have been cleared, he Engine ECU will then reinitialise the regeneration process, lowering the soot levels and this explains why customers believe that Revive has cleaned the DPF.


Will it cause 'Hydrolock'?

If applied as per instructions, then there is no chance of Hydrolock because the treatment process is calculated to administer the fluid through the combustion process in measured quantities over a specific period of time and at specific RPM ranges.


Why does the engine have to be cold?

Due to Revive being Aqueous based, it is inevitable that a percentage of the fluid will evaporate, due to the extreme temperatures if the treatment is carried out on a hot engine. So treating a cold engine maximises the effectiveness of the 750ml bottle.


What if my engine had 2 Turbo's?

The application rate and treatment dose can be understood by using our ‘Treatment Calculator’ on our website. It depends on the Cubic Capacity of the engine, the Red Line limit and whether it is fitted with single/twin Turbochargers and inlet configuration.


It made a big difference but it's not perfect.

If an engine is particularly dirty, then a second treatment is beneficial. If the second treatment is carried out soon after the first, we would recommend an oil change after both. We would also recommend to scan and clear any fault codes.


Can I treat my own engine or do I have to take it to a Garage/Workshop?

Revive was formulated as a low cost solution to a global problem and was intended to be used by Trade Professionals. Although the treatment process is very simplistic, diagnosis of the problem or issue isn’t so simple. Once accurately diagnosed and treated, it is quite likely that fault or trouble codes are generated because of the process and diagnostic equipment will be required to clear them.


How can the fluid still be effective after combustion?

Unlike flammable propellants, which combust and are spent by the time they reach the hot side of the turbo (turbine), Revive’s patented non combustible formula, survives the burn process and the ingredients are still active passing through the exhaust valves and turbocharger, ensuring an effective clean of the variable vane mechanism.


Will Revive clean the intake side of the engine (inlet manifold, intercooler etc.)?

Revive will start cleaning as soon as it enters the air intake pipe. It will clean the oily deposits generated by the crankcase ventilation system from the throttle body to the inlet valves. Revive will clean the surface area that it passes, including, inlet manifolds, swirl flaps and intercooler. However, we have all seen inlet manifolds that are so badly clogged up; you have to ‘spoon’ the carbon out, in these cases, removing the inlet manifold and manually cleaning it, is the only option.


Will Revive clean Inlet Valves of Direct Injection Petrol or Gasoline engines?

Because fuel is injected directly into the combustion chamber, Direct Injection Petrol or Gasoline engines suffer from carbon deposit build-up on the back of the inlet valves, due to no ‘fuel backwash’ through the inlet stem. These deposits restrict the air path, causing the engine to run rich. Due to Revive being administered through the inlet tract, the fluid passes through the inlet valves, cleaning them on its way passed. So the answer is yes, it does!