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Engine carbon deposits have been around for more than 100 years. They start out as fresh oil and gasoline. The engine uses heat, compression and combustion to turn most of the fuel into power. But, during some combustion events, a droplet of fuel or oil is transformed into a substance that can become a carbon deposit. This typically happens when there are conditions that are outside of the normal operating conditions.
Oil is made of carbon atoms. The oil in the crankcase is a highly refined carbon-based substance that is found in long chains with strong bonds that are typically uniform in size and shape. They work well together to lubricate the engine and protect the bearings, as they are engineered to withstand extreme temperatures.
Conventional oil that has high volatility will cause more vapors and make carbon deposits worse. Synthetic oil with low volatility can reduce vapors and prevent carbon from forming on the valves. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.
There are several fixes available to solve carbon buildup problems. The first is preventive maintenance. Scheduled oil changes can keep the camshaft actuators working in optimal condition to control the exposure of the intake valves.