Cleaning Throttle Body/Plate

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Old 03 Mar 2004, 09:31 am   #1 (permalink)
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It has been a while since I last cleaned the throttle body/plate on my 91
with a V6 and it is starting to idle a bit rough after the car is fully
warmed up. Therefore, I am going to try a cleaning it again. Based on past
experience, my question regards whether one can actually keep the engine
running as recommended in the directions. You have to take the air filter
box and its hose off to get to the TB and that takes quite a bit of time.
Then my car won't start or run when this stuff is disconnected.
Furthermore, it takes me quite a bit of time to put it all back together in
order to get things running and then take the car out and drive it as per
the instructions.

It seems to me that you really need to keep the engine running in order to
move the temporarily-liquefied gunk moving through the system or it will
just goo back up somewhere else.

Any thoughts, tips or suggestions on an improved workflow would be
appreciated.

Thanks,
Doug


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Old 03 Mar 2004, 10:05 am   #2 (permalink)
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As you've discovered, any engine with an air flow sensor between the
air filter and the throttle body won't run when the large diameter
hose connecting the air filter housing to the TB is leaking /
removed. So, the really "right" thing to do here ... and to protect
your O˛ sensor, is to remove the entire TB to the workbench and have
it with an aerosol cleaner.
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In news:KTm1c.17206$yZ1.278@newsread2.news.pas.earthl ink.net,
- <xvvvz@hotmail.com> being of bellicose mind posted:
> It has been a while since I last cleaned the throttle body/plate
> on my 91 with a V6 and it is starting to idle a bit rough after
> the car is fully warmed up. Therefore, I am going to try a
> cleaning it again. Based on past experience, my question regards
> whether one can actually keep the engine running as recommended in
> the directions. You have to take the air filter box and its hose
> off to get to the TB and that takes quite a bit of time. Then my
> car won't start or run when this stuff is disconnected.
> Furthermore, it takes me quite a bit of time to put it all back
> together in order to get things running and then take the car out
> and drive it as per the instructions.
>
> It seems to me that you really need to keep the engine running in
> order to move the temporarily-liquefied gunk moving through the
> system or it will just goo back up somewhere else.
>
> Any thoughts, tips or suggestions on an improved workflow would be
> appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Doug




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Old 03 Mar 2004, 04:19 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"-" <xvvvz@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<KTm1c.17206$yZ1.278@newsread2.news.pas.earth link.net>...
> It has been a while since I last cleaned the throttle body/plate


rag and a toothbrush - engine off
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