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Old December 21st, 2007, 11:27 PM   #1
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What can I use to clean my throttle body? Seafoam?


I want to clean my throttle body but have not idea of what to use or the best option to get this done right?
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seafoam works well, but if you are taking it off to clean thouroughly, i always use stp sythetic throttle body or intake parts cleaner, grime just melts away
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any pictures showing how to clean?
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Old December 21st, 2007, 11:38 PM   #4
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why do you need pics?

it's just a throttle body.

take it off and wipe it clean
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Old December 21st, 2007, 11:47 PM   #5
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why do you need pics?

it's just a throttle body.

take it off and wipe it clean
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don't take off the throttlebody.. take off the air intake tube and have somebody sit in the drivers seat with the throttle held to the floor and spray the inside with carb cleaner
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Old December 21st, 2007, 11:50 PM   #7
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^ you are kidding too right?
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Originally Posted by HMUSN View Post
^ you are kidding too right?
no, i'm not kidding.. i have cleaned the tb on my mustang and the ranger and the difference was noticeable on both of them
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i meant the "holding the throttle to the floor" part.

I understand that it bogs the motor but doing that is sure death for the motor bro.

bouncing off red line= no good lol
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ok maybe i worded it wrong..

MAKE SURE THE CAR IS OFF FIRST

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If you're really worried about it just take it off it's a simple removal. Get some carb cleaner from Autozone, spray it down good, and wipe it clean.
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you only hold the gas pedal to the floor to open the butterfly valve
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Cant you do that by hand behind the plenum?
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Cant you do that by hand behind the plenum?

lol, yes
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bwal isnt smart enough for that! lol
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bwal isnt smart enough for that! lol
wrong.. i just thought it would be easier to tell him to have somebody hold the gas pedal to the floor rather than move the throttle linkage with his hand, since most people know where the gas pedal is, but not everybody knows where the throttle linkage is
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Originally Posted by BWAL09 View Post
don't take off the throttlebody.. take off the air intake tube and have somebody sit in the drivers seat with the throttle held to the floor and spray the inside with carb cleaner
And this type of reply is just why i try not to suggest vague things. Because someone will do exactly what he is saying and then blow the engine up and come back here pissed off.


Now for cleaning the TB the best things to do is get Throttle Body Cleaner NOT carb cleaner and spray it into the throttle body and then wipe it down with a rag. You can also soak the rag with the cleaner and wipe either way works. Most MAF sensor type cars will not run well enough to do the old fashion way you would clean a carb by feathering the throttle while spraying carb cleaner down the carb.

Also many TB's have a Teflon type coating on them which is why you need to use a TB Specific Cleaner as they are meant for TB and are safe.

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Originally Posted by 06GT4RAD View Post
And this type of reply is just why i try not to suggest vague things. Because someone will do exactly what he is saying and then blow the engine up and come back here pissed off.


Now for cleaning the TB the best things to do is get Throttle Body Cleaner NOT carb cleaner and spray it into the throttle body and then wipe it down with a rag. You can also soak the rag with the cleaner and wipe either way works. Most MAF sensor type cars will not run well enough to do the old fashion way you would clean a carb by feathering the throttle while spraying carb cleaner down the carb.

Also many TB's have a Teflon type coating on them which is why you need to use a TB Specific Cleaner as they are meant for TB and are safe.

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i never said to start the car, so common sense should tell you that the car should be off, especially if i say "hold the gas pedal to the floor"

and btw, my bottle of "carb cleaner" says "for use with throttlebodys too" or something along those lines
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+1 thats why i specified intake and tb cleaner. also the stp synthetic is amazing, i even used it to clean my heads when they were off, in the exhaust ports, spray once, let it sit for 10 seconds spray again and everything just ran out
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If you are gonna remove it, I find that good brake cleaner works the best on it.
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