|11-20-2013 01:36 PM|
just an update I forgot i deleted that photo bucket account and i no longer have the pics.. I'm sorry everyone. plus i no longer own my focus…
|09-14-2013 12:02 AM|
|amc49||I don't hesitate to take that coating off and never had any corrosion issues ever............been doing it for years on metal TBs. Maybe the cleaner there was suspect, a strong alkali soap would produce that effect and quick. I use acetone and I guarantee the coating is gone almost instantly.|
|09-13-2013 09:39 PM|
|12-13-2012 11:16 PM|
I had finals in college on the 12th yesterday, and between two full time jobs, I don't have much time!
I didn't actually remove it from the vehicle, but I did CLEARLY point out where the x2 8mm screws are at (I called them bolts; Sorry).
I also gave some extra information on what to do next (such as hoisting it up by the cables from the top, and the oil filter).
Here's the video / link:
Enjoy! I SERIOUSLY! Hope this helps someone! I also have videos now on removing/replacing the base shifter plate, PCV valve, EGR valve, IAC valve (above), and others.
|12-01-2012 10:13 PM|
For now: I found a rather good picture from another forum post linked on this forum:
You can clearly see the two bolts (the top one is hidden from view from under the vehicle).
|11-30-2012 04:23 PM|
|11-30-2012 02:20 PM|
|TerryB||My cleaning job didn't do a thing for me. I ended up replacing it, and it's been running fine. I should have just replaced it to begin with because it was no good. You never know until you try cleaning it first.|
|11-30-2012 08:42 AM|
@xecutionr (OP): Thank you VERY much for posting this thread last year! I appreciate it heavily.
My short story:
I have been running through my own preventative maintenance checklist, and the IAC valve was on it.
However: I have never known where the actual IAC valve was on the Zetec engine. Nor what it looked like (exactly).
Thanks to this thread: I now know! And especially thanks to my_beautious_ZX3 for uploading (high-quality!) photographs of it.
I will quite potentially upload a short video demonstrating the removal, and installation of the IAC valve now, and include a short picture tutorial.
But for now: I have only taken before, and after pictures of my own IAC valve (cleaned with Throttle Body cleaner).
Here they are!!
- BEFORE: http://imgur.com/a/wY9G5#0
- AFTER: http://imgur.com/a/gEQ16#0
Thanks again! The idle feels surprisingly different. Not substantially, but definitely noticeable.
|09-24-2012 06:37 PM|
|TerryB||I disconnected the battery again and it won't reset. Goes right to low idle and stalls out if I don't keep my foot in it. It took a few minutes to get going for work this morning. Same thing when I left work. I'm getting a Delphi IACV delivered tomorrow. Exhaust is popping like crazy on decel and the exhaust smells. Not rotten eggs, I have no cat. The exhaust tone has changed also. It had a nice deep tone ( Borla catback ) Now it just sounds ratty.|
|09-23-2012 11:27 AM|
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