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Topic Review (Newest First)
12-18-2012 03:02 AM
amc49 I don't remove TB, simply use an acetone soaked towel and open throttle and clean right where blade stops in bore and then front and rear edges of blade itself. Gets 99% of the job done in 2 minutes and zero cost.
12-18-2012 01:24 AM
iminhell Ya, he's on a roll with them ...
12-17-2012 11:16 PM
sleepyboy Dead thread revival lol
12-17-2012 11:12 PM
4g63T Q tips work well, so does a tooth brush. But ultimately removing the TB is the best way to get the throttle plate clean.
11-27-2012 09:03 PM
xRESSLERxZX3x I used q-tips soak in tb cleaner to get past the throttle plate
08-08-2007 08:51 PM
myFordPerformance.com >> I see you have lived a long time, sir

Please. don't remind me :)
08-08-2007 08:49 PM
drjkel "The screws into the plastic manifold, always a concern. Cross thread them more than once, or go to tight and crack the stock t/b mount and your screwed." - I see you have lived a long time, sir.
08-08-2007 08:46 PM
myFordPerformance.com Can't tell you how many times I had the stock and 65mm t/b on and off and on again and re-used the gasket over and over. You just got to be careful not to tear it.

The screws into the plastic manifold, always a concern. Cross thread them more than once, or go to tight and crack the stock t/b mount and your screwed.
08-08-2007 08:42 PM
Xetchx I know once apon a time when I owned a Honda Accord I took it to a auto shop ( like HI-LO or Jiffy lube) and they had a TB cleaner. was a machine or something they hooked it up to to clean it. Car ran good afterwards.
08-08-2007 08:37 PM
drjkel OK - The answer is it's a gasket not an o-ring. Thank you, Ray. That means no removal without a new gasket on-hand. Stock throttle body by the way. The "sheet metal" screws into only the plastic of the intake manifold make this a higher risk endeavor than one would want.

The rest of the engine is real clean. I see this on the Taurii also. Something about the pressure drop at the throttle plate preferentially deposits crud there.

I have used the Gumout throttle-body cleaner (NOT CARBURETOR CLEANER) with success. *Your results may vary*
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