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Old 01-26-2013, 01:32 AM   #19881
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Yeah, I cleaned it about 3-4 weeks back and it helped significantly. This feels different. I've also noticed an uneven idle as it is warming up, a kind of fast surging. I will also be changing the fuel filter, as I have no idea when or if it has ever been changed. What I really need is a tune, but that's just not in my budget, yet.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:34 AM   #19882
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That could help.

If it is surging at idle ... have you checked for any vacuum leaks. I will say one time I couldn't find my vacuum leak and it was doing that. And Paul put his finger over a spot and voila, my surging stopped. Lol. It was just a single tube that came off too ... thankfully.

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:34 AM   #19883
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I would also suggest a fuel injector cleaning. Some solution from the Auto Store will suffice.

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:39 AM   #19884
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Also not a bad idea. I wouldn't even know where to start looking for a vacuum leak, but that would make sense. My Z did the same thing and I know there were several vacuum leaks on that old beast, lol. Seafoam will be applied tomorrow. That should piss my neighbors off, hehehe
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:45 AM   #19885
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haha ... yeah.

Just don't do it too much or too often. Just once would do really. Too much can be damaging also. Since it is essentially eating away at the dirt and grime. But that doesn't mean it won't turn to your engine once it finds a good amount of dirt grime.

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:52 AM   #19886
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Very true. I suppose I should wait til after the seafoam to change the fuel filter, huh?
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:54 AM   #19887
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well, if you are not seafoaming at the fuel tank, then you should be fine.

There have been a few people who have just got the one that sprays through the intake.

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:01 AM   #19888
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Well, I figured if I'm gonna clean the fuel system I may as well clean the whole thing, from every angle. A capful through the fuel rail, and half the can in 1/2 tank of gas. I did that to my old spi and it really brought it back to life, what little life an spi has, anyhow.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:29 AM   #19889
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Take the IAC off and clean it, if it still does it then your probably need to replace it. The TB cleaner helped because it also gets to the IAC through the little hole on the side of the TB. I found a seafoaming kit at the store that came with a little hose and elbow so you can fog the car, was pretty neat and worked, but I still have a problem so I need to take mine off and physically clean it. You should probably do that as well.
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