Thanks guys for the replies. The YouTube video I referenced said something about a coating on the throttle body. They must have meant another brand of car.
All is good (mostly). I finished the intake gasket replacement last week, including the cleaning of the throttle body with the carb cleaner. When I took the car for a test drive it ran so smooth and quiet, every light I found myself looking down at the gages to make sure the car was still running. it hasn't isled that smooth and quiet since I drove it off the lot 13 years ago.
I am watching the oil pressure. The gage seems to be fluctuating a lot more than normal. I just did the first 100 mile oil change yesterday to flush out any remaining moisture from the gasket failure. I switched from the cheap store brand oil to a name brand to see if that has any impact on the gage. If the problem continues I'll start another thread.
also trying to track down a tapping noise that developed. kind of like a lifter tap. Not sure yet what it is. I believe it is coming from area near the alternator. I hear it mostly when I first start the car, goes away completely after a few minutes, till the car is started again. it goes away quickly (10 to 20 seconds) if the car is started while still warm. May turn into another thread subject if I can't figure it out.