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Old 06-17-2003, 03:58 AM   #11
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Those sound like thorough instructions. I'm always nervous of spraying anything in my engine. But it sounds like it worked for you. Why are some people saying not to use carb cleaner, and some others say to use it?
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DONT use carb cleaner very bad you dont have a carb you have a throttle body so use throttle body cleaner, all you do is take off the intake tube, turn on your car,spray it into your throttle body, itll wanna stall out so your gonna have to give it some gas (i usually rev it to about 1500 when i do it. no need to disconnect your sensors you wanna clean those to, after everthing is nice and clean tke it for a drive. this is a very good way to keep it clean i do mine every oil change, but taking it off to do a good cleaning would be a good idea. but i wouldn't use carb cleaner that stuff is much harsher than tb cleaner and is not made for sensitive sensors
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DONT use carb cleaner very bad you dont have a carb you have a throttle body so use throttle body cleaner, all you do is take off the intake tube, turn on your car,spray it into your throttle body, itll wanna stall out so your gonna have to give it some gas (i usually rev it to about 1500 when i do it. no need to disconnect your sensors you wanna clean those to, after everthing is nice and clean tke it for a drive. this is a very good way to keep it clean i do mine every oil change, but taking it off to do a good cleaning would be a good idea. but i wouldn't use carb cleaner that stuff is much harsher than tb cleaner and is not made for sensitive sensors
that is why I remove all the sensors. I wouldn't be spraying anything in my intake though without removing the sensors.. they are much too sensitive. The stuff I bought is actually carb/intake cleaner. It isn't all out carbuerator cleaner, it was made for a variety of things.
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Those sound like thorough instructions. I'm always nervous of spraying anything in my engine. But it sounds like it worked for you. Why are some people saying not to use carb cleaner, and some others say to use it?
some say not to use the carb cleaner because it will destroy any sensors it comes into contact with. But if you remove all the sensors and clean it correctly you have nothing to worry about..
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I'd still rather take it off and clean it, if it'* not too labor intensive to do.

Any TB cleaner at a store works?
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I was gonna say, carb cleaner would damage sensors. But since when does TB cleaner not a damage the sensors? My understanding is that spraying almost anything over the MAF sensor is bad, espectially my nitrous.

Hence the need to clean.
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I used STP TB cleaner today, worked like a charm. Later next month I'll take the entire TB apart and replace the gasket, but this helped enough to raise my eyebrow. Little better response and power at low speeds.
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