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Old 10-26-2006, 12:31 AM   #1
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Wasn't too sure where to exactly place this. Could go under Performance, or 92-99 section, or General or I don't know. But considering the task at hand, I consider this to be detailing.

Ripped off the throttle body tonight. Ughh, dirty!









Sanded the throttle plate. Nice and shiny now...


All cleaned up....I used 1000 grit sandpaper to give it a good smooth surface on the inside. Wish I had a Dremel to POLISH it.






I threw on a coat of clear coat to help protect the throttle plate which looks like brass.


Should be expecting an increase about 30-40 HP with this mod.
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Looks good, this might be my weekend project..how long did it take you to do?
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I would say that Detailing & Appearance, based upon its description, is the cosmetic "can see just from looking at the car" type of cleaning. The 92-99 is for mechanical issues/problems... and performance & brainstorming is more of a "what would happen if ..." type of forum. Based on this, I'd say it belongs in General... oh wait... I can move it...

Okay, moving to General!
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It took me about 2 hours from start to finish. I forgot to take a pic of the back side of the TB. It was friggin nasty. If you leave it dry, most of it will flake off with a dull blade. Then you can use a cleaner to clean it up. I used dish soap after I removed all the sensors. Only trouble I had was putting the plate back in. I think it only goes in one way. Oh well. I just got it re-installed and it fired up no problem. Have to wait till tommorow for the beer to wear off to drive it.

No worries Tracy, I kinda figured it would get moved.
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very nice job. I took apart the throttle body on mine once and it was just such a PITA (this was b4 I joined the club, I didn't have a flippin clue what i was doin) that I didn't want to ever do it again! But it seems easy..who knows might do this myself in the spring...too cold now!
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The most important two things? Getting the IAC passage/seat clean, and the plunger on the valve, and getting that throttle plate back in right.
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Very fun project! Especially when you use a dremel. lol
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Yes it would have been nice to have a Dremel for this project. I plan on getting one soon. Seen some nice package deals at Wally World.
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I did the same thing last weekend, throttle body was disgusting now it can pass as brand new. Great weekend day project.
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Doesn't the TB have a special (teflon?) coating ?
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