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Throttle body cleaning
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post Mar 16 2005, 03:25 PM
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Here is the maintenence procedure for cleaning the throttle body. After a few thousand miles, the throttle body tends to start having carbon deposits that can lead to rough idle, loss of power and on the earlier cable models, binding of the gas pedal.
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post Mar 17 2005, 07:03 AM
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Interesting. Just curious, I just bought a bottle of Valvoline Carb cleaner for my bike, will this work the same as Throttle body cleaner or are they different?

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post Mar 17 2005, 07:22 AM
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I wouldn't use the carb cleaner unless you spray it on a cloth and use it to wipe down the throttle plate. Of course, before you use it, check to make sure it is oxygen sensor safe. I'm not sure of the formulation on carb cleaner vs. throttle body cleaner.


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post Mar 17 2005, 07:34 AM
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Ok, I checked with the Valvoline products guide. If you got the SYNPower in the tan/blue can, it should be fine to use. It is a carb/choke/throttle body spray. Hope that helps.


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post Mar 17 2005, 07:49 AM
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Cool thanks for checking. And that is the exact product I have.

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post Mar 23 2005, 10:57 AM
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Thanks for the PDF, I will clean my throttle body this weekend!
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post Mar 30 2005, 05:17 PM
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I just bought an '01 LT Tahoe w/44k and on our 3rd and final test drive it stalled a few times. I decided to go ahead and get it since it was otherwise like new before having read the posts on here regarding the throttle body clean up. Needless to say I was relieved to read the posts here that night that I decided to buy it. I cleaned the throttle body last night as soon as I got it home and it idles perfect now! (about 600 rpm) It ran awesome today on my 50 mile commute.

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post Mar 30 2005, 06:17 PM
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Welcome to the forum, HyperHat. Glad it helped. Happy driving with the "new" '01. smile.gif


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post Nov 7 2005, 10:00 PM
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idling at a steady 450rpm:) took it in, GM couldn't find anythign wrong wit it. asked what I did to get it to idle so low. I honestly have no idea. aside for making a custom intake and exhaust for it and a few other things. I can't get it to idle any more than 450 or below. even did the 1000 dollar tune up. lol, they couldnt' figure out how i did it. I wish I knew...cuz my gas mileage rocks...20mph gallon:)
I managed to pull it down to 13 miles a gallon at wot for 110 mph at the govener though. i even tried cleaning the throttle body more. It was actually at 400 before I cleaned it. now its at 450, well I guess thats good enoguh for me. haha


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post Nov 12 2005, 07:33 PM
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Does the seafoam NEED to go into the two places you describe? What would happen if slowly introduced into the throttle body while the engine is running? Better cleaning? not recommended?? blink.gif


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post Nov 15 2005, 12:33 AM
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Can I safely use Berryman B-12 Chemtool air intake cleaner to clean the throttle body? Anyone familiar with this product?


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post Nov 20 2005, 06:40 PM
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Did it again today, worked like a charm..

has anyone used Seafoam in the gas tank?


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post Nov 20 2005, 09:03 PM
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Dang, how often do you have to do this? Is it pretty much like a change oil thing, once every 3000 mi? I don't notice any rough idle, should I do it anyway?


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post Nov 20 2005, 09:18 PM
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noooope, you have to do it at least once every 3000mi or when you have some rough idle problem but no more because all the chemical cleaners can damage the rubbers of the fuel system and the rubbers of the valve train, don t do it if is not necesary
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post Nov 20 2005, 09:23 PM
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How can it damage the 'rubbers of the fuel system' if it's petroleum based??? blink.gif

Petroleum and naptha. Petroleum=oil, naptha=zippo fluid!


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post Nov 20 2005, 09:36 PM
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all cleaners has a component to dissolve the grease and that s that can damage the rubbers if you use it fequently
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post Nov 20 2005, 09:40 PM
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I probably wouldn't do it more than twice a year, if not just once!


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post Jan 18 2006, 02:43 PM
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I get awful gas mileage in day to day use, something like 12, I have an 02' with the 5.3 liter. what can i do to better this. It has had regular maintinance and now has 73000 miles on it. will cleaning it make a difference?


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post Jan 18 2006, 02:52 PM
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Seafoam along with the full tune up treatment of plugs, wires, fule filter, etc., should provide a tremendous improvement.


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post May 11 2006, 08:39 PM
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The burb has 73k and the accelerator pedal had started sticking and seemed to be a little slugish.
Cleaned the TB (which was extremely dirty) and both problems have vanished.
Did the Seafoam top end cleaning and didn't get too much white smoke but feel it is now clean.
New plugs and wires (Thundervolts) this weekend.
BTW any reason why the enginge cover has to be removed? I had a stripped bolt on one and did the TB cleaning without removal and all seemed to go well or did I screw something up?

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