Car dies at idle.........

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Sun Jan 12 22:08:20 EST 2003


What's this "extra gulp of gas" stuff?  How would your ECU know that your TB
was gunked up and therefore the engine needs the extra gulp?  Apparently,
you have a serious crankcase breather system problem as the root cause of
your throttle body gunk.


> From: George Sidman <sidman at>
> Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 09:36:41 -0800
> To: 200q20v at
> Subject: Re: Car dies at idle.........
> I chased this problem a few years ago. Turned out it was simply gunk
> built up in the throttle body that would not allow the butterfly to
> close completely. When it went to idle, or when I stepped on the gas,
> an extra gulp of gas would stall the engine. If this is your problem
> you can easily pull the rubber throttle intake tube and swab out the
> throttle body, which I now do on a regular basis.
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