re. carb cleaner vs. air intake cleaner/throttle body cleaner
DavidB01 at comcast.net
Sun Jul 27 22:02:36 EDT 2003
Do you mean something like WD-40? Wouldn't an oil spray product harm those
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Subject: re. carb cleaner vs. air intake cleaner/throttle body cleaner
Yes, common mistake if you will (BTDT). Carb cleaner is an excellent
cleaner, but does not provide any lubrication. Throttle body cleaner
lubricates as well.
I have cleaned throttle bodies with carb cleaner and no negative
effects, but since I know better, will be using throttle body cleaner
(at least on the last pass) to clean the throttle body.
The ISV on the other hand will be trashed by carb cleaner. Throttle
body cleaner is surly a better bet.
I have also found a good spray oil can be effectve for getting out
some gunk yet not trash the rubber seals.
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From: "David Brill" <DavidB01 at comcast.net>
To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Subject: carb cleaner vs. air intake cleaner
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 11:55:30 -0700
Wanting to clean the ISV, I bought _carb + choke cleaner_, but following
appears on back of can - =93not recommended for fuel injected vehicles,
use_air intake + throttle body cleaner_ instead=94; (brand G**out, if
it makes a diff). For this purpose, does it really matter?
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