Gonna clean up my throttle body today..gonna grab a can of CRC TB cleaner..what's the best way to clean it?
Could I remove it and clean thoroughly so don't gotta worry Bout blasting the crap into my manifold?Shim the plate open with something that won't score it, then clean by hand. Don't just blast all the crud into your intake manifold... I wrapped a screwdriver with a rag, soaked it with brake cleaner and scrubbed away.
Easy to take off? Just unhook the intake hose and just a few bolts I'd imagine?Taking it off is really the way to go, i did mine a couple weeks ago. Just be careful when doing it and its easy. Once its off, you can wedge the plate open with a piece of soft wood or I just held mine open with my thumb, spray some carb cleaner in there, you will have to use a toothbrush or similiar, just spraying will not work. Spray, scrub, spray scrub, wont take long at all.
Spray it with what ?I've heard from a friend who is an ASE certified mater mechanic that Ford puts a Teflon coating in the throttle body/plenum that if you use cleaner on it will break it down. So if your going to clean it I would take it off the car and spray and scrub it clean.
Yea I cleaned it up, not much of a difference but for my satisfaction there is no black nasty gunk sitting in my TB anymore..took me 5 minutes so why not do it every few months or year ya knowI wouldnt worry to much about the coating, considering the thing is black as tar inside. I did mine because I had just put in a new CAI and wanted a nice clean path.