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So your dealership was going to charge $265.00 and they knew what the problem was. My dealership did not even know the answer to my problem. But good to know I saved that money. God bless this website.
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Yes, the dealership said they thought I needed to clean the valve ports or some such stuff, it sounded like "blah, blah, blah" after they said $265.

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Guys, I'm SUPREMELY Happy I could help out!! I was worried that when I wrote this, that no one would find it useful. Every once in a while I have a good idea, the rest of the time, forget it.. LOL

One more thing worth noting guys.. It might be a good idea to change out your fuel filter along with this. When I did my cleaning, I changed mine, and you would not BELIEVE the filth that I dumped out of it. (It was DARK brown, almost like MUD!! Remember, I have a ZQ8 and it NEVER goes off road.)

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Speaking of fuel filters.....I tried to change mine but I couldn't get the lines off. I pushed on the gray buttons but they wouldn't release. I don't know if I'm not pushing hard enough or what? I'm having a hard time getting a grip on them laying on my back. I drove my truck on a couple of bricks and it gives me enough room to get underneath. Any suggestions?

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Gently use a pair of needle-nosed pliers.

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Use the pliers to squeeze the buttons? I thought about that, but at the same time I also thought about slipping and creating a spark!!!!

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No you'll be OK. When you push on the clips, you'll need to pull kinda hard on the lines to get em off. They're on there pretty good. Just beware you don't break those clips or the coupling!!

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Thank you. I can see the need for two things, one is a special tool to squeeze the buttons, and the other is a way to remove the filter from the holder for ease of replacement.

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I just use my fingers for both. To remove the filter just lift the little tab on the driver side and pull the filter out. No special tools should be needed at all.

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cleaned tb. thanks for info !!! :D

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Thank you. I can see the need for two things, one is a special tool to squeeze the buttons, and the other is a way to remove the filter from the holder for ease of replacement.
Actually changing the filter was pretty easy and didn't require any tools at all. The clip on the fuel line pushes to one side, NOT together to release. It's like the clip that holds the fuel line to the TB. Once disconnected, the filter slides out of the holder. You may want to put something down to catch the gas that will come out of the filter and lines.

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Actually changing the filter was pretty easy......
I've got some red knuckles that beg to differ. :)

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Just cleaned the throttle body, and man did it need it after 34K!

Idle smoothed out alot I noticed right off the bad. Maybe next time I'll do the full top end, but didn't have any Seafoam.

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Re: HOW TO: TB (Throttle Body) Cleaning (WITH PICS!!!)

Man after seeing that throttle body, I gotta wonder what sort of internal damage the K&N is doing to these engines. I have 40,000miles on my 3.5L and it looked a lot like your finished product without having been cleaned. I will never use anything other than a dry air filter on any of my vehicles. The small amount of particles that pass a dry filter are far less then the amount of dirty filter oil that gets sucked through. K&N may look and sound good but other than that it's a complete money waster.

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Re: HOW TO: TB (Throttle Body) Cleaning (WITH PICS!!!)

Here we go again K&N verses dry filter. Let the games begin!!
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Re: HOW TO: TB (Throttle Body) Cleaning (WITH PICS!!!)

Not in MY thread you don't!!! There's a ton of other threads dedicated to dry vs. oiled filters. Don't ruin my hard work by jacking this thread up! Take the squabble elsewhere, please!



Maybe I should ask to have this thing locked.

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Re: HOW TO: TB (Throttle Body) Cleaning (WITH PICS!!!)

Won't debate it will just say, if you have a K&N be sure to do this procedure every 20K and if you don't, then do it every 80K if you're bored and want to tinker How's that? nudge

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Re: HOW TO: TB (Throttle Body) Cleaning (WITH PICS!!!)

I really need to clean mine I know its bad I almost got 40k on mine now.

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Re: HOW TO: TB (Throttle Body) Cleaning (WITH PICS!!!)

Is anyone cleaning the intake from the filter to the throttle body? If the TB looks like some of the pictures, I imagine the whole tube is just as dirty.

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Re: HOW TO: TB (Throttle Body) Cleaning (WITH PICS!!!)

kinda curious to if this is my problem. mine's an 04 with 22,300 miles on it(mileage was babied frst couple of years) and now when i go to give it a slight rev, it's like it skips, but when i revv it to a high RPM, it's like it's got a bad throttle response. do you(guy who made this thread) think this is a problem with the throttle body being dirty and stickin????

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