How do you guys go about it? I've got throttle body cleaner and a micro fibre rag to wipe gunk off after i spray it so my engine doesn't eat. I can't quite reach in far enough to get all of it without some type of stick like device though.
Clarification: Throttle body cleaner is closer to brake cleaner than carb cleaner. Carb cleaner is harsher and can affect paint. Brake cleaner dries without leaving residue.
DO NOT CLEAN the throttle body by spraying it down with cleaner -- you can mess up the micro switches and have to replace it. Best to take the TB off the engine -- if you are careful you will not have to replace any seals/gaskets. Only spray enough cleaner into the bore to wet the oily material/residue and then wipe it off with a clean lint-free cloth.
had the same issue after cleaning my TB. high idle (1600 rpm's) and had to go to the dealership to get my PCM diagnosed and reprogrammed ($21. I would recommend cleaning the TB with the engine off and simply leaving the TB in place and wiping with a "cleaner" soaked rag. Not sure why the PCM does that or why it cant recalibrate for any changes in the system, but i tried unhooking the battery, and a multitude of other suggestions from online forums without success. hopefully the reflash updated my PCM's ability to relearn in the future. its crazy that simple basic maintenance can cause all that. im now afraid to oil even my door hinges!! : )
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