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    I finally cleaned my throttle body (96,105 miles !!) thanks to
    this site. I've included some pictures of it. This post will
    be pics of before and the next will be pics of after. Enjoy.

    John
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    Here are the after pics. There are more pics in my members
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    wow nice job! on the throttle body.
    ;-)
    is it neccessary to take it off?

    when i changed my K&N cai to the VOLANT cai,
    mine looked almost as clean, so i didn't clean it up.

    how often do you need to clean it? every? 1000 mile's.
    &
    where is the mass air flow sensor?

    any idea on what the dealership's get to clean them both?

    i have been in alot of auto part's store's, & never seen your can's.
    maybe i haven't looked in the right place.
    auto zone, bennete, discount auto, walmart,pep boy's ?
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    Nice post and pictures.

    Removal is not necessary, but it made the pictures much more dramatic.

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    Very nice job! I'll be doing the same thing tomorrow but with the 3M kit.
    2000 Toyota Tundra SR5: True dual Flowmaster 40's w/ 2.5" pipes and 3rd cat delete out of 3" stainless tips...Other than that it's all original 186k and still Truckin!

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    Really nice job on the whole deal. Great before and after pictures and points to you for taking it off for the cleaning. I have cleaned mine several times (I try to clean it a minimum of every other oil change about 100 or so miles before changing the oil) but have never taken the Throttle Body off.

    Nice job on the cleaning.
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    Correct, removing is not necessary, however I don't know
    whether or not you'd be able to get into every nook and
    cranny as I did with the toothbrush. I thought there was
    a tutorial somewhere on how to do it without removing it.
    That was my main reason for doing it that way.

    The other way (I thought I saw a tutorial here on how to
    do it) is to spray into the throttle body and running the
    engine and doing that several times to get a good job out
    of it. The only problem with this is the fluid is getting
    sucked into the engine, which isn't really a big deal but I
    believe it's suggested that you change your oil within
    about 250 miles after doing so.

    I coordinated the throttle body cleaning with an oil change
    I'll be doing next week, so for me either way wouldn't be a
    problem.

    This was the first one I did on my Tundra (96,105 miles). I've
    heard people doing it once a year and others doing it every
    so many thousand miles. There doesn't seem to be a set standard.

    The dealership would probably charge a couple hundred bucks.
    Mine cost under $35. $22 for the Toyota gasket and probably
    another ten for the throttle body cleaner and MAF sensor cleaner.
    I bought these at AutoZone (except the gasket). Just make sure
    whichever one you get is safe for O2 sensors, etc. The Valvoline
    one I got is.

    The MAF sensor is located on top of the air filter box. It has
    an electrical connector going into it and it is held in by two
    screws. At least that's where it is on my 2002.

    As usual, a dose of anti-seize on threads and I'm back in business.

    John
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    thankyou!
    i have removed both a few times to. when i changed my air intakes.
    i try to learning something new everyday, thankyou!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerryman71 View Post
    I finally cleaned my throttle body (96,105 miles !!) thanks to
    this site. I've included some pictures of it. This post will
    be pics of before and the next will be pics of after. Enjoy.

    John
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    Default Re: Throttle Body Cleaning Pics

    well done kerryman! I just cleaned mine before the last oil change, but I did not take mine off like you did.

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    Thanks for all the comments and any points that may have
    been thrown my way. I've benefitted from this site tremendously
    since joining a short time ago. I believe in giving back any way
    I can. If anyone has any questions about the process feel free
    to PM me.

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    Did anything become benifitied with cleaning this?
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    Well, I havent' had time to drive much since doing
    it, but what driving I did I noticed the RPMs were
    a little lower and it idled better/smoother.

    John
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin18 View Post
    Did anything become benifitied with cleaning this?
    Aside from smoother RPMS at idle and smoother revving he should see a small improvement in fuel economy as well. Judging on how filthy the before pictures were I would not be surprised if Kerryman sees a mile per gallon improvement on the highway.

    Throttle Body cleaning is the cheapest, fastest, and most effective way to regain MPG's when they have gone down over time. In my (humble) opinion Throttle Body cleaning should be as much of regular maintenance as oil changes Tundra Fuel Economy: Cleaning the MAF and Throttle Body
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    I cleaned my throttle body for the first time not too long ago, about 2000 miles ago. Purchased the truck from my dad (he was original owner) with 158,000 miles and he NEVER cleaned the throttle body. Since I cleaned it, and man was it dirty, I have noticed lower rpms at idle and improved mpg's. MPG's improved by about half a mile per gallon, I did not see 1 mpg improvement but at least it was something. If you want to see pics of my before and after on a throttle body that wasn't touched in 158,000 miles check out this link to a previous thread and scroll down to my post on it with the pictures. You know, it was dirty, but considering over 158,000 miles doesn't look too bad.
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