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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old January 9th, 2017, 15:59 Thread Starter
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New Throttle body?

Hello all,

While trouble shooting an air leak around the throttle body, I see the Previous owner used liquid gasket maker when assembling the throttle body (instead of using a gasket).

As I'm hunting a leak in the intake (I am also replacing all the vacuum lines right now as well), I'm wondering can you get a rebuilt or new throttle body?

Or is cleaning up my old one the only option?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old January 9th, 2017, 16:09
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Why would you want to replace the throttle body though if all it needs is a new gasket which sells for dirt cheap?
Im confusious
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old January 10th, 2017, 11:46 Thread Starter
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The previous owner got carried away, which included spray painting INSIDE the throttle body, so its needs a good cleaning. Figured if a rebuild was not to expensive, I would do it now.

I found a company called autoline who will rebuild the throttle body.

Autoline Products Ltd. (Remanufacturers & Distributors of Quality Automotive Products)

I'll let you guys know how it goes.
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I have a few spares laying around in various states of disrepair if you want one. Not sure if they SC TB is different.
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...I found a company called autoline who will rebuild the throttle body.
A rebuild would not normally involve removing paint. I suggest that you make sure that this company knows what you have before you make a deal with them. At any rate, you may have made a case for replacement.
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Try soaking it in some brake fluid. It makes a good paint stripper.
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Thanks for the advice Gents

The company doing it is super professional,

First they disassemble the Throttle body, then dip it in a special cleaner to remove all the residue/build up.

Then they clean and inspect all the passageways, ended with a vaccume test to make sure there are no leaks in any of the passages, etc.

I will send you guys a before an after pic once its done.

I'm not sure how much $, but I'm hoping no more than $125CDN ($100USD)
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Thanks for the advice Gents

The company doing it is super professional,

First they disassemble the Throttle body, then dip it in a special cleaner to remove all the residue/build up.

Then they clean and inspect all the passageways, ended with a vaccume test to make sure there are no leaks in any of the passages, etc.

I will send you guys a before an after pic once its done.

I'm not sure how much $, but I'm hoping no more than $125CDN ($100USD)

Or just take some of the previous advice and spend $5 on some brake cleaner and hose that throttle body down. There's no reason to send out parts for a rebuild when you don't know that it's broken...

Just clean off the paint and the silicone gasket maker, use a new oem gasket and then see if you have any issues.
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Double Ditto.......me thinks you like throwing GOOD money at very simple problems/issues thinking that "money" fixes it. Off the shelf cleaners at your autostore and q-tips etc, plus good eyesight are all you need. I damn guarantee you that is EXACTLY what your high dollar "out-sourcers" are using/doing. Git-er-done.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old January 17th, 2017, 12:43 Thread Starter
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Agreed

I'm gonna dissemble it, and soak it in some carb cleaner.

i'll send you pics once its all cleaned up

Thanks for the advice guys
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