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#686270 - 03/07/07 01:18 PM Re: Throttlebody cleaning *** [Re: logansportage]  
Delarey  Offline
Need a Spot
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 17
Pretoria, South Africa
I have today joined the forum, because I just have to tell you that I have just today cleaned and polished my Sporty's tb and man what a difference <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> I am sure my car will be more economical as well <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Thanks for the posting. Your'e a star <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" /> By the way I live in Pretoria South Africa, and yes we do have cars here!!


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#686271 - 03/07/07 10:33 PM Re: Throttlebody cleaning [Re: Delarey]  
flyboy367  Offline
Mudrunner
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 477
new jersey
wow, i have been called many things but i dont think ever a star <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

glad your up and running.


1995 nissan maxima se, 5spd short throw, aluminum flywheel and crank pully, stage 3 clutch, custom ported top end, full 2.5 exhaust jdm front end

#686272 - 07/06/07 11:01 PM Re: Throttlebody cleaning [Re: Axe Man]  
nuklbuster  Offline
Need a Spot
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 6
I was having the same hesitation and bogg problems, I followed these instructions and changed the plugs....all clear!!! No problems whatsoever. Thanks for the tutorial, this site is awesome! I consider myself a rookie DIY mechanic, and these instructions were perfect. Thanks again. celebrating now with a cold one <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


#686273 - 07/07/07 04:46 AM Re: Throttlebody cleaning [Re: nuklbuster]  
flyboy367  Offline
Mudrunner
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 477
new jersey
glad it helped. look up other threads by me for some more diy performance. or just email me. im out of a kia and back into a "street car" but i still love the damn things.


1995 nissan maxima se, 5spd short throw, aluminum flywheel and crank pully, stage 3 clutch, custom ported top end, full 2.5 exhaust jdm front end

#686274 - 11/26/07 06:49 PM Re: Throttlebody cleaning [Re: flyboy367]  
DSHornet  Offline
Wheeler
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 166
Hoover (Birmingham), AL, USA
I did it, too, and the car runs MUCH better. I'm just not sure how much performance improvement was due to the TB cleaning/mod and how much to the spark plug replacement. But this was a good excuse to buy a Dremel kit. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

The plugs were well worn after about 50K miles, so they needed replacement. The gaps were anywhere from .05 inch to about .06 inch - pretty wide. I looked in the air tube and the TB and ground off any metal that interfered with a smooth transition between the parts (it wasn't much but we want to remove any unwanted turbulence, don't we?). I also smoothed the tube where it flares and goes into the TB.

Let's face it, our engines aren't gonna have a lot of push at lower speeds. But any improvement will help.


Paw-paw Don, y'all
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#686275 - 11/27/07 02:11 PM Re: Throttlebody cleaning [Re: DSHornet]  
Lou  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 360
Chicoutimi,Canada
Quote
..I'm just not sure how much performance improvement was due to the TB cleaning/mod and how much to the spark plug replacement..

Yeah...and is it possible some of the improvement might be subjective too...but anyhow, I like that and since there is no harm doing it, and I already have the dremmel <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/pfft.gif" alt="" />, I promise I'll do it too on my next pass in that area... even if it turns out just for the elegance of the air flow, and take the "before" photo that is missing above.


#686276 - 08/06/08 06:09 PM Black Box? [Re: Axe Man]  
Paul  Offline
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Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 1
Ypsilanti, MI
What is the Black Box you removed from the intake tube?

Thanks

Paul

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Very Nice!

A few observations: If you do soak the throttle body in carb cleaner I would NOT let the TPS get saturated. The carb cleaner could damage it. Also with regards to the TPS: it would be best to cut off the electrical connector and solder the wires directly to the TPS. That connector is notorious for developing contact resistance.

Unless you plan on porting the throttle body like you did I wonder how necessary it really is to remove it completely to give it a good cleaning. I just open the plates and clean them with carb cleaner at every plug change. Seems to work fine.

None the less...very nice pictorial. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> Do you want me to sticky it as a maintenance item?


#686277 - 08/08/08 11:27 PM Re: Black Box? [Re: Paul]  
flyboy367  Offline
Mudrunner
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 477
new jersey
wow its been a while, if you look at the intake manifold it has a tube off the trhottlebody that goes across the motor. in the middle at the rear of the engine is a black box attached to the tube. its an air silencer. it makes the intake quiet. basically it means it interupts the air flow to the throttlebody. take this out and plug the hole and now you have more air to the tb. more air = better performance. the engine is an air pump so when you do a cold ait kit or ram air and the stuff in this writeup its a good idea to upgrade to a 2.25" exhaust.


1995 nissan maxima se, 5spd short throw, aluminum flywheel and crank pully, stage 3 clutch, custom ported top end, full 2.5 exhaust jdm front end

#686278 - 08/09/08 07:22 AM Re: Black Box? [Re: flyboy367]  
Hydra747  Offline
Roll Me Over
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,814
South Texas *
Wow!

Been a long time Don!

How the Hell is turtle?

As far as that black box---just seal it with some plumbing cover with a clamp---and it should be good to go! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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#686279 - 08/09/08 01:17 PM Re: Black Box? [Re: Hydra747]  
flyboy367  Offline
Mudrunner
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 477
new jersey
no idea, havent heard from him since the alledged rollover. just been working mu butt off. spent a few weeks working on new yankee stadium now im doing a highrise in the upper west side of manhatten. sold the camaro and now have a 95 maxima se with a truckload of performance parts ive been adding.


1995 nissan maxima se, 5spd short throw, aluminum flywheel and crank pully, stage 3 clutch, custom ported top end, full 2.5 exhaust jdm front end

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