<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by johne:
<strong>aj... and others thinking about taking their idle actuator off,
At the risk of telling you something very obvious, that you probably know already - but I didn't a week ago....
The 146ti idle actuator is an electric motor geared to act on the throttle valve and is completely sealed unless you choose to open it up. Other systems on other cars use a bypass to the throttle valve with the idle actuator in this bypass line, i.e. the IA has its own valve. As far as I can tell there is no way the 146ti IA should get dirty internally and should not need to be removed unless it is actually broken. I now assume that the advice to remove and clean the IA which I have seen on many websites is for the bypass valve type IA.
If the 146ti IA is sticking/erratic it is probably, as ChrisM said, the main throttle valve that is dirty/sticking.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ok, that is interesting I will try and remember, for when I take it off when I get bored....cheers
Websites are like ********s, everyone has one, and im wary of any bloke trying to direct people into their's