Loving the GT 3.2 V6
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Oct 2002
Re: Fuel Consumption up
The throttle body is easy to clean out, you just need to take the intake pipe between the airbox and thhrottle body off. Only thing I would watch out for is that if your car has the later type of idle actuator, do not disconnect or eemove this. It's a small stepper motor on the rear sid eof the throttle body and controls the throttle butterfly to ensure a stable idle. When I disconnected mine ('99 2.0TS) the engine then ticked over at 2500rpm. Had to have the ECU reset.
It made a huge difference when I cleaned mine out, all the hesitancy and jerkiness went.
BTW, I get 300-330 on a tank of fuel (Optimax normally).