Tin worm attack ...
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piedthepiper: you ask several questions in your recent posts:
1) cleaning the throttle. It's best to do this OFF the car and with the throttle body stripped of all add-ons ie electronic actuators, etc. The reason is the gearing in the actuators is plastic and forcing the throttle butterfly open even as gently as you can could strip the teeth ... I've only played with my TS throttle but found I upset a lot less doing it this way than on the car. Also as mine is a throttle cable, attaching the cable before placing it back on the intake meant I didn't have to pull the butterfly open. IN fact I attach the throttle cable first, then the actuator as it's that last part that is suspectable to damage. I found I could hold the throttle with one finger holding the butterfly tight shut while reattaching it to the intake.
Use a good quality carb cleaner and run it through several times from front and back. Clean off any residue that's left although the cleaner should do this.
Then reassemble the throttle and make sure that the butterfly isn't moved as you do this or place it back on the car.
You may still need to reset the actuator to get it in sync, but normally the throttle reset will do that (90 secs on, 90 secs off, etc)
2) air box screws. Assuming your GT JTS uses the same cylindrical air-box as the V6 or TS, these aren't self-tappers ... they are bolts that screw into captive nuts in the plastic housing. Neglect means these rust and snap off if not handled gently so you might find you can pull the captive piece out the plastic, drill-out the snapped bolt and clean them up enough for new bolts. Use a thin coat of araldite on the captive pieces when you push them back to get them to stay in place in the aid box. Make sure the new bolts are greased (I use copper grease).
The 147 though has a flat-panel filter so the intake system is different and I thought that as the GT is 147 based it would be the same on teh TS and JTS models.
Think that covers it ...
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Last edited by gazza82; 29-08-13 at 13:51.