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Join Date: Feb 2002
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Re: Throttle body cleaning?
On the v6 you can leave the potentiometer in place.. you just have to disconnect the connector block.
You don't need a special cleaner.. use parafin (kerosene) (or WD40) to shift any oily stuff. Be careful about the air-flow sensor this is a little wire that's only protected by a loop of metal. Don't touch it at all or it'll break.
It should be self-cleaning but you can spray it with brake or contact cleaner.. (any high-evaporating solvent) if yours is oily. It should only be oily if you're using a panel or cone filter and have over-oiled it. That stuff is a bit waxy. Any other oily stuff, it can clean off itself.
Coolant hose to the t/b is to warm it up in cold weather. Otherwise you could get "icing" in there during cold weather. If you lived in the desert, probably you wouldn't need it.. but Denmark I'd say leave it in place. The Alfa engineers wouldn't have put it there if they didn't think it needed it.
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