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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Excessively 'clogged' inlet manifold (pics)
I decided to clean the throttle body in my car (GT 1.9JTDm) it was heavily soiled on the butterfly with tar/sutty carbon. so i fully removed it and when i peered into the inlet manifold i couldn't beleive the amount build-up of carbon on the inside...absolutely caked in it, had a little poke at it and it was really compact.
I've not attempted to clean it out as i don't know if this is normal (i can't imagine it is) and it looks like a big job cleaning it out. If its not normal build up, then has some other factor contributed to the manifold getting in such a state?...ive popped a pic on to see inside.
any suggestions and advise would be great.