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    Red face Oops

    Today i decided to clean the throttle body on my coupe using carb cleaner. do this every month or so just to make sure its nice and clean

    Went to the shelf, picked up the spray can, went back to the car, lid off, spray into TB. this is the point when i thought "hang on a min....why is carb cleaner white??" looked at the can, and i had only gone and picked up "Autoglym Wheel cleaner & Sealer" oops.

    So anyway, i cleaned it out as best i could, and then ran the engine hoping it wud burn out or something. To my surprise, nothing exploded! PHEW. took the car for a spin, and its much MUCH smoother, nicer acceleration, and pulls "cleaner"

    now i am definatly NOT telling people to use the wheel sealer stuff in ur engine!! i DEFINATLY wont be doing it again, even thogh it worked well. mmmm Just thought id share it with you guys.
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    pmsl! i dont think ill be trying that. glad you never ****ed your engine though mate
    2.0 16v Ecotec 154.6 bhp 153 ft.lb torque

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOUG
    glad you never ****ed your engine though mate

    me 2. saying i S**t myself when i realised what i had done would be an understatement
    Ex Astra Coupe Driver
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    glad no1 had a swear box on hand!
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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    Not as bad but I was spraying 'speed wax' on my car, put the bottle down to rub it in,
    then picked up what i though was the 'speed wax' and started spraying again and
    realised it was actually wheel cleaner! Just hope it doesn't do anything to the paint
    work!!!
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    ask 4 Dave & mention Darren SXi 1.8 sent u!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amrik
    me 2. saying i S**t myself when i realised what i had done would be an understatement
    lol i'll bet you did.
    2.0 16v Ecotec 154.6 bhp 153 ft.lb torque

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