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    cleaning throttle bodies using WD40????

    can i use WD40?

    is it alright to spray it inside the throttle body as well while running??

    reply as quick as poss please, thanks...

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    use carb cleaner mate, not a lubricant!
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    I wouldn't bother - just spend a few quid on the proper stuff. Spraying "unknown" stuff down the TB with the engine running is never a good idea.

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    car is in bits at the moment not got another to get to shops...
    anything else you can think of?

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    i've found some solvent cleaner, its by RS. think this would be any good?

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    WD40 would be the better choice as it defo won't affect any rubber seals etc I'm not sure what's in the RS stuff, but solvent might be nasty.

    But spray it on a rag and wipe round the TB rather than wholesale douusing of the TB - and with the engine off.

    Better still as you've got the tools out - remove the TB and clean it on the bench.

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    the TB's a right mess. so r my hands typing this. wheres mi rag?!
    at th min, i av jus used a rag cleaning the black cr4p out of it...
    is it a MASSIVE job getting the whole TB out? any how to's on that?

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    anotha kwikie, wud startin th engine now with th TB exposed do any harm to th engine?? no lights gona *** up on dash or anyfin???

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    Whaat engine have you got??

    And it's not wise to start it up with no air filter on, but a short bust won't do any harm - just make sure nothing gets sucked down the hole

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    all i know its a 1.8 16v - year 2000.

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