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    P0505 code

    P0505
    Idle Control System Malfunction.where is the idle control valve ??sounds like its caked up

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    you dont have one fitted so best thing u can do is remove the TB fully from the car - total doddle - elec plug and a few hoses - and dowse the thing in petrol cleaning it to within an inch of its life!!!

    refit etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    you dont have one fitted so best thing u can do is remove the TB fully from the car - total doddle - elec plug and a few hoses - and dowse the thing in petrol cleaning it to within an inch of its life!!!

    refit etc
    Is the throttle body where the top hat is ??

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    yes it is below the top hat and held by 4 torx bolts, as GB says give it a good clean and if this fails it will be a new throttle body as it is a sealed unit

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1412 View Post
    yes it is below the top hat and held by 4 torx bolts, as GB says give it a good clean and if this fails it will be a new throttle body as it is a sealed unit
    thats me naffed as ive not got a torx bolt set to get them bolts off.i had the same problem trying to get my hubs off because of them torx bolts

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    you should be able to get them off with a ring spanner

    even easier if its those funcy ratchet spanners

    i use ratchet rings for most of my torx fixings

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    you should be able to get them off with a ring spanner

    even easier if its those funcy ratchet spanners

    i use ratchet rings for most of my torx fixings
    cheers fella will give it a try and will it be ok to give my afm a clean with carb clearner ??

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    u could but if its not giving any problems i wouldnt bother

    Full TB removal and clean should be sufficient

    may wanna remove your intake pipes to and from intercooler and give these a clean too as probs caked in oil

    flush the IC out with petrol if ur feeling "flush"

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    you could just clear the fault code and see if it returns?


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    bit of a half arsed attempt - may as well clean it anyway as he says he didnt have the correct tools therefore never been cleaned during his ownership...

    by all means clear it and take it from there but TB cleaning is a routine thing that should be done at least once a year IMO

    upto u if u reckon its worth it..... 5mins to whip it off and see

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