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    Exclamation Polished Throttle Body ??

    I made a thread a couple of week ago asking how often you guy clean your throttle bodies and i was just wondering if anyone has ever polished them like this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew@A.L.D View Post

    I don't think i would want to go at it with sand paper like the link but wouldn't a bit of metal polish go a long way?
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    To gain what? something thats polished that does nothing then you have to cover it up?

    Don't waste your time with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew@A.L.D View Post
    To gain what? something thats polished that does nothing then you have to cover it up?

    Don't waste your time with it


    I think its meant to give better flow, A bit like when people smooth out the air box.
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    No gain at all

    Don't bother wasting your time and money

    This is advise from some that has spent years porting cylinder heads, There is flow bench tests out that that prove its all a waste of time.
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    Any polishing of the inlet side of the engine isn't worth it. It can in fact, make things worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_ View Post
    Any polishing of the inlet side of the engine isn't worth it. It can in fact, make things worse.
    Thats only true after the fuel injectors
    Was 531bhp 8L S3 thats going to break the 600+ bhp Club then break something else. Lets see what this OD HTAGT3582r can do
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    Yes, the "making it worse" part but it's still a waste to polish the inlet side. What's more important is nothing effecting overall flow, like steps as I'm sure you know.

    You efforts are better spent polishing the paintwork
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    heres mine very clean

    only used some wet'n'dry paper to clean off all the burnt on carbon. didn't go to get a mirror finish
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay1601 View Post
    heres mine very clean

    only used some wet'n'dry paper to clean off all the burnt on carbon. didn't go to get a mirror finish

    Well done mate you got that VERY clean


    What grade wet&dry paper did you use?
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    Why?
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    got ity clean and blinging on the inside.. hehe

    and zero actual performance gains... other than restoring a durty one to clean state perhaps @ best
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3 T View Post
    Well done mate you got that VERY clean


    What grade wet&dry paper did you use?
    400 i think. only thing i had laying around
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    Was 531bhp 8L S3 thats going to break the 600+ bhp Club then break something else. Lets see what this OD HTAGT3582r can do
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew@A.L.D View Post
    Lol

 

 

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