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1.8t throttle body cleaning

Jp-tqs Jan 26, 2013

  1. Jp-tqs

    Jp-tqs Member

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    Has anybody cleaned the throttle body on their 1.8t bex engine? Did it on my wifes 1.8t golf with good results. Just wondering if there's any pitfalls before i attempt this!
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    This is what the golf looked like
     
  2. Pabs

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    There is a guide on audizine on how to do this, it's on my list to do when it's a bit warmer and dryer
     
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  4. Jp-tqs

    Jp-tqs Member

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    Cheers pabs, might have a go at it tommorow. When i did the golf i didnt disconnenct the plug to avoid having to do alignment afterwards. If i do it ill take some pics and let you know the results!
    Cold starting on my car is'nt great so as cleaning TB is free, think it would be a good place to start.
     
  5. Pabs

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    No probs mate, Have you changed your plugs recently, when mine was playing last year up I put a new set of plugs in and it was perfect, no more probs firing up especially in the cold
     
  6. Jp-tqs

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    Plugs is another thing on the never ending list of things to do! On the subject, what plugs are advised?
     
  7. Pabs

    Pabs Active Member

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    I'm running NGK copper plugs at the mo, I was thinking of getting iridium but not sure they are worth the extra cost
     
  8. Slinepete

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    Think I put NGK platinums in mine always ran the Scoob on iridiums but as said there expensive
     
  9. Jp-tqs

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    Ok, so cleaned the throttle body this morning. Wasnt as gunked up as i was expecting but enough deposits to upset the airflow when cold i suspect. Started lovely afterwards but it was a warm morning here (8 deg) so still dont know if my cold start probs are better! Anyway heres a pic when first dismantled....
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  10. Pabs

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    looks pretty clean i hope mine is the same when i get a chance to do it, i would take your coil packs off and check your spark plugs
     
  11. Dubbers1

    Dubbers1 Top Gear VCDS Map User

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    I replaced my throttle body on my BEX just last week as it was knackered

    If you're having cold start/idling trouble I highly recommend replacing the crankcase breather valve, its only £9~ from the dealers and is a 5 min job, they pretty much ALL collapse at some point and mine was causing the car to idle between 1000-1200rpm

    See here:

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a4-a4-...104028-crankcase-breather-valve-location.html
     

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