garratt83 said:Its also called IPA
Are you anywhere near here
they sell this
and then you will be this
a3daveo said:At the risk of sounding a complete idiot what gasket do I ask for? Throttle body gasket??!!
Whilst I whip off the throttle body may as well replace the gasket as I wouldnt think it cost much
nickelvery said:I'm going to clean my throttle body tonight but I read from a different forum that you have to reset the throttle with VAG-COM after cleaning it?
Is this true or will a ECU reset do the same?
cjhill said:the stuff from halfords marked... electrical contact cleaner (in a green can) is the same stuff.
Or at least it smells like the same stuff and hasnt killed my MAF yet. We use alot of isopropyl alcohol at work (in hospital) as a disinfectant, it has a distinctive smell.
Stewart said:I believe the torque setting is 8Nm.
Effect said:My car had done 92k when i took mine off to clean and it was spotless.
vrbob said:i have just cleaned the throttle body as it was very dirty. i did the whole disconnect the battery thing for over 40 mins and then put it all back together. I reconnected the battery and did the first click on the ignition and left it alone for a minute and then started the engine. The engine started fine and then it started to alter the revs up n down above n below it leveled out at 1000rpm. I have now taken the car for a 10min drive and the idle still sits at 1000rpm is this right cos it used to idle at about 850rpm.
vrbob said:Been to Abtech this morning and they have stuck it on VagCom and it has come back saying that the MAF is reading as low and so is the temp sensor so i am gonna replace them and fingers crossed get this issue solved.
I think my S3 hates me
vrbob said:next stupid question :
is it easy to use vagcom?? and is there any chance of me doing anything bad to the car with it?? I do have a tendancy to make things worse look (eg tried to clean throttle body and now have faulty MAF and Temp sensor!)
Also is the cable you posted the link to the one you use with the free 409.1 version of the software?? did you pay £50 to unlock features in that version of the software or have you got the 704 software if so does that work with the same cable??