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Is It Bad?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by honda_mach3, May 12, 2003.

  1. honda_mach3

    honda_mach3 Senior Member

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    i was taking off my throttle body and found some oil and dirt mixed together in the IM plenum. is this a bad sign? not so much though, just enough to see and pad off. it's all around the plenum. is this bad or what?
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Reside builds up in your throttle body and plenum,from the blowby line and just crap over time it is normal.
     
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    honda_mach3 Senior Member

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    how the hell do i clean it up? that skunk2 plenum is hard to reach and i don't want to take it off. i'm putting in a ITR TB instead of the B16A2.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Without taking of the IM it is going to be hard.Get a clothes hanger and wrap a cloth around it.Spray the cloth with carb cleaner or something to that effect and just wipe up what you can.
     
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    honda_mach3 Senior Member

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    i'm probably going to check my ports sooner or later. i just wanna see how my port and polish is. i guess i'm just going to take it off and check the ports.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Yes man,whenn you pull it off,just hit the inside of the runners.Mine was the same way when I got it.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    You could need a new PCV valve (if your car has one) Just take it out and if it rattles, then it is good, if not, time for a new one. You should check it every oil change.
     
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    Hmm if i take of my IM how should I go about cleaning all of the Gunk?
    And can someone show me a picture of what the PCV (<--- what the heck is it) valve looks like?
    Thanks for all your help guy, I'm really in to tinkering with my motor cause I have no money to upgrade stuff... not yet anyway B)
     
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    A pcv valve sits on the valve cover... its usually elbowed and a hose runs from that to a nipple on the intake plenum....



    Chris
     
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    you can get the easy to reach parts with an air tool and a polishing attatchment. spray lots of carb cleaner or similar product in first, clean excess with a rag, and polish away.
     
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    Thanks Chris, I spotted it with Ease
     
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