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Grease in my Throttle Body

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    Grease in my Throttle Body

    I Recently checked inside my throttle body and my finger came out full of grease. My car only has 22k miles on it
    Is this a common thing with an LS1. How can I clean it. I've heard alot about Sea Foam.

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    Ttt

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    Get a throttle body cleaner and do it right-Prestone makes a kit with fuel injector cleaner and throttle body cleaner-you swab out the gunk and rinse it out -but not w/the engine running.!follow the directions.

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    Not normal for grease or oil to accumulate there.Sounds like its coming from the pvc valve that bleads gases from the valve cover.just a guess.

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    sounds like the pcv...although it isnt too common on the 01-02 cars. just clean it and see if it comes back. it could be a few things...

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    Where can I get the Prestone Cleaning Kit?

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    You need a catch can..... http://www.accmachtech.com/pcvcatchcans.htm
    Oil is blowing by and straight to your TB...you can clean it and it will be right back.....very common on LS1's..... here is mine

    I get about a teaspoon of oil that was destined for my TB every 100 miles or so......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cachels1
    Where can I get the Prestone Cleaning Kit?
    all you need is some carb cleaner and a rag or 2. sarge is just anothern old fart who pays to get his shit done...dont pay any mind to him.



















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    You lil shit....catch can works man....pays to get his shit done.....so what?
    You lil shit......I'm going to bed...you folks be good.....

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    very good mod to do...actually, pm me. i know someone selling them pretty cheap. if you want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cachels1
    Where can I get the Prestone Cleaning Kit?
    Autozone or similar should have this stuff.I don't think your gonna have excessive blowby with 22,000 miles-that motor is barely breakin in.Throttle bodies will have a black sooty build-up on them normally-may look like oil.Sarge has a heavily modified high performance motor that may have some blow-by without there being any real problems with the motor-but a stock low mileage motor should not have any such problems(IMHO).You need to clean your fuel injectors on a regular basis anyway.

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    I thought fuel injector cleaners were BS?

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    IMHO-I've seen evidence that they can work.I've worked on cars and seen other cars where it made a noticeable difference in the way the engine ran.Therefore I would rather see it be used as preventative maintenance-don't wait until it's running funny-because it may not be able to reverse the clogging.Use it to keep them from getting clogged in the first place.Every other oil change run the stuff through the gas-cleaning out the throttle body doesn't need to be done that often.

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    sarge your motor gives me a woody but yea...the catch can is a good mod and is on my to do list...after I get my emissions crap sorted out

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    What's up with your emissions crap?

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    ehh...I don't wanna jack his thread about it

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