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Need help with the throttle body

Do i have to replace the gasket on my throttle body if i clean it

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    Keith Heavilin May 11, 2010

    Are you taking the throttle body completely off to clean it or are you cleaning it on the car?


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I would hightly recomend that you do replace the gasket. If you just clean it you may not get a clean seal and it will create a lot of problems down the road

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Yes, do to the heat stress it once took it was under pressure, as soon as you removed the TB it loosend molecul;es in the gasket which expanded and molecules seperated , so when you re-use it when it gets up to temp it wont seat securly like it did b4 and may blow out...they are pretty cheap anyway!!!!

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A little oil is normal. Clean it with carb cleaner.

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