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 Post subject: THROTTLE BODY CLEANING IN A CFI
Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:19 pm 
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Hey guys,
my mate has a central fuel injected, EA Fairmont...
just want to know the repercussions of using "Threebond Engine Conditioner" on the throttle body,
or any throttle body cleaner in general.

any info would be good. trying to get the old girl running better so if you have any suggestions of improving how she runs would be great

What would be the best method of just cleaning out my injectors/throttle body to make it run nicer on idle etc.?

Thanks guys,

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:21 pm 
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throttle body cleaner doesnt hurt it at all, just makes the car run like sh!t while your spraying it in, but if your really worried it doesnt take much to pull the throttle body off anyway, i think its like 2 bolts, fuel line and a plug 8-)

other things you can do if you want to get the ol EA running nicley; they - like all Falcons enjoy a plug & lead change with air and fuel filters, if its still running like crap, then take the dizzy cap off and wipe it out, maby get a bit of wet 'n' dry and give the 'contacts' a light rub, and don't forget to set the timing (if it needs setting), also my old EA didnt like to run properly without coolent.

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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:00 pm 
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thank you. we did the throttle body cleaner and the amount of black chunks that came out the exhaust was crazyyyy. its so much more responsive now so its awesome. we also changed ignition leads and spark plugs which helped alot!

maybe a stupid question but whats the 'dizzy cap' ? couldnt hurt for me to get a bit of info on what it is

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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:17 pm 
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I_Love_My_Fords wrote:
Hey guys,
my mate has a central fuel injected, EA Fairmont...


What would be the best method of just cleaning out my injectors/throttle body to make....


Is it yours or your mates ? :? It's not that bad.... lol

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:03 am 
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I_Love_My_Fords wrote:
thank you. we did the throttle body cleaner and the amount of black chunks that came out the exhaust was crazyyyy. its so much more responsive now so its awesome. we also changed ignition leads and spark plugs which helped alot!

maybe a stupid question but whats the 'dizzy cap' ? couldnt hurt for me to get a bit of info on what it is

cheers


a "dizzy cap" is a Distributor cap, it sends the power from the coil through the leads and into the spark plugs at a set time.

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the EA ones are setup wierd, its hard to explain but if they get dirty on the inside or out then they dont work very well, just remeber if you take it off and clean it, put the leads back on in the correct order lol

do you have the 3 speed auto or a 5 speeder?

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:33 am 
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low_ryda wrote:
I_Love_My_Fords wrote:
Hey guys,
my mate has a central fuel injected, EA Fairmont...


What would be the best method of just cleaning out my injectors/throttle body to make....


Is it yours or your mates ? :? It's not that bad.... lol


hahaha it is my mates but he is only on boosted falcons so i thought i might tap into the fordmods knowledge :)
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I_Love_My_Fords wrote:
thank you. we did the throttle body cleaner and the amount of black chunks that came out the exhaust was crazyyyy. its so much more responsive now so its awesome. we also changed ignition leads and spark plugs which helped alot!

maybe a stupid question but whats the 'dizzy cap' ? couldnt hurt for me to get a bit of info on what it is

cheers


a "dizzy cap" is a Distributor cap, it sends the power from the coil through the leads and into the spark plugs at a set time.

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(not an EA Cap pictured)

the EA ones are setup wierd, its hard to explain but if they get dirty on the inside or out then they dont work very well, just remeber if you take it off and clean it, put the leads back on in the correct order lol

do you have the 3 speed auto or a 5 speeder?


cheers man. very helpful man. ummm he says its a 4 speed auto? but aparently the CFI came with 3 speed so i dont know. and he says thanks. might look into replacing his dizzzy cap

 

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