Well, I was very sceptical that doing this would make any difference to the running of the car, however after a good clean out last night, the engine seems much smoother (espesh when cold, as it was a bit lumpy in the mornings) and it seems to have a bit of a smoother acceleration as well. Tickover is a bit lower as well.
Not sure how much of the improvement is imagined, but with the amount of crap in there, cleaning it must have done something.
In short I heartily recommend it!
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ps well ill try to explain if you can understand my technical jargan!
Well where the top part of the airfilter pipe is attached to the engine where the air gets into the engine, unattach that from the engine, Get a can of carb cleaner and spray into the TB and wipe clean using a clean cloth and see the black that comes outta it just clean all around the inside of it, then see your baby go
Easy as that!
i am sure someone will explain more technicaly in a min LOL
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Is the airfilter the bit where the Ecotek C27 or whatever you call it goes? Not that it matters for the moment. Stu, I gonna get Mike to fix it in for me next week and have a can of carb cleaner handy for him to show me too!
Adrian, don't getan EcoTec valve. They're a waste of time on our cars.
All they do is disturb the airflow into the engine to mix the fuel better. We've got a trick called the VRIS which does a much better job. Fitting an EcoTec will only screw things up with that.
EcoTec have also recently had their knuckles rapped by the ASA and had to retract most of the claims in their adverts!
If you don't believe me, do a "search" and find out for yourself...
PS. The air filter is the big black box next to the battery. Where the 3" plastic hose from that joins the metal bit at the back of the engine - that's the throttle. Remove the 3" air intake (plastic hose) from this (one screw). At the back is the throttle arm (the bit that moves when you press the pedal). Move this manually and you'll see the butterfly swing open inside. Spray away in there...
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