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dirty/oily throttle body

I took my intake tube off today and my throttle body was all oily and full of dirt particles, is it supposed to be like that, or should I clean it off?
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clean it with throttle body cleaner and a rag. take it off and make sure to use tb cleaner safe for ford tb's
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I didn't know the made a special cleaner just for throttles

but I shall do that
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is your "Bomz Chrome Cone Filter" an oiled air filter? if so throw it out and move on ... hell from the sounds of it throw it out anyways if it let that in...
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is your "Bomz Chrome Cone Filter" an oiled air filter? if so throw it out and move on ... hell from the sounds of it throw it out anyways if it let that in...

Its prolly just from crankcase ventalation...
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good old pcv system. mine was black and nasty too.
The difference is some throttlebodies are coated... and regular carb cleaner will eat it off.
(or so I read)
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is your "Bomz Chrome Cone Filter" an oiled air filter? if so throw it out and move on ... hell from the sounds of it throw it out anyways if it let that in...
It's not oiled, but it's not the best quality I could find.. it was just a substitute for a real air intake until I decided to get a K&N or MAC or something
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The oils comeing from the crankcase ventilation. There are catch cans available. Let me find a pic. Kboyd put one in his truck. Hang on.
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I can't find the pic. It was from the last Huntsville meet at the state park.
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The oils comeing from the crankcase ventilation. There are catch cans available. Let me find a pic. Kboyd put one in his truck. Hang on.

That is against the law unless you use a Stef type canister. The Stef is more like an accumulator than a regular catch can. It pulls vaccum through it and catches the oil in the bottom. That may be what you were reffering to, but I just wanted to clarify it!
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Accumulator is the better terminology I was trying to describe. It's a sealed system. Nothing goes in the atmosphere.
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