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  • [Corsa C] Cleaning Throttle Body

    Hi all, I want to do this as it's probably never been done and my card is old, I hear its a relatively easy job to do however I cant find a tut on it and don't want to just start pulling random bits off.

    A start would be to know exactly where it is, and I don't want to take it off if it means needing replacing some seals etc as I just want to clean it then drive off later today.

    Couldn't find a TUT for this, but happy to make one once I've worked it out with some pointers? or if someone already has a tut please can I have it?

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    Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi - New Car
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  • #2
    a start would be to tell us what engine it is then we can help
    Take a look, Its old and rusty[URL="http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html"]
    http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/182-zetec-powered-mk1-fiesta.html[/URL]

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    • #3
      Doh fail.

      I don't know of its code actually.

      1.0 Ecotec in a Corsa C (X reg 2001 first model). Petrol.

      ]"]Error | Photobucket

      I have a feeling its the thing between the branded Ecotec box and the large black plastic thing above it.
      Last edited by Aaron; 13-07-2013, 11:55 AM.
      Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi - New Car
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      • #4
        That's a Z10XE. The throttle body is underneath that circular plastic assemble at the back of the engine bay. Undo the bolts on it and unclip the various pipes connected to it. You'll then be looking into the throttle body. Get some carb cleaner, or if you really want the best stuff get this QUICKSILVER POWER TUNE MERCURY MARINER YAMAHA OUTBOARDS | eBay, (Johnson & Evinrude so a similar product that's just as good) - spray it liberally into the port, you'll see it foam up and then settle, don't be tempted to go sticking things into it - if you use that stuff you won't need to. Repeat after a few minutes, then reassemble. As a basic clean that's all you need to do.

        The next step is to take the whole thing off and clean it - but usually a spray of the above product does the job.

        Check those breather pipes are all clear - no harm spraying some cleaner down them as well.
        1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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        • #5
          Thanks man I'm going to give this a go. Gonna check out the bolts on it and see what tools I need.

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          • #6
            Just a torx bit is all you need. Maybe some pliers re. the pipe connectors, but it's pretty straightforward. Any problems give us a shout.
            1972 Viva restoration thread - http://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-b....html#post1534

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            • #7
              Thanks. I got a semi broken mixture of tools mainly gathered by accident or IT related. I have torx drivers but not sockets.

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              • #8
                Hi, I've got a 1.3 2006 cdti 70bhp corsa c, I've been noticing my car is extremely sensitive and jumpy at low revs and Im wanting to clean my throttle body but ... Embarrassingly I have no idea where it is and I've looked every in the engine bay for it and no look, could some please tell me where it's at in the engine bay and where abouts it is in the engine?

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                • #9
                  Hi, probably best to start a new thread and upload a picture.

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                  • #10
                    Good idea thanks

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