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did the dealer do the cleaning already? if not, then you can do it yourself. very easy to do, especially on the DBW's. i used brake cleaner and the carbon came off easily. really, it's just removing 4 bolts. be sure to buy a new throttle body gasket (~$2 at the dealer), and you're good to go.

here's a pic of mine at around 40k. i'm the second owner, but i doubt the first owner ever cleaned it.

low power is normal below 3k, doesn't fully spool up until 3k.

if he pulls "it's a maintenance issue", pull out the owner's manual and check the maintenance section. it's not there. don't think it'd work, but go ahead and try that.

anyway, here's a detailed guide:

just disregard the stuff about the throttle cable.
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