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well, i was cleaning the throttle body today, and I noticed that it was very black. is this normal?

also, i noticed that the intake hose connected to the throttle body was coated with oil. is this normal?

 

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Mine was as black if not blacker than that.
Pretty sure it closed all the way too. But don't quote me on that one.
 

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*Some* oil in the intake is normal (everything that would pollute gets dumped in the intake -- kinda like a garbage disposal -- oil vapor from crankcase, fuel evap, etc.). If its dripping all over the place you have a problem: probably overfilled oil.

I think the gap is normal. Even at "closed-throttle" idle *some* air needs to get in.
 

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pete1 said:
*Some* oil in the intake is normal (everything that would pollute gets dumped in the intake -- kinda like a garbage disposal -- oil vapor from crankcase, fuel evap, etc.). If its dripping all over the place you have a problem: probably overfilled oil.

I think the gap is normal. Even at "closed-throttle" idle *some* air needs to get in.
well, the intake hose is lined with oil. it's like it's got a thin layer of oil on it. i guess it makes sensse that the throttle body needs to be slightly open even at idle.
 
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