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Old 12-03-2012, 01:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Modifying 2.3i throttle body Question

my butterfly plate does not close all the way, should it?
i didnt think to check this before i did CordovaMotorSports Mod

Optimizing the Mazda6 Throttle Body How-to

thanks a ton for your time

here is a picture after, where you can see it not fully closed

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Old 12-03-2012, 01:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It needs to stay a bit open for idle. Otherwise the car wouldn't run

tapatalking.. err wait.
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Yup. Totally normal.


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thanks I kind of figured that there should be a gap in it but I wasn't quite sure if the electronic throttle just automatically open a gap when it started or what,

Ok time to get this thing polished up!
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Definitely let us know how your 6 feels now that you've done it!
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Will do, i had a spare tb and just figured it wouldnt hurt to try it
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ok i ended up getting it on, seems to work good, the noticed much smoother throttle take offs, i ended up polishing a second one up now too, since i had spares, i guess ill find out if it help my fuel mileage though, im might put one for sale on the forum.

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ok i ended up getting it on, seems to work good, the noticed much smoother throttle take offs, i ended up polishing a second one up now too, since i had spares, i guess ill find out if it help my fuel mileage though, im might put one for sale on the forum.
Thanks for the followup! Hopefully you do decide to sell one cause I'd love to do this!
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Dude, you should make some cleanning to that battery, it seems like is going to eat you engine with that sulfate! Nice to know your TB polished worked, I'm trying the procedure on my 6.
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engine bay has been detailed since then, battery too haha

it was the battery out of my wrangler so it never got cleaned. the method works pretty well, the only thing i wish i would have done was a fine polishing after the porting, ive sold a few now to others on the forum, and worked some for friends
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