Originally Posted by Mike Murrell
You DO NOT need throttle body service at 30K unless you've been running the car on kerosene.
It is very important.
Actually, another member here PM'd me about a problem with his car. I told him to perform the throttle body service first and go from there.
Guess what? It fixed his problem. As far as I know, he uses gasoline and not kerosene.
Keeping the throttle body clean keeps the throttle blade from binding. This problem usually starts to show up at around 30,000 miles.
Ask a friend in the industry that you trust. It's a fact.
Here's the PM I received after offering that advice. I left the member's name off the end:
Originally Posted by TN member
Whoo! I got impatient and found some spare time, so I jumped into the engine bay, pulled the throttle body, and sprayed TB cleaner all over (except around the harnesses plugs) and sprayed some straight into the intake plenum... started her up and went on a spirited drive... for a minute or so, the sound was still there but it was less distinct than before, and after about a minute, I could no longer hear it. Came back home, cleaned up my tools, let the car cool down, and then went for another drive... and as far as I can tell, the problem is gone. Thanks for the help, bud!
Maybe that member will post also.