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#2803425 - 11/15/12 10:26 AM Throttle body cleaner / Carburetor cleaner
ajchien Offline


Registered: 03/22/08
Posts: 433
Loc: los angeles
Whats the difference between a Throttle body cleaner vs. a Carburetor cleaner? I didnt find anything on a search of the site.

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#2803433 - 11/15/12 10:35 AM Re: Throttle body cleaner / Carburetor cleaner [Re: ajchien]
suspiciousmind Offline


Registered: 12/11/09
Posts: 352
Loc: NC/SC
I believe throttle body cleaner is less likely to harm the plastics used for sealing the throttle plate in some throttle bodys.
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#2803441 - 11/15/12 10:41 AM Re: Throttle body cleaner / Carburetor cleaner [Re: ajchien]
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Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 1405
Loc: Chicago, IL
Carburetor cleaner leaves an oily residue; TB doesn't.

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#2803485 - 11/15/12 11:30 AM Re: Throttle body cleaner / Carburetor cleaner [Re: ajchien]
Quest Offline


Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 6306
Loc: beaver land EH?
most carb cleaners are not O2 sensor safe, and may be to strong (solvency) that it may melt certain throttle body's coating.

most throttle body cleaners that I'm aware of (esp. CRC) are both O2 sensor safe and does not strip coating inside the throttle body.

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#2803531 - 11/15/12 12:04 PM Re: Throttle body cleaner / Carburetor cleaner [Re: ajchien]
mikered30 Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 1286
Loc: PA
Is amsoil power foam safe for throttle bodies?

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#2838234 - 12/17/12 04:36 PM Re: Throttle body cleaner / Carburetor cleaner [Re: Quest]
gogozy Offline


Registered: 03/16/04
Posts: 638
Loc: GTA, Ontario, Canada
there are some cleaner label itself as "throttle body and carburetor cleaner"... are they any different then just throttle body cleaner?

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#2838567 - 12/17/12 09:10 PM Re: Throttle body cleaner / Carburetor cleaner [Re: ajchien]
tom slick Offline


Registered: 05/26/03
Posts: 8529
Loc: Central Coast, Calif.
From their MSDS:
CRC throttle body and Carburator cleaner:
Acetone 75 - 85%
Heptane isomers 4 8%
Toluene 2 5%
Diacetone alcohol < 1%
Carbon dioxide 5 - 15%

CRC Clean-r-carb
Acetone 20 - 30%
Toluene 35 - 45%
Methanol 25 - 35%
Carbon dioxide 5 10%

Valvoline professional throttle body cleaner:
ACETONE >=70-<80%
XYLENE >=5-<10%
METHANOL >=5-<10%
CARBON DIOXIDE >=5-<10%
ETHYL BENZENE >=1.5-<5%

Valvoline brake parts cleaner:
ACETONE >=70-<80%
XYLENE >=5-<10%
METHANOL >=5-<10%
CARBON DIOXIDE >=5-<10%
ETHYL BENZENE >=1.5-<5%

3M carburetor cleaner:
TOLUENE 35 - 45%
ACETONE 20 - 30%
METHYL ALCOHOL 10 - 15%
PROPANE 10 - 15%
DIACETONE ALCOHOL 5 - 10%
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