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Author: Subject: Throttle body butterfly gap
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posted on 19/7/19 at 05:47 PM Reply With Quote
Throttle body butterfly gap

Can anyone advise me how 'open' a throttle body butterfly should be at idle for a cable operated throttle body? Pictures speak a thousand words if you have any for reference.

Ive asked 2 mates and 1 said it should be closed fully and the other said it needs to be open a bit

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40inches

posted on 19/7/19 at 06:26 PM Reply With Quote
Not sure what you mean? On my throttle body, I adjust the stop screw to set the idle rpm I want?
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rusty nuts

posted on 19/7/19 at 07:10 PM Reply With Quote
It may depend on what type of idling control you have ? If you have an idle speed control valve the butterfly may well be totally closed, if there is no idle control then a small adjustable gap is likely.
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CTLeeds

posted on 20/7/19 at 04:28 PM Reply With Quote
As above. My BMW engined car has an idle control valve under the intake manifold which regulates air into the manifold at Idle and this is ECU controlled. At idle the throttle body is completely closed. I suspect any non ECU car would have a gap at idle.

Chris

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