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 Post Posted: 24 Jan 2017, 11:13 
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So I know all the symptoms of a dirty ICV (high revs, dificulty starting sometimes, etc) and how to fix it. But I have never done it before and I don't know what the thing looks like. So now on Sunday my mom tells me her car is revving high and I tell her to bring it over so I can sort it out. So I take out the air intake and start working on removing the throttle body (bear with me). While I'm at it, I take out what I think is the airflow meter and give it a quick clean. I look at it and wonder how this this with the spring that kind of looks like a thermostat is supposed to measure airflow, but whatever. Then I get back to trying to remove the throttle body so I can get to the "ICV" on the back (bear with me). But I don't have a small ratchet for the 10mm socket I need to remove the two bottom nuts.

So I give up after 2 hours and a lot of swearing and tell my mom I'd need to buy a small ratchet and try again this coming weekend.

And then I go on youtube to look how other folks have done it and I see that the weird "airflow meter" I cleaned was in fact the ICV and that the actual airflow meter is in the piece of piping that goes between the air filter and the throttle body.

Which means I actually did what I wanted to do 15 minutes into my 2 hour job and the other 1 hour and 45 minutes was me trying to do Lord knows what.

I felt like a complete fool, but at least I accidentally did the right job.

And this is what happens when you have lots of "book knowledge" and not much practical experience.

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 Post Posted: 24 Jan 2017, 15:24 
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But well done!!

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 Post Posted: 26 Jan 2017, 21:58 
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:LaughOUTLoud: I take out the ICV and tps in 10min :shh:

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 Post Posted: 27 Jan 2017, 09:45 
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Koperdraad wrote:
:LaughOUTLoud: I take out the ICV and tps in 10min :shh:


Ja ne. It helps if you have tools. I have a nice set of small sockets and 3 ratchets. But no adapter so I can use the small sockets. Well, that changes tomorrow. But in hindsight I guess it was a blessing I didn't have the equipment because I might have ended up doing the headgasket too LOL.

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 Post Posted: 27 Jan 2017, 23:33 
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Issue sorted ? Lokl

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 Post Posted: 30 Jan 2017, 09:33 
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Mr Lupini wrote:
Issue sorted ? Lokl


Almost. Just have to put the engine back in the car XD

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