Temperature gauge would take more than 5 minutes to register normal operating temperature on cold days.
Sorry for the typo error. It should read as "idling speed after"
Idling speed means the engine rpm and not the temperature gauge. It should be more than 1500rpm during cold start and slowly lowers to normal idling speed of between 700-800 rpm.
A simple cleaning of the throttle body is easily done but a complete one would require the throttle body to be removed.
Start with a simple cleaning of the throttle body.
Note : Keep ignition turned OFF during process.
Get a can of carb cleaner.
Remove the Air cleaner and air intake hose from the throttle body.
Spray carb cleaner into the throttle body.
Manually push the throttle plate open and use a used toothbrush to scrub the area surrounding the throttle plate when closed.
Use a rag to wipe off when necessary.
Repeat until the interior is clean.
Reinstall air intake hose and cleaner.
Ensure any wire harness that had been disconnected is reconnected securely.
Engine might require a longer cranking time due t the presence of carb cleaner and might stall. Don't worry about that. After engine statrs, it might need a little running time to stabilises.
Sunday, November 28th, 2010 AT 3:09 AM