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Quick Tip-Throttle Cleaning - EricTheCarGuy

This one goes out to BowlingBallOut who posted a question about a sticky throttle on his Saturn. It was a great question so I decided to make this video in response to it. There are many different configurations of throttle assemblies but for the most part if you have a throttle that is sticking you might be able to fix it using the procedures in this video. I am aware you may not able to purchase spray throttle cleaner in some states now but I'm sure they have some alternative available at your local parts store. One very important note here is that if you have a drive by wire throttle (DBW), then I do NOT recommend this procedure. If you perform this procedure on a DBW throttle body you may need to have the throttle reset in order to get your engine to idle or even start. I only recommend this procedure if you're trying to correct a problem with a sticking throttle. If you have idle problems, I recommend you check out this article on my website. http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-idle-problems The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com BowlingBalOutl's channel http://www.youtube.com/user/bowlingballout Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.


 


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Decarbonizing Your Engine With Water -EricTheCarGuy
I get asked all the time about using Seafoam or other products to clean an engine. Granted, those products if used correctly do have their place but with something as simple as a cup of water you can decarbonize your engine. The thing is DON'T USE TOO MUCH! You can actually damage your engine if you put too much in so be careful. That said, on a fully warmed up engine a couple of squirts of water in the engine can break up carbon deposits in your engine. Just before I rebuilt the carburetor on the Ford I decided to perform this procedure and make a video about it. It's a cheap effective way to clean your engine. Like I said though, don't use too much or you'll be putting an engine in. Camera: Brian Kast The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Related videos. Cleaning Throttle Bodies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41yFXjibtLY Solving Performance Problems 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsGTeWayqIU Solving Performance Problems 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAKwCzUE_9M Re Performance Problems: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vAJi5rLMGY Diagnosing a Catalytic Converter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VZ5K8n5jj0 Related articles. Idle issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-idle-problems Performance issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-performance-issues Getting Better MPG: http://ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-the-causes-of-poor-mpg Discussion about this Video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/52276- decarbonizing-your-engine-with-water#103995 The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com ETCG FAQ Page: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq EricTheCarGuy code lookup: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/obd-code-lookup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





AC Clutch Repair and Noise Diagnosis -EricTheCarGuy
This one starts out as a noise diagnosis that ends up working in an AC clutch repair on a 1998 Acura 3.2 TL. In addition to the AC compressor clutch, we also talk about repairing the AC belt idler pulley and other possible noises during AC operation. So if you ever need to replace an AC compressor clutch or have a noise coming from the idler pulley on your AC system, this video is for you. Here's some useful links. Snap Ring Pliers: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/kastar-1435-snap-ring-pliers/#oid=1002_1 The Basic Principals of AC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w17DpGCcRj8 AC Performance Testing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU_A4wNuHXI Finding and Repairing AC Leaks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95RdGLFIbL8 Recharging an AC System: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lglPJuBXVeE Discussion about this video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/47966- ac-compressor-clutch-and-noise-repair#78241 The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





iVTEC How it Works -EricTheCarGuy
iVTEC How it Works is a long standing requested video. Back with I did the video on the VTEC explanation I was asked about doing a video on iVTEC which is slightly different than VTEC. First you need to understand the basic operation of the cam shaft, once you have that, and you know a little about how that cam shaft effects performance, you can then begin to understand how iVTEC works. In essence, as far as the Honda system is concerned, it varies the cam 'timing' to optimize performance and fuel economy. Many companies employ similar systems to this but they may perform the operation differently. This video focuses on the Honda iVTEC system. That said, you may notice that the VTEC system on this K series is a little different in that instead of having a cam with a higher lift and duration, it switches between 1 and 2 valves on the intake side. So when VTEC engages on this engine it actually activates another valve in the cylinder instead of changing lift and duration. It still alters cam timing via the iVTEC system however. Once again, to optimize power output and fuel economy. Either way, I hope this video helps with your understanding of camshafts, cam timing, lift, duration, VTEC, and iVTEC systems. Thanks for watching. The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Related Videos How VTEC Works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc800hkqY2M The Basic Parts of an Engine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saPGX-1qC4M How Oil Pressure Works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f2fcbTh5yw K Series Valve Adjustment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=959I0wF5NH8 F Series Valve Adjustment 2.2L: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7wI4EtZSaA B18C VTEC Valve Adjustment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDrw42_KuZY B18B Valve Adjustment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G_Nq2orpfo J Series Valve Adjustment (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnyqVg3nWRk J Series Valve Adjustment (Part 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLdgivYwUiQ Useful articles. HVAC problems http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-hvac-problems Engine overheat http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-do-when-your-engine-overheats No start problems http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-no-start-problems Idle issues http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-idle-problems Performance issues http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-performance-issues Diagnosing Noises http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/diagnosing-noises-in-your-car Diagnosing Vibrations http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/determining-the-causes-of-vehicle-vibratio ns Electrical Problems http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-electrical-problems Brake Issues http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-brake-problems Transmission issues http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-transmission-problems Buying a Used Car http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-look-for-in-a-used-car-purchase Leaks http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-leaks MPG http://ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-the-causes-of-poor-mpg EricTheCarGuy code lookup: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/obd-code-lookup The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Discussion about this video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/55532- ivtec-how-it-works#122861 Social Media Links. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/ericthecarguy Information on Premium Membership: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





How To Find A Vacuum Leak - EricTheCarGuy
Vacuum leaks are one of the biggest causes of engine performance problems. This video is pretty straight forward in it's approach to finding a vacuum leak. On thing I might mention is that not all vacuum leaks are at the engine. Some HVAC systems run on engine vacuum and can cause a leak under the dash in some cases. I've even seen vacuum operated door locks. Just be sure to be careful spraying flammable stuff on a hot engine, you don't want to take one problem and make it a whole lot worse. You can also use a spray bottle with water to do this same test. It may not be as effective, but you don't have to worry about spraying a flammable substance on a hot engine. For more information on diagnosing engine performance issues, check out this article I wrote. http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-performance-issues The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





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