Ecotec 2.4L - Removing the top engine cover,
- Quick clean on the throttle body,
- Reinstall top cover
Car used in this video 2008 Malibu.
This procedure cannot be done like this on newer electronically controlled throttle systems; otherwise, it may require re-calibration of the ECU settings.
If you DO NOT have a manually controlled linkage cable from the accelerator pedal on your vehicle, DO NOT attempt this procedure.
Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge this video is accurate. I am in no way responsible for any occurance resulting from following the instructions in this video.
Engine Oil Flush - How To and Does it Work?
Car used - 08 Chevy Malibu 2.4L Ecotec.
Engine Flush used - Kleen-flo
Biweekly How To #47
I am not affiliated with Kleen-flo, nor Wix, nor Castrol, this is just what
To the best of my knowledge this video is accurate. I am in no way
responsible for any occurance resulting from following the instructions in
GM Oil Life Monitor - Can You Trust It?
Take a close look at the oil and filter after my oil life monitor reached
Car used is an 08 Malibu with a 2.4L Ecotec engine.
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Click on the link for more info about the GM Oil Life Monitoring System
Spark Plug Change 08 Malibu
Bi-weekly "How to" #18 - 2.4L Ecotec Spark plug change in my 08 Malibu.
Includes: Removing the top cover,
& Replacing the top cover
Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge this video is accurate. I am in no
way responsible for any occurance resulting from following the instructions
in this video.
- paper towels or small rags
- trouble light or flashlight
- driver with 5/16 socket or flat screwdriver (for clamps)
- pliers or vice grips
- preferably an air compressor (not totally needed)
- 3/8 drive ratchet with a long extension
- 5/8 spark plug socket
- 10mm socket
-- antisieze (optional)
- light grease ( white lithium or vaseline)
- may need needle nose pliers
- spark plug gapper if your plugs are not pre gapped
- 4 new sparkplugs (preferably AC Delco for GM)
Duramax Fuel Filter Change
Bi-weeklly "How to" #27 - Filter change and bleeding the fuel system.
Truck used - 04 GMC 2500 - 6.6L Duramax - Engine Code 2
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
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
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DIY Fuel Injector Cleaning & Repair
This is the end result of a few hours of work and $60 because I didn't have
a 1/4" NPT tap in any of my kits. I could have done this for less-than
$40. The BG products were donated to the cause.
The REASON you want to use 20 PSI is precisely because of how peak-hold
type injectors work. The injector signal sends a 4v spike to open a
peak-hold type injector quickly, then maintains its open condition with
only 1 volt. Really, it's a current thing and there's a longer
explanation, but that's it in a nutshell. When you put the injector in its
operating pressure, it takes more than a AA battery to open it, but you
don't want to sustain that much current with a momentary switch and your
expensive injectors. This isn't in the video because this warning wouldn't
be as clear. Unless you can simulate the injector pulse precisely, don't
try it. 1.5v is enough to open it below its operating pressure. If you
open it and THEN apply pressure, you can flow as much pressure as you can
throw at it.
I don't discourage anyone from getting their injectors professionally
cleaned and balanced, but in my case, I didn't feel that was necessary.
In my first video, I thanked the seller for these injectors and happy to
know I got a great deal on high quality parts. My gratitude is even
greater because I had problems with them. It gave me an opportunity to
help others troubleshoot these kinds of problems when purchasing used
parts. A different idiot might have blamed the seller for peddling crap,
demanding their money back... but that would only be because they didn't
even know what they were looking at.
This particular idiot knows what high quality parts RC injectors are and
how to clean 'em. $250 + $60 still means I saved about $150 on a brand new
set. We all benefit because I bought these and I'm grateful! Let the good
Throttle Body Cleaning - Dirty Throttle Body Symptoms and Problems
http://www.TrustMyMechanic.com (visit my site for TONS of free auto repair
Throttle body cleaning. Does your car idle rough, does the engine seem
like it is trying to die when you are at a stop light, is the engine taking
a little longer to start than normal?
You might have a dirty throttle body and that is something you can repair
yourself. In this video we are cleaning the throttle body on a 2005 Ford
F150 pick up truck with a 4.6 V8 engine.
Using just a wire brush and some throttle body cleaner made by BG, or you
can use any throttle body cleaner made for throttle body service which is
available at your local auto parts store.
If you want to learn more about car maintenance and what you can do
yourself to help save money. Visit my site link at the top.
"Common Throttle Body Symptoms and Problems"
What are the most common complaints I see in my auto repair shop that are
related to a dirty throttle body?
1. Rough idle speed. We like to call this hunt and peck, like a chicken
does when it is looking for food. The engine is trying to keep a steady
idle speed but the carbon build up in the throttle body plates are not
allowing it. So the engine is hunting for a steady idle speed, which causes
the roughness you feel inside the vehicle.
2. Slower starts or extended starting periods. You might have to crank the
engine over much longer than you used to. The engine might start and die,
and you have to crank it again. These are pretty common complaints when
there is a dirty throttle body issue.
3. Dies at stops. The engine is having a hard time keeping the idle speed
high enough without dying. This complaint is worse with the air conditioner
on, since there is more load on the engine with the A/C compressor on. A
dirty throttle body will cause the engine to decrease the idle speed as the
vehicle comes to a complete stop, and will eventually die. Restarting can
take some time as in the extended crank complaint above.
This is a common complaint and the throttle body as well as the idle speed
control motor should be cleaned periodically as part of regular scheduled
I have more useful information on my website...for free, nothing to buy.
Also of interest.
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how to clean throttle body
throttle body cleaning
what is a throttle body
throttle body symptoms
throttle body problems
throttle body cleaner
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Cleaning Throttle Bodies
MotorWeek's Pat Goss explains how to clean throttle bodies including on
newer cars where there is no mechanical linkage to the gas pedal.
how to clean an idle air control valve.
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