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Yup, those nifty little straws that come with a can of throttle body cleaner... DO NOT use those. I had been a fan of them myself up until today when i learned a very scary lesson. In the middle of cleaning the TB the straw comes off and shoots straight down inside the intake.

Tried used a 4 jaw picker type thing and it worked up until the straw flipped out and went some where that I could no longer see. Then I had to remove the TB, and used a 5hp shop vac and that finally sucked it out.

I love those straws, but for cleaning a throttle body while it is on the jeep, IT'S NOT WORTH IT. Especially if your like me and using a toothbrush along with the spray.
 

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That sucks man...Glad you could get it out.

hahahahahah a title like "stay away from straws" and then a reply of "THAT SUCKS" sorry but that just made me laugh. :rotflmao: :laugh: :rotflmao: :laugh: :rotflmao: :laugh: :rotflmao: :laugh: :rotflmao:

glad you were able to get the straw out without having to remove the intake.
 

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Hahaha ... it's gotta be Friday afternoon!
 

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SweetPee said:
Yup, those nifty little straws that come with a can of throttle body cleaner... DO NOT use those. I had been a fan of them myself up until today when i learned a very scary lesson. In the middle of cleaning the TB the straw comes off and shoots straight down inside the intake.

Tried used a 4 jaw picker type thing and it worked up until the straw flipped out and went some where that I could no longer see. Then I had to remove the TB, and used a 5hp shop vac and that finally sucked it out.

I love those straws, but for cleaning a throttle body while it is on the jeep, IT'S NOT WORTH IT. Especially if your like me and using a toothbrush along with the spray.
oh....this is a must
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SweetPee said:
Yup, those nifty little straws that come with a can of throttle body cleaner... DO NOT use those. I had been a fan of them myself up until today when i learned a very scary lesson. In the middle of cleaning the TB the straw comes off and shoots straight down inside the intake.

Tried used a 4 jaw picker type thing and it worked up until the straw flipped out and went some where that I could no longer see. Then I had to remove the TB, and used a 5hp shop vac and that finally sucked it out.

I love those straws, but for cleaning a throttle body while it is on the jeep, IT'S NOT WORTH IT. Especially if your like me and using a toothbrush along with the spray.
oh....this is a must
:worthless:

Here is a picture for you:





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Yea I think Greg has it about right... That is unless you wanted a pic of my big azz up in the air holding a shop vac while standing on a 35 and praying to God simultaneously :laugh:
 

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I am always losing the little straw. I use the cleaning solution on my mountain bicycle chain and sent the straw flying. I never did fid the straw again.
 

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SweetPee said:
Yea I think Greg has it about right... That is unless you wanted a pic of my big azz up in the air holding a shop vac while standing on a 35 and praying to God simultaneously :laugh:
What would have been exciting is if the shop vac exploded the gas as it sucked it through the motor.
 

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What we really need is "write ups" for mishaps that occur on a trail and not things that help with polishing a t*rd for mall use. :laugh:



















I hope you know that I am j/k, Eric!
 

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Finally your avatar makes sense!!! Glad it didnt slip down an open valve,
 

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Use a little supper glue or some calking & glue the straw to the tip permanently. No I don't have pictures, you will have to use you imagination :lildevil:
 

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The straw going down the intake probably wouldn't hurt anything. it would melt and go out the exhaust.
 

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Oh my God this happen to me about 6 months! I was like your avatar, "oh ****"!
Did some Saving Private Ryan b.s.! Big, long screwdriver with Duck Tape at the end!
Got it right out luckily! No More straws for me!!!
 

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SweetPee, this straw story just blows me away. Every time I think about it I picture that "AW-$H-T" look on your face and I just crack up. I don't think cleaning my TB will ever be the same.
 

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SweetPee, this straw story just blows me away. Every time I think about it I picture that "AW-$H-T" look on your face and I just crack up. I don't think cleaning my TB will ever be the same.
Oh I know, I can laugh now. But man!!!! I was freaking the heck out, all I could think about is here it is; no garage, & cold weather with possible rain/snow coming. I would have to order an intake/exhaust gasket and who knows what else assorted accessories, all the hours it would take to take it all apart and then put it back together. AND FOR WHAT?????? To dump a dam straw out of the intake and put it back together!!!

The only calming thought(s) I had... What mods can I or should I squeeze in since all this junk will be off the engine? :lildevil:
 

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Well !If a common spray can fools you ? I would take your car to a real mechanic.
"fools" me?? I would not say a common spray can fooled me, assuming I am smart enough to even understand you whitty comment. :roll: this was just a funny post to show how the simple things can cause you great harm.
 
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