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Old 01-17-2014, 05:22 PM
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Question Sensor Cleaning?

I replaced my thermostat a couple days ago and when I did I had to pull my EBP sensor bracket off to get to it. While I had it off I took it apart and cleaned it out with just a dry Q-tip, and then kinda scraped out the elbow it connects to with the Q-tip stick, quite a bit of gunk and crusty soot came off and out. I have noticed a pretty good bump in MPG's since doing this, and will be pulling the whole EBP tube off so I can clean it out too! My question is: are there other sensors that I can take off and clean out to improve MPG's and performance? And what can I use to clean them? I thought about using PB Blaster but thought "I better not"! Will PB Blaster hurt my sensors? Should I just use some water with a couple "DROPS" of Dawn? Or is my dry Q-tip approach the best way? I'm thinking I'll be just buying all new sensors and replacing them, but in the mean time cleaning them is most cost effective :-) I have recently replaced my ICP sensor because it went out and leaked all down my driveway?

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Old 01-17-2014, 09:29 PM
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Nobody has any info??
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I would just use electrical parts aresol cleaner for the sensor and then just use a thick piece of wire down the EBP tube to break up any blockage in it.

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That was my other thought, like some electra-clean and a Q-tip? Know of any other sensors that would help to clean out?
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I bought a brand new EBP sample tube from sunriseford (sponsor on here) for $12.xx which kicks the chit out of trying to clean an old rusty one. I also replaced the MAP line when I did the EGR delete. It had some oily substance occupying the hose that you find in the rest of the intake. Plus it was dry-cracked.

Its never a bad idea to periodically inspect your electrical harness, cooling system hoses and components, clean and inspect intercooler boots, ect... You can catch a problem before its a problem. Your monitor (if you don't have one GET ONE) will tell you a lot, but an old school mechanical inspection can tell you a lot, too.
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Thanks GGFast!! I'll definitely check those, my strokin-wisdom is increasing by the day because of all you guys!
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