Throttle Body Clean DIY – Volvo S40/V50, C30, C70

How to clean the throttle body of Volvo S40/V50, C30's and 2006+ C70's

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Throttle Body Cleaning for P1 vehicles- S40/V50, C30’s and some C70’s

MVS Forums Moderator Made In Japan details how to clean the throttle body of P1 vehicles- S40/V50, C30’s and some C70’s.

This is actually from another site, (Thanks to Syrup from S.S.), but I found it so good I decided to copy it here. This should also apply to C30’s and possibly P1 platformed C70’s. First off, if you have opted to remove the air filter box, replacing it with a different intake, then you are miles ahead of those who have to get at the throttle body via taking the air box loose. Anyway, here it goes:

It’s easy in theory but awkward in practice.
I think the throttle body cleaning instructions in VIDA have been written by a Swedish intern – it’s literally a few diagrams and one or two sentences and not enough to get the job done- just enough to scratch you head…

I ended up cleaning the throttle body. As the intake side is was spotless – but on the engine side it was filthy and covered in gunk.

Here’s a few tips to make life easier.
Tools:

  1. 1/4 drive ratchet with various extensions & sockets
  2. Regular Torx bits
  3. Screwdriver
  4. Small spanner to suit Torx bit

Throttle Body Cleaning for P1 vehicles- S40/V50, C30’s and some C70’s

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