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Old 12-27-2008, 03:51 PM
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Was checking out the 04 Disco II after a little run and noticed a slight smell of antifreeze, after looking the engine over I noticed a small area of brownish sludge at/on the separation point for the throttle body heater and the throttle body - That tells me I need to replace the gasket however, it also leads me to this question....

What would happen if I remove this little "heater" plate and replace it with a blank, then cap off the inlet port from the manifold. I can not figure out any real significance for this little device, that does not appear to have any sensors connected to it other than be part of an extremely over engineered system.

SO if I remove it what happens???

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Old 12-27-2008, 05:20 PM
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Do like I did 4 plus years ago, join both hoses together with a small piece of copper tubing, works great.
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I had the same problem, could not find just the gasket so i got the whole unit with gasket.i think what will happen if you plug it up and you decide to take it out on a spin at say at freezing temps. and leave it parked the throttle flap will freeze and you will not be able to start your vehicle. The piece is there to keep it warm so it won't freeze on very cold days.
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Thanks Disco sounds like a good fix...(and simple...jack) Not sure what I'm going to do about the rest of the engine heating up so much on cold days though? Looks like some may say once I disconnect a 1/4 inch hose from the top of an engine it'll run so cold it could freeze. I might have to keep the throttle body immersed in hotter water than the engine to keep the flap thats controlled by cables from freezing up though. [&:]

or did I miss something

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If it gets so cold you have to worry about your throttle body freezing just stay home.
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Yep thats why they invented fireplaces and girlfriends [sm=happybounce.gif]
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alrite guys the fix is 20 buck and a hour why re-engineer it???? scott
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WTF - its OVER engineered to start with + I think even an engineer (maybe) would be able to tell you using the copper tubing will A. only take 5 minutes and B. save $167,985.23 dollars over the lifetime of the truck because you'll never ever have to replace that part again!

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One douche bag will say the glass is half full and another douche bag will say its half empty but, only a GOOD engineer will tell you there is 50% to much glass [:@]

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Thanks Disco sounds like a good fix...(and simple...jack) Not sure what I'm going to do about the rest of the engine heating up so much on cold days though? Looks like some may say once I disconnect a 1/4 inch hose from the top of an engine it'll run so cold it could freeze. I might have to keep the throttle body immersed in hotter water than the engine to keep the flap thats controlled by cables from freezing up though. [&:]

or did I miss something

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Robert
Why do you think the rest of your engine is running too hot on cold days, have you replace your t/stat yet?
As for the t/body, I have had morning of -19 to -24, here in Denver over the last couple of years and have never experienced and need to warm the t/body or performance from by-passing the heater unit. I would though, not just restrict the flow by plugging the 2 lines.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:33 AM
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Sorry Mike,

I don't (engine runs fine), the reply was for Stupid's benefit and mostly in jest. I could not find any reason not to bypass this device.

remember boyz and gurls, one must use every safety device known to man, unless the device itself causes a hazard


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