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Old 06-10-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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Throttle Body Gasket mod?. 01 Tacoma

I pulled my intake and throttle body and cleaned them the other day. When I pulled my throttle body I noticed the Stock metal gasket covered a good portion of the hole. I decided I would grind the metal gasket to a complete circle and it seemed to really help.
Now I have looked on the forum for anything like it but found nothing. Does anyone do this to theirs?
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In all seriousness though, good idea!
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http://www.yotatech.com/f2/trd-throt...gasket-166753/

Or you could buy the TRD part. It's supposed to be installed when adding a S/C anyways.
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I like taking things apart one time if possible. It was there I did it. Just thought I would share.
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I cut mine out and didn't notice a difference other than the intake whistles more. Which maybe why its there in the first place.
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I pulled my intake and throttle body and cleaned them the other day. When I pulled my throttle body I noticed the Stock metal gasket covered a good portion of the hole. I decided I would grind the metal gasket to a complete circle and it seemed to really help.
Now I have looked on the forum for anything like it but found nothing. Does anyone do this to theirs?
They sell "O" gaskets. I think they're for the supercharged motors.

I think they're $4 at the dealer.

Scroll 3/4 of the way down. http://www.top4runners.com/ja/cleantb.html

Edit: nevermind... I should always read the thread before posting.
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I also have a sheet of gasket I could cut to size. I could also spend $4 on a "TRD" gasket and wait a week for it to get to my house but I didn't. The point is , I didn't know it was there as do some others like myself. My point in this thread was to allow people like me to know these things. There is no thread that I found talking about this gasket. As you can see in the pic of my truck, I like to leave my truck as stock as possible. This is a great thread in my opinion because its so easy to miss and it really helped my throttle response.
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I also have a sheet of gasket I could cut to size. I could also spend $4 on a "TRD" gasket and wait a week for it to get to my house but I didn't. The point is , I didn't know it was there as do some others like myself. My point in this thread was to allow people like me to know these things. There is no thread that I found talking about this gasket. As you can see in the pic of my truck, I like to leave my truck as stock as possible. This is a great thread in my opinion because its so easy to miss and it really helped my throttle response.
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Check the slack in your throttle cable also. When I did my MAF, TB cleaning and plugs/wires, it was the tightening of the slack in the throttle cable that made the world of difference to me.

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Yeah this has come up before, and people have swapped in the non-D-shaped supercharger gasket and not noticed a difference.

I would not change the gasket material, and would stick with the OEM metal crush gasket, which is very thin and not reusable. You don't want a leak there that could screw up your air-fuel ratio.
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Oh ya, I pulled the slack out on the cables. All the little things ad up in my opinion. My truck gets pretty damn good gas mileage.
Anyways, I personally am glad I did that to my gasket. A: It was fun B: Yes, It helped my throttle response, No Doubt. Mostly from a stop to go. Unfortunately I wish I could say I gained Ponies but I didn't, lol.
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Oh ya, I pulled the slack out on the cables. All the little things ad up in my opinion. My truck gets pretty damn good gas mileage. Without squeezing every last drop out of the tank I'm at 260+/- miles per tank on my 31s.
Anyways, I personally am glad I did that to my gasket. A: It was fun B: Yes, It helped my throttle response, No Doubt. Mostly from a stop to go. Unfortunately I wish I could say I gained Ponies but I didn't, lol.
I can get 340-350 miles per tank on my 31s

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I can get 340-350 miles per tank on my 31s

How in the world do you get that!!?
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I also have a sheet of gasket I could cut to size. I could also spend $4 on a "TRD" gasket and wait a week for it to get to my house but I didn't. The point is , I didn't know it was there as do some others like myself. My point in this thread was to allow people like me to know these things. There is no thread that I found talking about this gasket. As you can see in the pic of my truck, I like to leave my truck as stock as possible. This is a great thread in my opinion because its so easy to miss and it really helped my throttle response.
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That metal TB gasket is not reusable. It is a crush gasket with a small impressed ridge around the circumference. If you want to do this, just the the supercharger gasket .

IIRC, no one has achieved a demonstrable benefit (dyno data) from doing this.
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I can get 340-350 miles per tank on my 31s

Downhill both ways in 5th at 45 mph on non-ethanol gas and 100 psi in tires and interior stripped out and no battery.

You dick. I need to change my fuel filter and then run several gallons of Techron through.
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^ that last comment
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Not much is to be had with this mod on a na setup and likely more for sound reduction. With forced induction this will become more of a restriction and more power can be made with the "o" gasket vs the "d" gasket.
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